ADHD is often first diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. The main characteristic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a higher level of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity than other children. Disorganized, not paying attention to details, moving from one uncompleted task to the next, and being easily distracted are all markers of someone struggling with ADHD.
People with ADHD tend to think of tasks that require sustained thought and concentration as impossible or unpleasant. If combined with the hyperactive component, the individual will display fidgeting, tapping their hands, shaking their feet, talking excessively, having difficulty sitting still, and making noise during inappropriate times. ADHD will interfere with school performance and will likely be accompanied by impulsive, acting-out behaviors.
Those with ADHD often mistake this problem with “being stupid” or demonstrate more oppositional behaviors to cope with low self-esteem. Our expert staff is able to provide assessment and develop a plan for life to set the participant up for success. Accommodations and creating a plan that effectively matches each individual will lead to improved confidence and self-esteem.