ADHD & Attention Struggles Help in Staunton
Enhance Your Life with Our Cognitive Skills Training
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 homework, focus on job tasks, drive your car, and so much more. That’s why LearningRx is here to help.
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 - Staunton Harrisonburg 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.
Additional links and resources on ADHD:
- ADHD: The High Cost of Attention Problems
- The Difference Between ADD and ADHD
- What are the ADD ADHD symptoms?
- Tutoring for Children with ADHD: Is It Effective?
- Four Things You Might Not Know About ADHD
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
Parenting a child with ADHD can be a challenge, especially if this is new territory you have to navigate. Our team at LearningRx - Staunton Harrisonburg has years of experience working with children with ADHD.
Here are some parenting tips on how you can continue to support and help your child with ADHD as they improve their skill development and cognitive abilities:
- Daily Routine. A structured routine can help with everyday tasks, like meals, getting ready, or going to bed. Structure is important!
- Break Tasks into manageable pieces. Break tasks into smaller pieces instead of giving your child a full list. Using color coding can help with organizing these tasks into small chunks.
- Distraction Limitations. Closely monitor and regulate things like TV, video games, and computers.
- Exercise Regularly. Physical activities can help release energy, increase concentration, and decrease anxiety.
- Regular sleep patterns. Establish and stick to a calming bedtime routine. Lack of sleep can affect attention and hyperactivity in a negative way.
- Encourage thoughtfulness and wait times. Have your child vocalize thought processes or to take pauses before speaking/acting. This encourages thoughtfulness and reduces impulsivity caused by ADHD.
- Stay calm and take breaks when needed. Take a breather to stay calm and remain positive. It can be frustrating to keep a child focused or calm, which is why you need to stay calm yourself.
- Believe in your child. Stay positive! This can make a huge difference when encouraging your child. Believe in them and what they can achieve.
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 Staunton 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.