ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the term used to cover the various syndromes where there is either attention deficit, hyperactivity or both. So ADHD is used to refer to people who suffer from attention deficit, whether they have hyperactivity or not. Previously the term ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) was used to describe people with just attention deficit, however this term is now no longer used, as all cases are now referred to as ADHD.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder of childhood, estimated to affect 3 to 5 percent of school-age children. The condition is a neurologically-based disability, which causes a range of problems associated with behavioural difficulties and poor attention span. Children with ADHD usually have functional problems in all areas of their lives, including home, school, and peer relationships. ADHD sufferers have also been shown to experience long-term adverse effects on academic performance, vocational success, and social-emotional development.
These conditions can be divided into symptoms, of inattention hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The hyperactive symptoms make it very difficult for people to sit still and control their behaviour. In many cases, this leads to disruption in the classroom and at home. This can often prevent people from learning and socialising well.
A person with ADHD may have trouble with:
- Keeping their attention on tasks, in work or play
- Organising tasks and activities
- Playing or working quietly
- Disruptive behaviour
- Interrupting others
Dore can help people overcome their ADHD symptoms by tackling the root cause of their difficulties, the brain’s ‘skill centre’ or cerebellum. Our Programme of personalised exercises is created specifically to stimulate and improve the efficiency of the cerebellum.
Dore liberates the ability to learn, opening up a whole new world of opportunities and transforming lives.
There have been many papers written about the research into ADHD and the cerebellum. Here is a list of recommended reading.