Does my child have ADHD?
Underlying Symptoms of ADHD.
Research to date suggests that children (and adults) usually struggle with attention skills because of weak underlying cognitive skills - those brain functions responsible for how well we pay attention, learn, read and remember.
Though symptoms (and clusters of symptoms) of ADHD differs from person to person, these are the symptoms that present most commonly:
being easily distracted
struggling with inhibitory control
taking longer to complete tasks
struggling to maintain attention
making simple errors
not following directions
making impulsive decisions
avoiding tasks that are complicated
difficulty focusing on two tasks simultaneously
hyperactivity (in certain cases)
focus intensely on things they love for long periods of time (hyperfocus)
The good news is that attention skills can be strengthened. Without medication.
Take the 1st Step and schedule your child's baseline Cognitive Test today.
We begin with a baseline Cognitive Test to identify which of your child's learning and attention skills may be showing signs of weakness. During the COVID-19 period, the test can be done online from your home.
Don't wait one more day, week or term! A simple, inexpensive cognitive test is the 1st step towards gaining the information we need to help your child overcome his/her attention struggles.
Cognitive Development Specialists
Tel: (012) 345 1541 / 082 4488 221