It’s hard to find anyone today who has not heard the terms ADD/ADHD. With more children seeing doctors and pediatricians on a regular basis from birth to adulthood, this diagnosis has become more and more common.
The symptoms listed below are a good indicator that your child will be diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder).
Symptoms of ADD/ADHD
(This was taken from the American Psychiatric Association)
9 Symptoms of inattention have persisted for at least six months in a high degree:
- often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work ,or other activities
- often has difficulty sustaining attention in task or play activities
- often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
- often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace
- often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
- often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as writing assignments)
- often loses things necessary for tasks or activities.
- is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
- is often forgetful in daily activities
9 Symptoms of hyperactivity or impulsivity have persisted for at least six months to a high degree.
- often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
- often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
- often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate ( in adults or adolescents, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness)
- often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
- is often “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor”
- often talks excessively
- often blurts out answers before hearing the complete question
- often has difficulty awaiting turn
- often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games)
Some hyperactive/impulsive or inattentive symptoms were present before the age of 7 years.
Some challenges from the symptoms is present in two or more settings (at school and at play or church)
There must be clear evidence of such challenges in social, academic, or occupational functioning.”
Treatment with Medication or Without Medication
Parents struggle with these questions every day. Whichever one you choose, we have an adjunct alternative for your consideration. Since the ability to focus and concentrate on one thing at a time is one of the primary issues for a child with ADD/ADHD, we developed an ADD/ADHD Program around teaching your child to approach tasks with focus and concentration. The Program revolves around the use of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Psychology) and Hypnosis.
NLP is the use of language to effect changes in behavior. Hypnosis is focused attention and relaxation. It allows the unconscious mind to absorb suggestions for changes in behavior.
Philly Hypnosis ADD/ADHD Program
This is a new Pediatric Behavioral Program based on years of experience in Neuro Linguistic Psychology (NLP) and Hypnosis addressing the behavioral issues of childhood including the complexities of ADD/ADHD.
We designed this program for the busy, sometimes over-extended parent. There are no appointments to keep, no waiting rooms, no sessions that take up your valuable time, and no drives to our offices. This is an “At Home” Program, which allows you to take positive steps towards helping your child to focus, to concentrate and to feel calm.
Coming Very Soon
To discover if this program is right for you and your child, you will be able to watch our introductory video and listen to a sample of an audio recording designed to be used when your child is not sleeping and an audio recording designed to be used when your child is ready for bed. You get to choose whether a male voice or a female voice would be more effective for your child.
In addition to a Generalized Program, there will be a Specialized Program designed for your child and their specific needs. It is personalized for your child using their name along with specifics about them (based on a questionnaire, which you complete on line and return to us on line).
Adult programs are also available.
We welcome your opinions and suggestions.