- ADHD

Even though people with ADHD have common needs and experience common difficulties, it is important to note that all individuals are different with their own individual interests, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses.

There are 3 subtypes of ADHD:

Predominantly Inattentive (previously called ADD)

Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive

A combination of both

The classic symptoms of ADHD are:

Distractibility, which means inadequate inhibition of external stimuli

Impulsivity, which means inadequate inhibition of internal stimuli

Hyperactivity, which means inadequate inhibition of response to these stimuli.

All of these classic symptoms can be brought back to insufficient inhibition and thus regulation problems. Regulation is one of the cognitive functions.

As children with ADHD often experience problems in learning, following instructions, staying on task etc. it provides food for thought regarding the functioning of the total of cognitive functions and processes.

People with ADHD can convey themselves as boisterous, wild, non-compliant, destructive and inexhaustible.

Treatment will be focused on learning to understand the disorder, separate the behaviour from the person and development of strategies to deal with difficult behaviour effectively.

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