THE ADD/ADHD CHALLENGE
If you have a adolescent struggling with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), you know that he/she faces a difficult, though not insurmountable challenge. In order to achieve his/her full potential, he/she will need help, guidance, and understanding from you, from therapeutic professionals, and from teachers. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3-5 percent of all American teens. It interferes with a person''s ability to stay on a task and to exercise age-appropriate inhibition (cognitive alone or both cognitive and behavioral). Some of the warning signs of ADD include failure to listen to instructions, inability to organize oneself and school work, fidgeting with hands and feet, talking too much, leaving projects, chores and homework unfinished, and having trouble paying attention to and responding to details.
Sadly, many of the problems associated with ADD arise as a result of interactions between the adolescent and authority figures. Defiance, survival-motivated manipulation, and conflict with teachers, parents, and others sometimes become standard behaviors, intertwined with the disorder itself.
ADD teens may display the following symptoms: lack of attention to detail and careless mistakes in school work; they may be easily distracted, forgetful or appear to not listen when spoken to; they may not follow instructions, fail to complete school work or chores, and may have difficulty organizing tasks and personal belongings. ADHD and ADD Teens often dislike concentration-intensive activities (such as schoolwork).
In addition, an ADD Teen often has difficulty sitting still, fidgets and squirms, talks out of turn or excessively in academic settings. He/She may interrupt frequently, intrude into conversations or games, act or speak impulsively, and display social immaturity. It is estimated that ADD occurs in between 3 and 5 percent of Americans.
ADD Boarding Schools
If your teen's struggle with ADD has led to consistent performance problems in school, and/or worse, has led to consistently risky behavior that threatens the safety of him/herself or others, you may need to consider enrolling him/her in a therapeutic boarding school for ADD teens. Such ADD Boarding Schools(boardingschools-troubledteens) provide 24x7 supervision and support, therapy, and focus upon approaches to academics that are conducive to an ADD teen's needs.
However, if you are considering such a school, be certain that the school is truly effective at its academic and therapeutic claims. Many Residential Treatment Centers and ADD Boarding Schools represent themselves as being highly effective at working with ADD teens, but do not effectively address the need of the teen. We have taken all the guess work out of this by making sure each school we recommend can, and will do what is needed to help a teen with ADD.
We are familiar with many schools, and eagerly refer only to the best. When it comes to the academic and social issues associated with ADD, you want only the best boarding schools for troubled teens. We can help, and we have a list of great facilities that will meet the needs of your adolescent.
Contact Us for ADD Help
If you feel as though you've exhausted all of your options, but don't want to give up on your teen, give us a call. We will help you with any question or objective you have. The path to solutions may only be a phone call away. We have Treatment Facilities with availability and your teen can be enrolled as soon as you say "Go". Call us today and let us get the information in your hands to make the right decision. Our toll free number is (866) 698-3362.
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