People with attention issues, whether officially diagnosed with ADHD or not, have huge obstacles to overcome in order to succeed in school and in everyday life: sports, career, relationships, etc. Attention issues often keep smart children, teens and adults from reaching their potential and being the very best version of themselves.
Part of our training for those with ADHD and attention issues at Beyond Tutoring is one-on-one executive functioning coaching. Let us help you help your child get organized, stay organized, set goals, start and complete tasks and learn how to function successfully as someone with attention issues in a very unforgiving world.
At Beyond Tutoring, we train the 3 types of attention:
1. Sustained Attention: How long can the student focus on a non-preferred activity?
2. Selective Attention: How well can the student block out distractions when working on something they don't necessarily enjoy?
3. Divided Attention: How well can the student switch between tasks?
If you suspect that you or your child may have ADHD, we encourage you to seek an evaluation by a clinical psychologist. We have several in the area that we work closely with and would love to recommend them to you. Gathering information is the first step!
Some of our past clients with ADHD are now able to function without medication. Others have used our program in conjunction with medication prescribed by a doctor. Still others have found help in supplemental/nutritional support from a Traditional Naturopath, or counseling. Regardless, our goal is to permanently improve the 3 types of attention so that your child can live up to his potential and be the very best version of himself!
In general, those with ADHD and attention issues also have underdeveloped executive functioning skills. Executive functioning is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. These skills include:
HIGHLY Recommended Reading Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood