ADD/ADHD:

Definition: 
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a “disruptive behavior disorder” characterized by inattention, hyperactivity or their combination. In those with ADD, the frontal cortex (surface) of the brain has more difficulty using glucose and less blood flow than in people without ADD. The frontal cortex inhibits impulses, initiates behavior, and controls working memory.

Symptoms/Characteristics:
Hyperactivity includes:

■ Overactivity

■ Fidgeting most of the time

■ Squirming in their seat

■ Purposeless or non-goal directed activity

■ Goes from one activity to another without completing activities

Distractibility includes:

■ Very distractible

■ Does not complete tasks

■ Lacks selective attention

■ Unable to concentrate (unless fascinated by a subject)

■ Tendency to daydream
 

Impulsivity includes:

■ Demands must be met immediately

■ Needs immediate reward for achievement

■ Poor planners

■ Lack of organizational skills

■ Lack of self-control

■ Does things without thinking of consequences

 

Diagnosing:
We provide a professional cognitive skills evaluation using the Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities, Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, and/or the Gray Oral Reading Test to pinpoint the exact cause of learning problems. The tests measure all cognitive skills including memory, processing speed, visual and auditory processing, logic and reasoning, and attention. In people with ADD/ADHD, the weakest cognitive skills are attention (divided, sustained and/or selective) and working memory although other areas may suffer as well.

Treatments:
■ Ritalin and other stimulant medications can treat the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

■ Classroom accommodations, such as allowing the child to test alone in a private room, can sometimes help the student focus and prevent class disruptions.

■ Cognitive skills training attacks the root causes of ADD/ADHD by strengthening weak cognitive skills. (In the case of ADD/ADHD, selective, divided, and sustained attention.)
 

Unlike tutoring, which focuses on specific academic subjects (like history), cognitive skills training treats the causes of learning struggles to help children, teens, and adults excel in school, sports, the workplace, and extracurricular activities (like music, art and dance).

ADHD Cognitive Results

Number of Clients: 5,416

Mean Age: 12.3

The following charts show the improvements in cognitive skills for clients who came with a diagnosis of ADHD between 2010 and 2015. The changes in standard scores on the Woodcock-Johnson III – Tests of Cognitive Abilities were statistically significant for all skills (p< .001) assessed. Overall, the largest gains were seen in IQ, auditory processing, and long-term memory, followed by broad attention and logic & reasoning. The average pre-test IQ score was 96 and the average post-test IQ score was 110. In addition, post-training percentiles are well within the range of normal functioning, and the average age-equivalent gain in cognitive skill performance was 3.7 years.

ADHD Testimonials:

Adult Male. Age: mid-thirties. Profession: Barrister:

Brain Training has been a real commitment over almost half a year and I am left with a genuine sense of achievement at the end of the journey.

I have been challenged and I am happy I took the chance.

I only wish I had the same opportunity twenty-five years earlier!

When I embarked on my brain training course there were a couple of weaknesses I wanted to focus on strengthening and I have in fact benefited in other areas of daily life as well. I am convinced that I have made considerable advances as a result of brain training.

My day- to- day quality of life has improved and I have noticed some clear changes. I am less anxious now, have better mental arithmetic, my attention and memory are far stronger, I am better able to distinguish different sounds, I can multitask, my driving is less erratic.

It would be unforgivable of me not to give special thanks to my main brain trainer who has been amazing. Shilpa is a credit to the business and her dedication, enthusiasm and encouraging nature were present for the duration of the course. I am grateful to Shilpa for assisting me to understand better how my brain works and to realise what is possible with a calm head, self-belief and perseverance. Thank you Shilpa!

Overall I would say it is necessary for each student to be committed to investing the energy into the course in order to take the most out of it.

The training works and I am proof!

Thank you to all the team at Brain Abilitiez.

Michael.

Male student. Age: 11:

Dear Shammi Sir and team at Brain Abilitiez. Before I came here I was struggling with spelling, had difficulty to memorize things and most importantly staying calm. After I started my training here slowly I felt less impulsive, I got better in spellings and started to listen properly to my teachers and family.

My teachers appreciated the change in my behavior and more than that I feel good and happy for myself. I feel more confident in making friends. All thanks to Shammi Sir.

You made me what I am today. You will forever be my inspiration- a person I wish to be and to do the same job of helping others.

Abhinav Nalatwad.

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