ADHD Consulting Program Article on Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are a big issue for families and schools.  Many children suffer from some type of learning disability.  In fact, one in every five children have some type of learning disability from Dyslexia to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD. (1)

Learning Disabilities affect thousands of children and adults

Learning disabilities vary.  The most prominent learning disability is Dyslexia or other forms of it in reading, writing and math.  39 percent of the learning disability population have some sort of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia.  The second leading group comprises around 15 percent with dyspraxis or motor control and Attention Deficit.  Roughly the same amount suffer from speech impairments.    Around 10 percent are Autistic and the final percentages deal with emotional and other deeper intellectual issues. (2)

In response, schools create a variety of individual education programs but only 1 in 16 public school students with special needs receive the attention they need.  2.3 million students or 5 percent of the public population partakes in some type of IEP, while over 900,000 are enrolled in other health impairments.  Hence it is important to understand these learning issues and help the children receive the help and aid they need to succeed.

With many perceptions on learning disabilities still not accurate enough within the general public, issues can arise when children are not properly care for.  Most students with learning disabilities are bullied and misunderstood.  This results in poorer academic success.   In 2011, over 30 percent were held back a grade, and around 50 percent faced expulsion.  Due to the bullying and lack of understanding by both parents and teachers, these numbers remain high. (3)

Parents themselves find themselves conflicted.  One third of parents do not feel they can handle a child with a learning disability.  Another third, understands the disability but feel they cannot properly help the child.  Another third feel they can help their child and remain optimistic. (4)

If not helped, these children are three times more likely to drop out of school and two times more likely to be jobless. (5)

Parents and teachers need to become more proactive and aware as well.  Unfortunately 33 percent of teachers feel children with learning disabilities are just lazy.   43 percent of parents say they would not want others to even know of their child’s issue and 48 percent believe their child will outgrow the disability. (6)

These alarming trends lead to chaos in the child’s life.  The child does not receive the specialized education and treatment he needs.  The child needs help not only from parents and teachers but also experts in the learning disability to help guide the child.  In order to combat this, society needs more awareness.  Awareness needs to be raised about disabilities beyond even the more basic issues.  Secondly, parents need to be more proactive in learning about the issue and addressing it with the appropriate parties.  Third, schools need to ensure that teachers are better equipped to handle special needs and have some type of minimal training in identifying it.  Finally, schools need to have the appropriate programs necessary to help these children with specialized programs.  While there are some programs, there needs to be more to meet the ever growing needs of these children in the public school systems.

Students who do not receive help with learning disabilities quickly fall behind in school and eventually life

In identifying these issues, many teachers, as well as school counselors, look to specialize in special education.  Some already have a primary background in these studies during their undergraduate and graduate studies and others may seek various certifications to enhance their knowledge in these backgrounds.  Clinical counselors, as well as teachers and school counselors are looking at ways to be more educated in helping students deal with learning disabilities.

ADHD

One specialized area of concern deals with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.  This disorder as noted deals with around 15 percent of the student population.  The student is unable to focus for long periods of time and may also exhibit problems sitting still.  In some cases, it is only attention, but in other cases, both lack of concentration and inability to remain calm can be present in ADHD.

In regards to ADHD, inattention is one key symptom.  In looking at these symptoms, the child may be disorganized, lack focus, make careless mistakes, forget tasks consistently, and can become easily distracted. (7)

ADHD also can affect hyperactivity.  The child may have a hard time sitting in a seat for a long period of time.  Furthermore the child will need to get up and feel the need to walk around.  In other cases, the child may feel the need to climb around things he or she should not be around.  Also excessive talking is a sign of this hyperactivity. (8)

Learning to help children cope with ADHD is essential for their success.

ADHD also affects impulse. Impulsivity includes impatience, not thinking things through before acting, The child may have a hard time waiting his turn to speak, interrupt others, answer a question before finishing the question, or start conversations at inappropriate times. (9)

While hyperactivity can diminish, inattentiveness can last into adulthood and cause a variety of adult issues.  It is important to treat ADHD.  Some coping strategies can be employed with a counseling professional and later implemented at home and in school.  Sometimes coping strategies are enough, while in some other cases, medication is recommended to help curb the problem.

ADHD is a big issue and requires professionals in the school setting as well the clinical to diagnose it and help cope.  While licensed professional counselors working with doctors are the primary treatment venue, non licensed personal can also become certified in ADHD Consulting and help parents and teachers cope with the issue.  Many behavioral issues can be addressed.

ADHD Consulting Program

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals offers an online, independent study program for professionals seeking certification in ADHD Consulting.  It is open to licensed professional counselors, as well non licensed counselors or even educators.  The primary purpose of the certification is to help school counselors and other educators have a stronger understanding of ADHD and how to help students through behavioral coping strategies deal with ADHD.  By working with parents and the child, better outcomes can be possibly found and if necessary, direction to licensed professional counselors or medical professionals who can prescribe the necessary medication.

Please review our ADHD Consultant Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. Counselors and educators are great candidates.

If you are a licensed professional counselor seeking a certification in ADHD Consulting, or a non licensed counselor or educator, you may wish to consider earning this certification and utilizing it in your professional career.  The certification is good for four years and can be renewed.  After completing the required courses for those with no ADHD educational background, one can then apply for certification within the organization.

Please consider and review the ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.

 

Works Cited

 

1.https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/getting-started/what-you-need-to-know/learning-disabilities-by-the-numbers

2. ibid

3.https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/getting-started/what-you-need-to-know/learning-disabilities-facts-trends-and-stats

4.ibid

5.https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/getting-started/what-you-need-to-know/learning-disabilities-by-the-numbers

6. ibid

7. https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/adhd-symptoms#2

8.ibid

9. ibid

 

 

 

Attention Deficit Disorder Consulting

ADD/ADHD: Homework Woes

By: addreferral.com

ADDSummer may be just around the corner, but we still know there are a few more homework assignments of the year. This may cause your any child much grief but may be especially more frustrating and at times, challenging for a child suffering from ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is important as a parent to take the appropriate steps in the beginning of the school year to ensure any homework troubles are kept to a minimum throughout the school year. There are many things to keep in mind this summer to ensure a successful year, main thing to remember is to be well-planned and organized to help minimize any frustration your child may experience.  You should consider seeking the advice of an ADD or ADHD professional for your needs.

You’ll want to address two extremely important places associated with your child: home and school. Many times children with ADHD may forget to bring their books home, so try working with the school to get an extra set of books to keep at home (this may also relieve your child of the stress or pressure they may put on themselves that can be heightened if they forgot an important book). When doing homework, try to have a quiet time at home; we’re talking about no television or any other media devices that can distract your child. Try to also stop any of your social interactions during this time as well, text messages and phone calls included, this time is about your child and working together. Try to schedule a set time for homework, this will help with order and routine for your child (and you as well). Also try to break assignments into sections so there is never work overload or too much going on at one time for your child. Remember to stay organized in order to provide your child with the best environment and work flow.

In the beginning of the school year try to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss what their expectations are regarding homework assignments, it will be extremely helpful to get on the same page. If possible, try to get an advancement of homework assignments (even on a weekly bases can help your prepare and organize). Always remember to communicate with your child’s teachers on a regular basis to check the progress of your child. Stay involved, we know it can get tiresome and demanding, but there are many people out there willing to help you and your child get through any difficult challenges.

 

 

The Truth About ADHD

 

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

Do you have questions about ADHD?   Then maybe you should read this article.   It has a lot of answers to common questions.   If you need a little bit of ADHD counseling advice then you should give it a look.   If you want to learn more about Alternative ADHD Treatments then you should CLICK HERE.

See on www.psychologytoday.com

Link Between ADHD in Children & Cell Phone Use?

The article, “Possible Link Between ADHD in Children & Cell Phone Use”, by Traci Pedersen states

“A new study suggests a potential link between the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cell phone use. ADHD is a condition”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
Could our cell phones be causing ADHD?   Here is an interesting study that is looking at the possible link between childhood ADHD and cell phone usage.    For more information on ADHD Counseling please feel free to check out our webpage.

See on psychcentral.com

Link Between ADHD in Children & Cell Phone Use?

 

A new study suggests a potential link between the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cell phone use. ADHD is a condition

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

Could our cell phones be causing ADHD?   Here is an interesting study that is looking at the possible link between childhood ADHD and cell phone usage.    For more information on ADHD Counseling please feel free to check out our webpage.

See on psychcentral.com

Why label children with ADHD?

The article, “Why label children?”, by Farida Raj states

“Go beyond labels and diagnoses. View the child from many angles”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
Should we label children at an early age with ADHD?   Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should not be a label that follows our children around.   Learning can be hard enough without the adding of a special label.   For more on ADHD counseling, you can visit our site.

See on www.thehindu.com

All in the ADHD family: Diagnosis in kids

The article, “All in the ADHD family: Diagnosis in kids can spotlight parents’ own condition”, by Linda Carroll, Kate Snow and Meghan Frank, NBC News

“As a little girl, Bonnie Ihme had big plans. Bright and artistically talented, she dreamed of becoming an architect. But the older she got, the more distant that dream seemed.”

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

Can ADHD be inherited?  Could a parent pass their ADHD down to their child?    A good article suggests that it could be.   Parents who have Attention deficit disorder can pass it down to their children.   For more information on adhd counseling, please feel free to go to our site.

See on rockcenter.nbcnews.com

Home Schooling Offers Solutions For ADHD

Home Schooling and ADHD

Education starts in the home
Education starts in the home
For years families have suffered with children afflicted with ADHD.  Try as they might, teachers and school systems can only do so much.  While Certified ADHD consultants can help via counseling and other healthc are professionals can prescribe medications, the ADHD child for the most part can struggle in a classroom setting.
Home schooling offers an alternative learning environment for the child.  With the help of ADHD counseling and possible medication, a child can achieve higher academic scores and absorb more information in the privacy of the home.  The child can be limited to distractions since he is not surrounded by various children and can better focus on the subject at hand.
The home schooling environment helps the child not only limit distractions but also creates a learning style that is best for the particular child.  The learning not only goes at the child’s speed but also allows the child not to be restrained.  The child is free to get up and move around, if the parent permits.  In this way, the child does not have to be restrained in a thirty minute class in a chair.  The learning is still at a high rate but the child is permitted to feel somewhat free.  Also the scheduling of class times can range from any part of the day.  These all coincide with a more classroom friendly environment for an ADHD child.
Of course this takes the dedication of a parent who is willing to teach his or her child, let alone a child with ADHD.  The rewards of your child learning far outweigh the hard work that will be demanded of the parent.
Of course, home schooling could also be utilized as a temporary fix where the child regains control of the ADHD, while learning until return to school, or this can be a longer term solution if the family considers this to be an excellent way to educate overall.
In the end, home schooling is a fresh alternative to children with learning disabilities that when combined with health care aid can be an excellent way for ADHD children to learn.
If you are interested in learning more about ADHD or ADHD consultant certifications, please reivew the program.
 
AIHCP

Link Between ADHD and Omega-3

A child screaming into the camera
Does ADHD make you want to scream?

 

 

 

 

 

How ADHD could be helped by Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The article, “Omega-3 and ADHD in children”, Source: Massey University

“The links between ADHD in children and deficiencies in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids is just one of the controversial topics being discussed at the upcoming Omega-3 Fatty Acids Symposium, to be hosted at Massey University’s Albany campus on Thursday. “

For the full article please go here.

Of course there is always more scientific testing to see if Omega-3s have a strong effect on ADHD.   This does not mean you should wait to start incorporating more Omega fatty acids into your child’s diet.     A good source of it is fish.   Fish is a lean protein and should be a part of any proper diet.

If you want to take an ADHD counseling program then you might be interested in our website.

Does My Son Have Attention Deficit Disorder?

Diagnosing if your son has ADHD

The symptoms of ADHD are very apparent
The symptoms of ADHD are very apparent
Does my son have attention deficit disorder? I know it is a legitimate and existent and documented condition, but really, he is seven. Are not all seven year olds hyper and unable to stay focused on something for more than a few minutes? His teacher is worried, but I talked to some of the other parents, and apparently the teacher has thought over half her students has ADD. I have tried familiarizing myself with it online. There is a wealth of knowledge about it but there is nothing that I feel like I can use to determine absolutely whether or not my son has it. It sounds like my teacher is paranoid, but what if there is something local in the community or environment that is actually giving all of these kids ADD? I hate not knowing, it drives me crazy. It is almost giving me ADD just thinking about it.
 
Jim Walters