Dr Mary Gregory will be leading ADD ADHD or Vision Problem Workshop April 3 2012.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have been diagnosed with increasing frequency in recent years. ADD and ADHD are psychiatric disorders characterized by inattentiveness or hyperactivity and compulsiveness which interfere with a child’s academic and social performance. Ritalin, Adderall or similar stimulants are commonly used to treat ADD/ADHD because they help a child to “focus”. Unfortunately, there are also negative side effects affecting appetite, sleep and growth. Many parents and teachers have begun to wonder “Do all of these children really have ADD?”

Vision Problems Similar to ADD or ADHD

You may be surprised to learn that children with undetected vision problems can manifest symptoms similar to ADD. Studies show that approximately 20% of school-aged children suffer from eye teaming or focusing problems that make concentrating on a single task for long periods of time very difficult. Both children with vision related learning problems and children with ADD are easily distracted, have short attention spans, fail to complete assignments, and are often fidgety and off task.

If a child that truly has ADD also suffers from vision related learning problems it becomes very difficult to treat one problem if the other is not also addressed.

Dr. Mary Gregory is hosting a workshop on April 3, 2012 at 6:30PM at Omni Vision and Learning Center. This workshop is designed for both parents and teachers and professionals who interact with children whose behavior and learning problems suggest the possibility of ADD.

To reserve your seat please contact Kim @ 763-314-0664

 

ADD ADHD or Vision Problem