Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Children with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have a lot of energy to put into things that they enjoy. It is more difficult for them to keep paying attention during other activities and to pick up on details of what is going on around them. Difficulty with concentration and being easily distracted are common concerns. Following instructions and completing school work and homework can also be a challenge. These factors put the child at risk of falling behind in learning. A child with ADHD may do things without thinking of the consequences and can often end up in trouble as a result of this. Sometimes this can set up a negative cycle around their school experience, or getting things done at home. A child can become known as being difficult, or defiant, without recognition being given to the real differences that are occurring for the child inside their brain and body.
Integrated Learning Therapy (ILT) looks to indentify the root causes and contributing factors of ADHD (and other related attention difficulties) and a therapy programme is included in our Individualised Learning Programmes.