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ADD/ADHD & other difficulties with ATTENTION

A primary focus for the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center is the assessment of children, adolescents and adults with attentional challenges, including ADD and ADHD. Through a comprehensive and integrative assessment the cause(s) for attentional difficulties are determined. The principle approach of assessment is finding and building on the strengths of the individual and his/her support system, identifying the challenges, and providing direction to develop skills in managing the challenges.

Experience at the PNP Center has shown us that only one third of the individuals previously diagnosed with ADD/ADHD actually have ADD/ADHD. There are many other reasons for difficulties with attention, concentration, and focus.

Let us help you with our comprehensive diagnostic assessment approach.

THE PRINCIPLE SYMPTOMS OF ADD ARE:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of organization
  • Memory lapses
  • Difficulties in completion of long-range projects
  • Difficulties in understanding instructions
  • Problems in effective planning and execution

THE PRINCIPLE SYMPTOMS OF ADHD ARE:

The symptoms listed above in defining ADD plus:

  •    Irritability and difficulties in sitting still or being calm
  •    Constant need for excitement and novel stimulation
  •    High risk behaviors manifested

AD/HD symptoms are direct features of brain development and neurological efficiency, but they are also symptoms of:

  •  Anxiety
  •  Depression / Grief
  •  Obsessive thinking patterns
  •  Stress
  •  Difficulty eye teaming/tracking
  •  Nutritional imbalances
  •  Food Sensitivities
  •  Sensory Integration
  •  Behavioral Vision challenges
  •  Family and work disturbances
  •  Toxicity from external and internal agents
  •  Environmental sources
  •  Sleep difficulties
  •  Seizures
  •  Psychological and Behavioral issues
  •  Poor educational learning styles
  •  Unrealistic work demands

The experiences of the families seen in the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center has shown attentional challenges come from several layers, rather than one specific issue of ADD or ADHD. A Individualized Treatment Plan often involves coordinating several specialty areas in order to provide the type of care needed. The principle mission of the Lawlis Peavey PNP Center is to provide a complete diagnostic plan and follow-up direction for treatment and training in other cities for those families in distant localities. Many of the treatments may be provided through the PNP Center in coordination with other recommended services. 

Therapeutic Intervention

Various treatment modalities will be offered based on successful probability and follow-up. These include:

  •   Neurotherapy
  •   Biofeedback
  •   Medical direction
  •   Nutritional counseling
  •   Detoxification recommendations
  •   Exercise therapy
  •   Educational remediation
  •   Behavior vision therapy
  •   Individual psychotherapy
  •   Parental coaching
  •   Family therapy

If you question whether your child's learning challenges are related to AD/HD contact the PNP Center!

CALL TODAY: 972-434-5454

 

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