How HANDLE can help with ADD and ADHD

If you or your child has been diagnosed with a learning issue you’re probably struggling to understand why your smart child is having difficulty performing in certain areas. Things like listening, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, or math might be challenging even though your child is very bright. You might notice that certain things should come more easily but they just don't. Maybe the way you or your child copes with difficulties has worked in the past but isn't working now that challenges are increasing. As a result a person with a learning difference might develop low self-esteem and maybe depression.

The HANDLE Perspective

Educators might have tried to adapt their teaching to compensate for these learning challenges. You may recognize that this is only a coping mechanism and won’t address the underlying causes of the challenge. By enhancing the function of the various physiological systems involved in the learning process, deeper changes can be made. Learning challenges like Dyslexia can be overcome over time given gentle, repeated and organized HANDLE activities.

HANDLE Approach

After a thorough evaluation you will be given a program of activities to do daily that help organize the brain and improve information processing. By enhancing the function of the body, HANDLE can address the symptoms associated with learning differences in a deep and lasting way.

Results You Might See

  • Improved ability to sustain attention
  • More efficient visual function
  • Increased ability to sit still
  • Improved coordination
  • Decreased irritability, frustration
  • Increased self-confidence and self esteem
  • Easier multi-tracking and information processing.

“We brought our daughter to HANDLE because we were concerned with her lack of organizational skills, her reading and some motor skills problems. When reading aloud, she lost her place and seemed not to pay attention to the text. Everything she did was in slow motion: she spoke slowly, she moved slowly. All of that is changing, and in only two months. Her reading problem is gone. She moves and talks faster. Her grades have all come up (she is getting A’s and B’s).”

~S. Hatch

To talk through your needs or your child’s, contact a local HANDLE Provider today. They can help you find out more about how a program could help and what it might involve.