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ADHD/ADD

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Parents always come to my office concerned about their child’s behaviors at school and at home. Most of the time they are seeking help to assist their child who is having problems in sustaining attention in tasks or play activities, doesn’t listen when spoken to directly, often has difficulty in following through on instructions and fails to finish work.

When the behavior starts putting the child in trouble at school, like when she is always sent to the principal’s office for “talking back to the teacher”, “fighting with a friend”, “acting impulsively”, the parents doubt of their parenting skills.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)are mental health issues that can impact both children and adults. Differentiating between the two disorders is a matter of evaluating whether the behaviors exhibited are primarily related to distraction or also include high energy activities, such as interrupting, poor impulse control or frequent physical movement. For many people, having these disorders can mean they have difficulty focusing or completing tasks. In children, ADHD can be especially difficult because they can result in school problems, difficulty socializing and emotional distress. In adults, Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can make it challenging to maintain employment, affect relationships and provoke feelings of anxiety and depression.

Studies over the past two decades have lead to a greater understanding of how brain function plays a role in distraction disorders. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder are the result of unusually low arousal in the brain, which leads to problem behaviors. For example, individuals with ADHD can become easily distracted, have poor impulse control, become quickly frustrated or easily angered. As a result, individuals with ADHD can find themselves engaging in high-risk behaviors, including using drugs and alcohol. Individuals with ADD may find it difficult to concentrate and complete homework, work assignments or other activities. In children, they are often categorized as the “dreamy child,” who is staring out the window while their teacher talks.

Both of these disorders share several common characteristics. If you or your child exhibit at least six of the following, you may have either Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:

  • It is hard to read an entire book.
  • Has problems sitting and listening to a lecture.
  • Has difficulty sitting quietly for long periods of time.
  • Has a tendency to get up and walk around often.
  • Has a tendency to interrupt others while they are talking.
  • Has a hard time listening to someone else.
  • Gets impatient standing in line.
  • Is easily frustrated following instructions.
  • Has problems getting organized.
  • Frequently lose things, such as paperwork, pencils, gloves, keys or other items.
  • Rushes through assignments, resulting in careless mistakes or errors,
  • Often fails to finish homework, work assignments or projects,
  • Frequently forget things throughout the day.
  • Frequently squirms or fidgets with hands or feet.
  • Talk nonstop.
  • Frequently described by others as constantly “on the go.”

Leaving these symptoms unaddressed can lead to a wide range of potential problems for both children and adults, including social isolation, low self esteem, depression and anxiety. Treatment with ADD and ADHD coaching can make a tremendous difference. Our coaching approach is to use ADHD neurofeedback training as a noninvasive alternative treatment for ADHD to teach the brain how to regulate and focus on tasks, improving concentration and the ability to complete tasks.

  • Improve Communication Skills
  • Improve Social Interactions
  • Manage Homework and Work Assignments
  • Develop Daily Routines
  • Improve Decision-Making Skills

Neurofeedback has been known as a non invasive treatment with successful results. It helps the brain to regulate itself in a way that the person treated is able to concentrate, focus on the task and finish what he or she started. When Neurofeedback is used to treat children and adults with ADD and ADHD there are chances that the need for medication may decrease (in some cases there may not be a need for medication after Neurofeedback)

Our approach to ADHD coaching includes working with you to develop a plan for accomplishing your goals for positive change. Together we develop a partnership with you and plan out each step for improvement, including skills for you to practice at home, work and school. Throughout the process, we continue the process of assessment and adjust according to your needs as you experience successes and encounter new challenges.

We know that our approach takes time and effort. On average, clients need to work with us for at least three to four months before they begin to see lasting results. We ask that parents be involved in the process with their children and if you are an adult, we ask that your spouse or partner be included. We are truly dedicated to working in partnership with you to find the best options that work for you as we develop your personal coaching plan.

Give us a call and ask for our 15 minutes free phone consultation so we can inform you about Neurofeedback treating ADD/ADHD. (310) 600-0159

If you are looking for an alternative treatment for ADHD for you or your child, please contact me today to

schedule an appointment my phone number is (310) 600-0159

and I’ll be very happy to talk to you!

Peace,
Cristina

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Los Angeles, CA, 90025
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cristina@westlacounselingcenter.com

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