Is It Really A.D.H.D.?
You’re invited to a special workshop for parents and professionals who interact with children whose behavior and learning problems suggest the possibility of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Did you know there are several combinations of visual problems, visual skills deficits and refractive conditions that mimic A.D.H.D.? For a child with A.D.H.D., these visual deficiencies make things worse.
In this lively, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to assess, test for and distinguish visual conditions that mimic or complicate A.D.H.D. You’ll have an opportunity to practice tests on other participants, to ask questions, and to interact with other parents and professionals who are interested in or working with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis.
Many parents have mixed feelings when they hear their family physician say, “It’s A.D.H.D.” It’s a relief to identify the problem, yet disquieting to think of their child taking such powerful medication.
Many cases of “A.D.H.D.” may include visual deficiencies that make near vision work extremely difficult. If the child has true A.D.H.D., the visual problem itself may be so severe that it limits the possibility of improvement .
Some mild “A.D.H.D.” cases may really be a severe vision problem.
Here are a few observable signs that point specifically to vision as a factor:
- Attention span becomes shorter during close-up work
- Poor concentration when reading
- Restless when facing near work that requires comprehension
- Disturbs other children in class during reading or other subjects that require intense near focus and concentration
- Can concentrate for longer times when playing computer games or when doing other compelling near vision work
- Seems compelled to touch
- Bumps into things, doesn’t seem aware of nearby objects
- Often trips or falls instead of stepping over objects, steps, carpet edges or rugs
- Hates to read, but likes being read to
- Continues having problems doing near-work despite an increase in the ability to concentrate after taking medication
Come learn how to separate vision problems from A.D.H.D. For parents, teachers, professionals, counselors and all who deal with children that exhibit these behaviors.
Thursday, December 13th
Nancy Guenthner, OD, FCOVD
Aspire Vision Care
7700 Cat Hollow Dr. Ste. 105
Round Rock, TX 78681