Child ADHD: ADHD otherwise also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder. Children diagnosed with ADHD find it difficult to inhibit certain responses. These children are usually characterised by their inability to pay attention, their lack of impulse control and their hyperactivity. Children that suffer from Child ADHD are often labelled as mischievous by their teachers because they lack concentration skills, they cannot sit still for long durations, they often do not respond or follow given instructions immediately and they lack the ability to inhibit vocal responses to questions posed by their teachers in the classroom environment. If ADHD is not treated it can lead to long term challenges not only at school, but at home too, which can impact the child’s ability to learn and function normally with others in society.
If your child does have the following symptoms: hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity, it does not necessarily mean that your child has ADHD. The first step in treating ADHD is recognising the symptoms of this disorder. Diagnosis can only be made by a general practitioner after evaluating the severity and duration of the symptoms mentioned above.
Finding out your child has been diagnosed with Child ADHD can be devastating for any parent, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence because it can be treated. There are many effective treatments to treating children with ADHD (Child ADHD). Medication and following a good diet plan are essential, but these cannot function independently. Catch Up Kids is a programme that was designed to assist children diagnosed with ADHD and other related disorders. Catch Ip Kids is a programmed uniquely designed specifically for each child, in order to equip them with the necessary skills to be able to function in a school environment at the same level as their peers.
Each child is allocated a Supervisor who designs and overseas the child’s programme. A reliable and capable team is then assigned to your child. The supervisor then conducts a school observation to assess the child on where they are academically and what prerequisite skills the child needs in order to cope independently in the school environment. Based on the assessments, the supervisor then does a recommendation and sets school goals. The Supervisor then designs a programme which includes scientifically proven techniques that will assist the child with self management and coping adequately in the schooling environment. The team then ensures that these recommendations and techniques are implemented.
Catch up Kids works in conjunction with a variety of schools to ensure that your child receives the best possible treatment. The catch up kids programme uses behavioural therapy techniques to set up behavioural interventions that can be used at school and at home. It is goal based and it comprises of a rewards and consequence system in order to increase and shape the desired behaviour and to decrease the undesired behaviour in a classroom context. The catch up kids programme also uses academic methods and techniques to help train the child’s brain to think faster. These methods are systematically increased over time to suit your child’s learning pace. Once the child has acquired these skills, assistance is faded in order to achieve the end goal which is to promote independence in the classroom.