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ADHD is defined as the most common neurodevelopmental disorder. It is characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and in some cases, excessive levels of hyperactivity. ADHD can have lifelong impacts on individuals, their families and society. With early diagnosis and quality treatment, individual outcomes can be improved substantially. Caring for those who learn and think differently can take time, energy and additional resources.

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You are not born with these skills. They must all be taught and developed.

 

At BIOLINK BRAIN TRAINING, our program teaches all the COGNITIVE & EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS  you need to learn, read, think, remember, reason, focus and concentrate. 

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Inattentive

Hyperactive-Impulsive

Combined

  • Fails to give close attention to detail or makes careless mistakes.

  • Has difficulty sustaining attention while completing tasks or partaking in activities.

  • Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.

  • Does not follow through with instructions and fails to finish schoolwork or workplace duties.

  • Has difficulty organising tasks and activities.

  • Avoids dislikes or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort.

  • Loses materials necessary for tasks or activities.

  • Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli.

  • Is often forgetful in daily activities.

  • Fidgets with or taps hands and feet, or squirms in seat.

  • Leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected.

  • Unable to play or engage in leisure activities quietly.

  • Runs and climbs in situations where it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, it may be limited to feeling restless).

  • Is often “on the go,” acting as if “driven by a motor”.

  • Blurts out answers before a question has been completed.

  • Has difficulty waiting their turn.

  • Interrupts or intrudes on others.

  • Talks excessively.

  • Display both inattentive and hyperactive symptoms

  • Inability to pay attention,

  • Tendency toward impulsiveness

  • Above-normal levels of activity and energy

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The SNAP-IV is a widely-used rating scale used to screen for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In its original form, the SNAP-IV had 90 items that evaluated hyperactivity-impulsiveness and inattention and a variety of other psychiatric symptoms. The Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham Rating Scale (SNAP-IV) is a widely used scale that measures the core symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

DIAGNOSIS

DSM-5® DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA FOR ADHD IN CHILDREN

There's no simple test to determine whether you or your child has ADHD, but your specialist can make an accurate diagnosis after a detailed assessment. The assessment may include a physical examination, which can help rule out other possible causes for the symptoms AND a series of interviews with you, your child's teachers and other roleplayers using questionnaires, e.g. SNAP-IV-26, Conners, Brief - rating scales.

SNAP-IV 26 - Teacher and Parent Rating Scale

SNAP-IV 26 - Teacher and Parent Rating Scale

References

James M. Swanson, PhD. The University of California, Irvine, CA 92715

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At Biolink Brain Training Centre's
we
TEACH and DEVELOP the skills to prevent the above Distractive Behaviours

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·       Remember Better​ & Learn Easier

·       Think Faster &  Don’t Fall Behind

·       Sustain Optimal Attention For Longer

·       Regulate Emotions & Control Impulses

·       Initiate &  Finish Tasks

·       Improve Distracting Behaviour

·       Improve Listening Skills

·       Plan, Prioritise and Organise Tasks

Common Complaints

·       Not paying attention

·       Continuous Distractive behaviours, e.g. fidgeting

·       Forgetfulness, e.g. not writing down homework, late                          handing in tasks

·       Not listening in class, e.g. missed instructions

·       Task Initiation, e.g. don’t know where to start

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