ADHD and Attention Deficit Disorder ADD
Attention Deficit means a deficit (weakness) in the ability to pay attention… Usually, it is just because the child does not know how. You don’t teach a child to swim by throwing him off the boat and yelling, “SWIM!” Well, neither should you expect a child with ADHD or ADD to learn how to pay attention by telling him to focus or pay attention.
Attention is a Trainable Skill
At Accomplished Learning Centre we use specialized programs to train children with ADHD, ADD, or attention weaknesses in:
- selective attention (stay on task when distraction is present),
- divided attention (attend to and handle two or more tasks at one time), and
- sustained attention (stay on task for a long time).
With these skills intact the ADHD/ADD child can pay attention, learn what is being taught, and even become genuinely interested in the subject.
Which program is best for your child? Every child is unique. Our assessment and parent consultation (only $189) will determine the best fit for your kid.
Assessment and Parent Consultation
Our 45-minute assessment tests your child’s deficits and strengths while the facilitator monitors your child’s personality and response to the tasks at hand i.e. an anxious child will need a different program than one who is easy going.
A few days later the parents will return for a 90-minute meeting to go over the assessment results, review psycho-eds or other assessments that have already been done, discuss the child’s school challenges and personal issues, and determine availability and costs.
Phone 604.539.1386 or 1.855.539.1386 or go to Assessments.
Can’t afford a program?
Grants are available for eligible applicants. And, all programs are eligible for Autism funding.