Month: April 2013

Hillcrest ADHD Support Team

Hillcrest ADHD Support Team (HAST) is a support forum for parents, teachers and adolescents which is overseen by Dr John Flett. It draws on the expertise of professionals who deal with ADHD to answer queries and provide support. We hold regular meetings and post onto our Facebook page. For more information on how to join HAST …

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Further Information

Complementary and Alternative Treatments Overview and Principles In the past decade, there has been a tremendous upsurge of scientific and public interest in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). This interest is reflected not only in the number of scientific articles, but also in the explosion of books and articles for parents and teachers. Great strides have been …

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Homework and ADHD

Homework and the child with an attention deficit disorder Afrikaans version download [wpdm_file id=3] Organisational ability, time management and study habits rely on the areas of the brain that are negatively influenced by an attention deficit disorder. Forgetfulness, poor sustained attention and wakefulness and poor long-term planning are areas of weakness in these children. In …

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Psychosocial Treatment

Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD* Psychosocial treatment is a critical part of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in children and adolescents. The scientific literature, the National Institute of Mental Health, and many professional organizations agree that behaviorally oriented psychosocial treatments—also called behavior therapy or behavior modification—and stimulant medication have a solid base …

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Managing Medications

Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD* Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience chronic problems with inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity to a greater degree than the average person. It is a lifespan disorder, affecting children, adolescents and adults. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 with symptoms …

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Reading and Writing Strategies

Reading and writing strategies for children with an attention deficit disorder (ADD) Afrikaans version download [wpdm_file id=6] 1. This is the most common problem area for children with an ADD. They are often verbally proficient and have a wide general knowledge, but they find it difficult to get it down on paper. The main reason …

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Helping to Understand ADHD

Understanding ADHD. What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and in some cases, hyperactivity. Everyone has occasional difficulty sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulsive behavior. For some children and adults, however, the problem is so pervasive and persistent that it interferes with their daily lives …

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18 Great Ideas

Edit Entry 18 GREAT IDEAS FOR MANAGING CHILDREN OR TEENS WITH ADHD 1. Reduce time delays and externalize time. Keep waiting times to a minimum if possible. Use timers, clocks, counters, or other devices that show time as something physical whenever there are limits to completing tasks. 2. Externalize important information. Post reminders, cues, prompts, …

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Child & Adolescent Assessment

Child & Adolescent Assessment Edit Entry ASSESSMENT PACK Parents Assessment pack Download [wpdm_file id=9] Teachers Assessment pack Download [wpdm_file id=10] In order to maximise time spent during consultation the following should be made available at least one week before appointment. Child Assessment Instructions Your child is being assessed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and …

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Reading and Writing

Reading and writing strategies for children with an attention deficit disorder (ADD) Afrikaans version download [wpdm_file id=6] 1. This is the most common problem area for children with an ADD. They are often verbally proficient and have a wide general knowledge, but they find it difficult to get it down on paper. The main reason …

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Psychosocial Treatment

Psychosocial Treatment for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD* Psychosocial treatment is a critical part of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in children and adolescents. The scientific literature, the National Institute of Mental Health, and many professional organizations agree that behaviorally oriented psychosocial treatments—also called behavior therapy or behavior modification—and stimulant medication have a solid base …

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Prevent The Third Semester Slump

Afrikaans version download [wpdm_file id=7] 1. ORGANISE: Look again at where and when a child learns. Is it quiet and away from the television? Is the area well-organised with colour coding for different subjects? Is there a whiteboard where your child can write down important tasks and schedules? Fiing systems for attention deficit sufferers should …

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Managing Medications

Managing Medication for Children and Adolescents with ADHD* Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience chronic problems with inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity to a greater degree than the average person. It is a lifespan disorder, affecting children, adolescents and adults. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting 5-8 percent of school age children.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 with symptoms …

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Homework and ADHD

Homework and the child with an attention deficit disorder Afrikaans version download [wpdm_file id=3] Organisational ability, time management and study habits rely on the areas of the brain that are negatively influenced by an attention deficit disorder. Forgetfulness, poor sustained attention and wakefulness and poor long-term planning are areas of weakness in these children. In …

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