OVERCOMING ADD & ADHD WITH PNT
- How Learning Technics Can Help
- Diagnosis - What You Need to Know
- A New Hope - A Non-Medicated Approach
Learning Technics Can Help
Although troubling and daunting, an ADHD or ADD diagnosis isn’t the end of the world. Most individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD go on to live happy and productive lives. However, it’s essential that a child diagnosed with ADD/ADHD receive early intervention to prevent potential academic and behavioral problems down the road.
At Learning Technics, we use our patented approach, Physio-Neuro Therapy (PNT) to strengthen your child’s capacity to concentrate in an entirely organic and non-invasive way.
We can help your child suffering from ADD/ADHD without medication.
During weekly one-on-one sessions, our trainers use highly coordinated exercises in a step-by-step process to gradually enhance your child’s ability to focus, until desired results are achieved at both home and school.
We understand that each child is different. We customize our approach and highlight specific techniques that will have the most meaningful impact when it comes to improving the educational capacity and overall quality of life for your child.
In addition to teaching important neurological skills, such as concentration, the structure of the PNT program also works to improve attitudes and behavior through the use of life management concepts. These life management concepts (or life skills) are applied during the PNT sessions at appropriate times. Significant teaching moments occur during daily PNT sessions, cultivating an environment where the parent and child can discuss and apply these concepts to the task at hand. As time passes, the use of these concepts will begin to manifest into the student’s broader life. PNT life management concepts teach students how to articulate their needs, successfully navigate their world, and overcome the potential barriers to their success.
What You Need to Know
ADHD is the inability for eyes and mind to stay focused on a task long enough to pick up relevant information. Imagine if you had to listen to a conversation and you were only allowed to hear every other word? Wouldn’t this be frustrating? You would most likely miss important information and not be able to fully comprehend the conversation you were engaging in.
ADHD is when a child’s concentration doesn’t develop with their age. For example, an eleven-year-old child with ADHD may have the focus of nine-year-old child. The inability to focus associated with ADHD affects a variety of tasks, and the social and academic implications of ADHD are of broad. We often ask parents if their child recently diagnosed with ADHD acts younger than other kids their age. Parents generally respond with a resounding ‘yes,’as a child experiencing ADHD is typically less mature than their peers.
A child who suffers from ADD/ADHD may “act out” with disruptive behavior in controlled settings such as the classroom. This impulsive behavior often gets them into trouble. Because they struggle to focus on a particular task for an appropriate amount of time, their grades subsequently drop. Both public and private school systems encourage medicating children who misbehave.
Children displaying ADD and ADHD symptoms are commonly medicated in an attempt to “correct” an assumed chemical imbalance. While medication may temporarily solve the classroom disruptions, the symptoms are only masked by medicinal treatment. Medicating a child often results in undesirable side effects such as tics, insomnia, or weight loss. For many parents, this band-aid approach of treating the symptom rather than the problem itself is unappealing because it doesn’t offer a permanent solution for their child’s ADHD diagnosis.
It’s important to recognize that some children exhibiting ADD-like symptoms may not actually have ADD. In these misdiagnosed cases, it would be improper to medicate them. As initially troubling as an ADD diagnosis can be, a misdiagnosis of ADD can be far worse. For example, a child with a learning disability such as an auditory processing disorder might display behavior similar to a child with ADD. Medicating a child with a processing disorder is not going to improve their behavior and may hinder their progress altogether.
A New Hope – A Non-Medicated Approach
The brain is constantly reshaping itself throughout life. It changes and develops according to how it’s stimulated and used. Using Physio-Neuro Therapy for 30 years has enhanced what we know about how the brain functions and how it adapts to incoming and outside stimuli. This has allowed Learning Technics founder, John Heath, and our board of program directors to tailor our program specifically to the needs of children with ADHD and/or ADD symptoms.
All brains contain juvenile cells. When these juvenile cells are stimulated by specific brain-based exercises, they will attach themselves to areas of weakness to permanently improve performance. Essentially, through the use of multisensory exercises designed to strengthen specific areas of the brain, our PNT program can improve a child’s concentration and his/her overall ability to learn.
In addition to improving concentration and academic performance, children that complete our program experience a significant improvement in self-esteem and exhibit better attitude toward learning. The program not only affects the child’s academic and emotional well-being, but it also helps the whole family come together. During the implementation of the program, parents work at home with their child. As a result, they become an active component in their child’s progression and success. PNT offers a solution for children suffering from ADD/ADHD that does not require medication. There is a new hope for treating ADD/ADHD, and that hope is found in Physio-Neuro Therapy.