ADHD & Attention issues
The struggle to focus or pay attention can impact many areas of life. Keeping up in class or at work, completing school assignments, feeling confident on the job, following instructions, staying on top of the demands of life, and even driving safely are just some of the things that can be more difficult when an attention disorder is present. Dots&Links is here to help.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that impacts the ability to focus and pay attention. The term is used whether hyperactivity is a factor or not, and children and adults of any age can struggle with the disorder. Our brain training and cognitive development services have helped people who struggle with this condition.
OUR ADHD EXPERIENCE
While we don’t diagnose ADHD, our cognitive skills assessments are able to accurately measure attention skills and others that are negatively impacted by ADHD. Better understanding of strengths and weaknesses is the first and most important step. Our programs have improved the cognitive performance of clients with many diagnoses, including attention issues. In fact, more clients come to us because of lack of attention and focus than any other condition, so we have a lot of experience with this struggle.
In the last 7 years, more than 500 students have come to Dots&Links with attention deficiencies. We measured the cognitive skills of these clients before and after brain training, and here’s what we learned:
Among the clients who came to us with ADHD, the greatest deficits were in processing speed, working memory (also known as short-term memory), and long-term memory. This suggests that kids and adults with ADHD need an intervention that addresses more than just attention deficits. BrainRx brain training does that!
Among these same clients, not only were dramatic gains seen in the three deficits mentioned above, broad attention skills improved an average of 3.2 years.
IQ scores improved by an average of 15 standard points after BrainRx brain training.
Here’s what these improvements look like on a graph:
“Pre- and Post-Training Cognitive Performance among BrainRx Clients with ADHD”
*These are the results of past clients. You may or may not achieve similar results.