LearningRx Offers Free Assessment for Attention Difficulties 5/24

May 20, 2014

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller speaks with Michelle Hecker Davis, Executive Director of LearningRX Chattanooga, about symptoms of ADD and ADHD, as well as treatment options.

From a media release:

LearningRx Chattanooga will conduct free screenings for those struggling with symptoms of ADD/ADHD on Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the LearningRx Chattanooga Brain Training Center, located at 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd, next to Marshall’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Families interested in the screening are encouraged to call in advance and make an appointment. Availability is limited.

“Attention skills are critical for school success,” says Michelle Hecker Davis, Executive Director, LearningRx Chattanooga. “And many people don’t know that ADHD can manifest differently in girls than in boys. When it comes to ADHD, boys are more prone to problems with impulse control, while girls’ symptoms often manifest as inattention. If you think your child has ADHD, start with a screening that measures their attention and other cognitive skills.”

Regardless of gender, many of the symptoms associated with weak attention skills include:

• Taking much longer than peers to complete daily homework

• Low self-esteem, anxiety or depression

• Poor grades

• Significant time management challenges

• Chronic disorganization

• Avoiding school

LearningRx has developed a program to attack the root causes of attention disorders through intense drills and procedures designed to strengthen sustained attention (ability to stay focused on task), selective attention (ability to stay focused when distractions are present), and divided attention (ability to process two or more tasks at a time), often eliminating symptoms that are associated with poor attention skills.

For more information, please contact Michelle Hecker Davis of LearningRx in Chattanooga at m.davis@learningrx.net or (423) 305-1599.