ADHD Help in Colorado Springs
Local ADHD Tutoring & Brain Training Services
No matter how old you are, difficulties with focusing and paying attention can affect your quality of life. Whether it’s at school or work—or just in everyday life—you use these skills frequently. An attention disorder can disrupt your ability to finish schoolwork, focus on job tasks, drive your car, and so much more. That’s why LearningRx - Colorado Springs is here to help.
What Is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that impacts the ability to focus and pay attention. The term is used whether hyperactivity is a factor or not, and children and adults of any age can struggle with the disorder. Our brain training and cognitive development services have helped people who struggle with ADHD and other attention difficulties.
While LearningRx - Colorado Springs doesn’t diagnose or treat ADHD, our programs have improved the cognitive performance of clients with many diagnoses, including ADHD. In fact, more clients come to us diagnosed with ADHD than any other condition, so we have a lot of experience with this struggle.
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Our Experience with ADHD Clients
Over a nine-year period, 6,466 children and adults came to LearningRx with the diagnosis of ADHD. We measured the cognitive skills of these clients before and after brain training, and here’s what we learned:
- Among the 6,466 clients who came to us with ADHD, the greatest deficits were in processing speed, working memory (also known as short-term memory), and long-term memory. This suggests that kids and adults with ADHD need an intervention that addresses more than just attention deficits. LearningRx brain training does that!
- Among these same 6,466 clients, not only were dramatic gains seen in the three deficits mentioned above, broad attention skills improved an average of 3.2 years.
- IQ scores also improved after LearningRx brain training.
Here’s what these improvements look like on a graph:
“Pre- and Post-Training Cognitive Performance among LearningRx Clients with ADHD”
*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.
Additional Ways Parents Can Help Children with ADHD
Being the parent of a child with ADHD can be challenging at times. Our team at LearningRx - Colorado Springs has years of experience working with children with ADHD, but for many parents ADHD is new and unfamiliar ground that they have to navigate.
If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, here are some tips on how you can continue to support and help your child as they improve their cognitive and skill development skills:
Create structure for your child. Create a routine around everyday tasks, like meals, getting ready, or going to bed. Structured routine can help keep your child on track.
When giving tasks, break them up into manageable pieces. Whether you are giving your child chores or going over homework assignments, instead of giving them a full list, break them up into smaller tasks and use tools like color-coding to help ease them into organization.
Limit distractions. Distracting things or activities, like TV, video games, and computers should be monitored closely and regulated.
Encourage regular exercise. Physical activities can help release energy, increase concentration, and decrease anxiety.
Encourage regular sleep patterns. Lack of sleep can negatively affect attention and hyperactivity. Establish a calming bedtime routine and stick to it to ensure your child gets enough sleep.
Encourage thoughtfulness and wait times. By asking your child to vocalize thought processes or to take pauses before speaking/acting, you can start to encourage thoughtfulness and reduce some of the impulsivity caused by ADHD.
Stay calm and take breaks when needed. It can be frustrating to keep a child focused or calm, which is why you need to stay calm yourself. If necessary, give yourself breathers to regain composure and stay positive.
Believe in your child. Positivity and encouragement make a huge difference. Even though your child may struggle, believe that they can achieve what they need to. Even a difficult road is still navigable, so stay positive and know your child can do it!
Take Our Free Online Brain Quiz
Take our free brain quiz to learn more about your cognitive strengths and weaknesses and how LearningRx can help you or someone you love with ADHD or other attention struggles.Then reach out to our Colorado Springs brain training center to schedule your Brain Skills Assessment. The Assessment takes about an hour to complete, is reasonably priced, and will give you and our team unique insight into your cognitive abilities and allow us to customize the best program for you.
For more information, contact LearningRx - Colorado Springs and schedule an assessment - (719) 309-4030!