Help for ADHD and Attention Issues
Attention problems are difficult to test and measure but easy to observe and train.
Many ADHD “diagnoses” result in little more than attaching a label to observable behaviour. This fails to identify the specific cause of that behaviour. Parents are left with either the choice of isolating their child in a controlled environment or turning to medication therapy. Neither usually provides a lasting improvement in the child’s ability to learn or a realistic hope for a better quality of life.
4 Things to Look Out For If You Suspect Your Child Has ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be identified through various symptoms displayed by a child. These are the 4 symptoms to look out for if you are concerned that your child may have ADHD.
Children are always energetic. However, if a child is excessively energetic such that he/she constantly fidgets or reaches out to touch things, it may be a sign of overactivity – a symptom of ADHD.
Impulsiveness does not only refer to risk-taking behaviour. Children with poor impulse control may display signs of impatience such as cutting people off mid-sentence, or being unable to censor or control their words and emotions.
Lack of focus is one of the symptoms to look out for. When a child is constantly daydreaming, or getting distracted in the midst of completing a task, it may be an indicator of ADHD. Other symptoms of inattentiveness include forgetfulness and inability to follow instructions.
Distractibility is often mistaken for inattentiveness, but these two symptoms are not the same. Although they are often observed together, distractibility and inattentiveness have subtle differences. If a child is often easily distracted by his/her surroundings and finds it difficult to complete tasks, this may be a symptom of ADHD.
Children may display the various symptoms to different degrees, and each child will display a different set of symptoms. If the symptoms persist for over a period of 6 months, and before the child is 7 years old, there may be a possibility that the child has ADHD, and the child should be professionally evaluated and treated as soon as possible.
If you have noticed any of the above symptoms in your child, and are concerned that he/she may have ADHD, the best thing to do next would be to consult an expert for professional advice. Get a free consultation for your child, and our experts will work out the best solution for your child from our wide range of therapies and programmes.
A Promising Solution
Singapore Brain Centre offers a more helpful and promising solution to ADHD students and their parents. The broad, multi-skill exercises, developed by the Centre, have the power to strengthen attention skills.
Here are some key areas our program enables: