What is ADD/ADHD?
An attention-deficit disorder (ADD) is a developmental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, overactivity, and impulsivity. Symptoms are neurologically-based, arise in early childhood, and are chronic in nature in most cases. Symptoms are not due to gross neurological impairment, sensory impairment, language or motor impairment, mental retardation, or emotional disturbance.
Three main traits characterize ADD: (1) poor sustained attention or vigilance; (2) impulsivity or difficulty delaying gratification; and (3) hyperactivity or poorly regulated activity. Increased variability of task performance and problems complying with rules are often key features.
The therapies used at Cognition Ignition eliminate most, if not all of the symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD.
How prevalent is ADD/ADHD?
Attention-deficit disorders affect approximately 3-5% of the childhood population. It has been estimated that 50-80% continue some degree of symptomatic into adulthood.
What is the difference between an Attention-Deficit Disorder and an Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
ADD with and without hyperactivity are separate and unique childhood disorders. They are not subtypes of an identical attention disturbance. It has been noted that children with ADD/-H are more frequently described as depressed, learning disabled, or "lazy" while children with ADD/+H are more frequently labeled as conduct or behavior disordered.
In regard to children with Attention Deficit Disorder, study was conducted on 9 and 10 year old students on the effects of Instrumental Enrichment over a twelve-week period. The Instrumental Enrichment group, when compared to a control group that was matched, scored significantly higher in reading accuracy and reading comprehension.
Instrumental Enrichment eliminates most, if not all of the symptoms associated with ADD/ADHD.