ADHD is one of the most common conditions in childhood.
Here are some facts about how it works.
ADHD is not caused by bad parenting, too much sugar, or too many video games. ADHD is a brain-based, biological disorder that is caused by differences in brain anatomy and wiring. It’s not a “sickness” and it won’t “go away.”
This disorder often runs in families. If your child is diagnosed, then you might want to pay attention because you might have it too!
ADHD involves a group of key skills known as executive function. This impacts the ability to focus, self-control, organization, use of working memory, flexible thinking, managing emotions, planning, getting started on tasks, and many other skills.
We know it impacts how kids function at school, and how adults function at work. It impacts men, women, boys, and girls.
Think of this disorder like an iceberg, where many of the symptoms lay hiding under the surface – out of sight but ever present. You don’t have to have all the symptoms showing to have the diagnosis.
ADHD-like symptoms affect everyone at some point. It only becomes a clinical diagnosis when one has higher challenges that others, and in more than one setting.
This is NOT something you grow out of. Some symptoms may lessen as one gets older, but the best way to deal with it is to MANAGE the symptoms.
LEADPrep knows how to support students who have ADHD. As a micro-school we have the capability to make a real difference in each student’s experience and be real partners in managing their symptoms.
LEADPrep is small, so each student gets more time to develop relationships with teachers and with other students.
LEADPrep creates an environment where students can learn in more intuitive ways that work with the way they can learn best.
LEADPrep learning is based on a hands-on, project-based learning method that emphasizes thinking, creating, and collaboration with peers.
LEADPrep builds in flexibility for each student to work on tasks at their own pace which helps them manage boredom and fosters their innate creativity and curiosity.
LEADPrep has teachers and staff who understand the challenges of ADHD and are dedicated to creating an environment where learners can excel.
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