ADHD Program

ADHD Program for Kids:

What is ADHD?

ADHD is an acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which in layman’s terms is the inability to sustain concentration, regulate emotions, inhibit inappropriate behaviours and impulses.

How will Catch Up Kids develop an ADHD program for kids?

  • Catch Up Kids has a specific focus on an ADHD program for kids by addressing issues in emotional coping, attention, planning, inhibition, memory, flexibility, self monitoring, time management, meta-cognition, problem solving and social skills.
  • Parents are required to fill out a parent questionnaire before meeting with supervisors, this will allow for an appropriate representation of challenges faced by both parent and child. After meeting with the parents, supervisors will evaluation the child by typically conducting a school observation in order to identify both strengths and weakness in developing an ADHD program for kids. Supervisors will also conduct an IEP meeting with the school and your Catch Up Supervisor.
  • Workshop and Catch Up Programme Design – an experienced team of tutors are trained to meet your child’s individual needs. The programme itself is designed by the Catch Up supervisor.
  • Recommendations are made for one on one sessions and/or school facilitation which may occur at home, at one of our Catch Up facilities, at school or in the community depending on the needs of each child.
  • Monthly workshop evaluations and progress assessments with your child and the Catch Up tutors and/or monthly or bi-monthly IEP meetings.

How will my child benefit from an ADHD program with Catch Up Kids?

Executive Functioning skills allow individuals to organize and plan their thoughts and actions. Many individuals with ADHD or other learning difficulties lack the ability to self regulate both internally and externally. The purpose of an ADHD program for kids is to better integrate their skills and thoughts as so to prevent the occurrence and frequency of challenging behaviour that are a result of poor or the lack of the ability to self regulate.

Catch Up kids designs programs for children with ADHD that have child specific goals that focus on the following goals;

  • Inhibition: The ability to inhibit inappropriate thinking, vocal inhibition and non-vocal inhibition such as waiting, standing still (lining up) and not touching under instructions.
  • Auditory Memory: The ability to follow instructions in a classroom setting with a time delay from the teacher or other instructors.
  • Working Memory: The manipulation of novel information such as mathematics, and the ability to hold various aspects of information while selecting the most appropriate.
  • Shifting attention: To block out external stimuli and focus on the task at hand.
  • Divided attention: Focusing on not loosing or sustaining train of thought.
  • Self-management: Such as self monitoring; for example, self presentation, expressive behaviour and non-verbal displays of behaviour in a social setting.
  • Problem solving: Involving both academic and organisational skills.
  • Meta-memory: Also known as Socratic awareness, involving introspective knowledge of an individual’s memory processes.