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Attention, Focus

  • Prescription Drugs for ADD / ADHD  attention-focus 84415363        

Effective for attention – no academic benefit

Improved attention – intolerable physical side effects

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Communication

  • Speech, Expressioncommunication
Delayed speech
Delay, regression, after illness, fever, immunization
Must think about each word before speaking
Impaired expression, fluency; normal receptive
Unable to speak when under stress
Poor word retrieval, exacerbated by fatigue
 
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Reading

  • Avoids, delays, takes multiple breaks from readingreadingbreaks
  • Frequently skips and / or rereads lines of print
  • Sees letters, words become double, fuzzy, move
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Writing

  • Avoids, delays, writing, fine motor taskswritingprob
  • Preschool frustration with coloring, cutting, drawing
  • Behavior problems as fine motor demands increase
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Homework

  • Avoids, delays, diverts before startinghomeworkprob
  • “Meltdowns”, frustration, emotional while doing
  • Overwhelmed by multiple assignments
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School

  • schoolsickAnxiety, nausea, stomachache on school mornings
  • Difficulty sitting for long periods of time
  • Talks, disruptive, talks back in class
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Sports, PE

  • Poor gross motor skillssportssad
  • Awkward, inefficient, walking & running movements
  • Hand-eye coordination problems
  • Delayed learning to ride a two-wheeled bicycle
  • Difficulty accurately judging speed and distance
  • Serving, throwing better than catching, return
  • Reduced torso flexibility; problem touching toes
  • Repetitive Movements – dance, martial arts