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What is ADD/ADHD?

An estimated ten percent of children in the United States are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The standard attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis is divided into three types.

  • The inattentive type diagnosis is for children with attention deficits but no problem with hyperactivity. Most people refer to this as ADD.
  • The hyperactive/impulsive type diagnosis is used for hyperactive children, who might also be impulsive. Most people refer to this as ADHD
  • The combined type is for children with both inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive behaviors.

ADD Symptoms

  • Difficulties listening (even when being directly addressed)
  • Difficulties paying attention to details and avoiding careless mistakes
  • Difficulties completing tasks and assignments
  • Difficulties with organization
  • Difficulties keeping track of possessions and materials – toys, clothes, homework papers and school supplies
  • Easily distracted
  • Poor short term memory skills

ADHD Symptoms

  • An energy level that parents and teachers consider excessive
  • Squirms and fidgets even when seated
  • Gets up when expected to remain seated
  • Runs excessively and climbs in inappropriate situations
  • Difficulties playing quietly
  • Is always on the go
  • Talks excessively

Symptoms of Impulsiveness

  • Blurts out answers before the teacher or parent has finished asking the question
  • Difficulties waiting for his or her turn
  • Interrupts conversations or other’s activities

 

The best learning environment for a student with ADD/ADHD is always one-on-one. This allows each student to focus clearly on information being presented without distractions. At PRIDE Learning Center our teachers deliver each lesson one-to-one in a patient and nurturing environment. Our structured, systematic and sequential program helps children develop a routine and consistency in their learning. We are aware that children who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are bright, creative and multitalented children. We give them the confidence and self-esteem they need to become independent and successful learners.

 

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