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ADHD/ADD and Learning Disabilities

Children face many challenges today, especially in school environments. With technology exploding, it's no wonder they seem more distracted and have difficulty focusing and processing information. Learning disabilities can be identified in many ways, and are usually apparent when children begin school. They can range from minor processing issues to more severe impulsivity and social issues, including ADD/ADHD.

Parents of children with learning disabilities often struggle with feelings of fear, guilt, and shame, as well as can become lost in a school system where their child becomes labeled.

Fortunately, there are techniques parents can learn and practice with their learning disabled child in order to empower themselves and their child, strengthen their relationships, and ensure their child develops a strong sense of self despite the learning disability.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as ADD, can be a difficult burden for your child and your family. ADHD becomes apparent in children at an early age and can sometimes continue into adulthood. An estimated 3 to 5 percent of children have ADHD.

Common characteristics can include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, or a combination of these things. It is often difficult for individuals with ADHD to pay attention or control their behaviors. They may appear absent minded, have difficulty finishing projects, lose things, have difficulty sustaining attention, lose interest in things quickly, have difficulty sitting still, taking turns, problems with interrupting, and may find it exceedingly difficult to stay still. These behaviors are usually observed in two or more areas (e.g., home, school, work).

Parents and other care givers of children with ADHD struggle with many issues related to ADHD, such as:

whether to use medication,

a fear that their child will be stigmatized,

concerns that their child will fall behind in school,

struggles with homework of completing of tasks or chores, etc.

These issues can be addressed with the help a professional counselor who is familiar with treating children, their families, and even adults with ADHD. Behavioral plans are usually the preferred method in treating individuals with this problem. Challenges are much easier to face when there is a plan in place. You can look to the professionals at Healing Telephone Counselling to bring more peace and structure to your home after learning the timeliest evidenced based approach to get results for you, your family, and your loved ones.

What can you expect from telephone counseling?

Using the phone to talk with a counselor is not much different than what you could expect from an office visit. The therapy we offer at Healing Telephone Counselling, by way of the telephone, can be as effective, or even more effective, than the traditional in-office visits.

You may have anxieties or concerns about office visits and may not be as willing to open up and truly express your feelings and thoughts because it seems too overwhelming or intimidating to sit down, face-to-face with a counselor. By using the telephone, you can discuss without the self-consciousness you may experience sitting across from a mental health professional.

We have many professionals available to help you.

The first step to engaging in therapy is to select from our list of highly qualified professionals. You can do this by both choosing from the list of on this page, and reviewing the different the counselor's profile and listening to an audio introduction if available. Start gradually with a free consultation. We offer a free 10 minute screening to ensure that you would like to work with that counselor, as it is important that you feel that there is a good match. Once you choose your therapist, you can begin therapy in a way that feels most comfortable to you.

It all starts with learning about your needs.

Your therapist may initially ask you questions about your concerns; explore how your issues are impacting your life, and what are some of your goals. You can choose the pace at which you want to go. This means you can slowly address your issues, or you can choose to share your problems in your initial phone session. You can expect your counselor to be a non-judgmental, supportive individual. He or she may ask you questions about your thoughts and feelings, and help guide you to exploring issues surrounding your concerns. The counselors at Healing Telephone Counselling are invested in helping you to achieve the goals you would like. They can help provide knowledge and tools that enable you to deal more effectively with your problems.

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