Does my child have ADHD or not?
AUGUST 23, 2015 * MARTIE JANSE VAN RENSBURG
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a term that has been flung around quite loosely by lay people. Every time a child presents with concentration problems the diagnosis of ADHD immediately presents itself as an easy route to a possible solution, because all you now have to do is to consult a doctor for a prescription of meds. But the whole arena of concentration problems is far more complex than what is commonly perceived.
Ruling out possible factors causing concentration problems
SEPTEMBER 04, 2015 * MARTIE JANSE VAN RENSBURG
In my previous blog I've mentioned some of the elements that may contribute to concentration problems and why it is important to first consider them before consulting a medical professional. In this blog I'll discuss each one of these points in more depth.
How to provide structure to your child's school work
SEPTEMBER 09, 2015 * MARTIE JANSE VAN RENSBURG
Many children who experience concentration problems also lack structuring skills when it comes to school work. As a matter of fact all young children, especially foundation phase children in primary school, need structure to help them organise better, have more control over the tasks they have to do and experience a sense of calmness and competence.