ADD Attention Deficit disorder (ADD) is characterized by developmentally inappropriate attention skills, impulsivity and in some cases hyperactivity. ADD is a neuro-biological disability that affects up to 3% of schoolchildren. Without early identification and proper treatment ADD can have serious consequences including school failure, school dropout, depression, conduct disorder, failed relationships and even substance abuse.
A thorough evaluation can help determine whether attention deficits are due to ADD or to other factors
ADD children are best treated with multi-modal approach. Best results are obtained when medication, behaviour management programs, educational intervention, parent-training and counseling, are used together to help the child ADD.
Teachers play an important role in helping the child with ADD, by adjusting the work demands, class room procedures, and self esteem issues.
ADD is often a life long disorder requiring life long intervention. Both families and children need continued support and understanding.