Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is defined as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity that is more frequent or severe than expected for a given level of development. Children with ADHD the inattentive type, is characterised by experiencing difficulty paying attention to details, failure to focus attention and follow through with instructions, impaired ability to organise tasks, misplacing items, becoming easily distracted, and forgetfulness. On the other side, a child with ADHD of the hyperactivity type is characterised by the childs inability to stay seated in class, increased fidgeting, blurting out answers, talking excessively, interrupting conversations and games, and have difficulty waiting turns.
People with ADHD have difficulty sustaining attention, particularly in the classroom environment where there is frequently competing background noise.
Attention is the ability to focus on information and tasks, and ignore distractions. Fast ForWord® products are scientifically designed to improve both attention and focus.
Often times, children with ADHD receive negative attention from their teachers due to their disruptive behaviour. This may even lead to other children in the class rejecting and criticising the child with ADHD, this can then lead to asocial behaviour, withdrawal and depression. The Fast ForWord® products have proven to enhance the childs motivation levels and self-esteem that is critical to healthy development.