Program for kids with ADHD

Program for kids with ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a medical diagnosis and children who have ADHD have brain development and activity that differs from those children who do not. The disorder can affect your child attention, self-monitoring skills and inhibition.

It is important to note, that children with ADHD often find it difficult to concentrate in school or at home, and this can even affect their relationships with other adults and peers.

Does your child have ADHD?

There are three categories that are used to diagnose ADHD. If your child displays signs from one, two or all three categories, they may have the disorder. You can use these categories as a guideline, but it should be noted, that a parent who suspects that their child may have ADHD, should get their child officially tested by qualified professionals.

  1. Attention struggles
  2. Hyperactivity
  3. Impulsivity

Some parents may notice signs of any or all of the above categories from a young age, but it is normal for young children to be restless or impulsive. It becomes a concern as your child gets older when their progress on learning these skills from you, their teachers and their peers, slows. When they begin to cause problems at school, at home or with friends, it may be ADHD.

If you think that your child has ADHD, contact their doctor or paediatrician. He or she will conduct other tests to rule out the possibility of ADHD first and then refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist for further testing.

Program for kids with ADHD

Treatment for ADHD can vary, but usually includes the following three therapies which work well together for the treatment of ADHD.

  • Parent coaching – Because behaviour difficulties are a part of the ADHD diagnosis, parents may have a hard time knowing how to manage it. Parent coaching is a good way to learn different coping mechanisms for both you and your child when behaviour outbursts occur. It will also give you a guideline of different activities you can do with your child to help them with their struggles, so you can work together to achieve the best results possible. Children have a higher success rate when they feel unconditional support from their parents. Assuring them that you are “in it together” may change their attitude to other therapy they receive.
  • School support – teachers and school helpers (facilitation within the schooling environment, also called a classroom aid) can help support your child with their growth within the classroom and give them the confidence to achieve better academic grades and social interactions.
  • Behaviour therapy – Behaviour therapists can help kids develop the social, emotional and planning skills that are lagging with ADHD.

Where can I get the support I need?

Program for kids with ADHD: At Catch Up Kids, we support you as a parent in every possible way to help your child at school. We provide all three of the above listed support structures. Our approach is a holistic approach, viewing your child as a whole, beyond their diagnosis. We look at the multiple areas of deficit that may be contributing to your child’s struggle as well as spending time focussing on your child’s strengths, providing them with the confidence to build onto the basics and become independent thinkers and problem solvers.

We aim to empower our learners, help them to achieve academic excellence and become confident members of the school environment.

Catch Up Kids is a remediation program designed to assist your child with the following skills:

  • Emotional coping
  • Attention
  • Planning
  • Inhibition
  • Memory
  • Flexibility
  • Self-monitoring
  • Time-management
  • Meta-cognition
  • Problem-solving
  • Social skills

….and more, while your child continues to grow in the mainstream school environment.

Program for kids with ADHD: Our experienced team of tutors, who are trained to meet your child’s individual needs, can provide school-facilitation, afternoon services either at one of our designated academies or at your home and even, community outings.

Our website also provides numerous articles, ranging from ADHD detection to fine-motor skill activities to battling fatigue for parents with children who have learning difficulties, videos and links to educational resources, information on educational apps, news articles and fun learning activities. We have an online questionnaire to help with quick assistance for you to check whether your child is an eligible candidate for Catch Up Kids.

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