What is ADHD?
ADHD is a condition that is defined as a child who has problems keeping their focus on a task, inattentive, and is easily distracted. In a significant amount of cases, they may also have hyperactivity, an inability to sit still in the classroom, problems following instruction, and completing schoolwork or homework consistently after 5 years of age. Recently, the term ADHD has been changed to ADD (attention deficit disorder). There are two types of ADHD, both of which the Wellness Institute treats using cutting edge technology for ADHD treatments.
Types of ADHD
Type 1: Classic ADHD: Inattentive, distractable, disorganized, hyperactive, restless, and impulsive.
Type 2: Inattentive ADD: Inattentive, easily distracted, disorganized, daydreamers.
Most children with Type 2 do not have cognitive problems, but problems with attention and hyperactivity that affect their school performance. It is common to see other issues associated with this diagnosis in fine motor skills, balance, coordination, and viso-motor or central auditory processing problems. Usually, the parents are alerted about the condition by their child's school which recommends an evaluation. The condition can be diagnosed by a Psychologist, a Pediatrician, a Psychiatrist, or a Neurologist.
The diagnosis is based on the results of a questionnaire, the most commonly used are the Connor scale or Vanderbilt test. The traditional treatment is medication and cognitive/ behavioral therapy. The medication works in 80% of the cases, but the side effects and long term effectiveness of medication treatment is a common concern.
Factors that May Contribute to ADHD
There are many factors that can contribute to the cause of ADHD, which is why we take a personalized and holistic approach to ADHD treatments. Some of these factors include:
- Metabolic problems / Genetics
- Problems in brain development
- Other underlying conditions
The WIN Difference
Treatment for ADHD & ADD
WIN offers a comprehensive evaluation where we identify the medical and neurological issues that cause attention and concentration problems. From there, we will identify and use alternative treatment for ADHD or a form of holistic ADHD treatments. Holistic ADHD treatment includes:
- Integrative / Functional Medicine
- Franceschi Method TM
- Integrative Listening System
- Hyperbaric Chamber
At WIN, we are devoted to changing lives and strictly maintain the highest standard of permanent results. Bringing out the best in people is more than a calling: it is a steadfast commitment. In order to help our patients become winners, failure is not an option for us. Contact us today to request a consultation to get started on an individualized and holistic ADHD treatment plan.
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a group of disorders that affect how the brain processes auditory information. Patients with auditory processing problems have normal hearing but, cannot interpret the information they hear correctly. This causes them not to listen to the information they hear, which causes them to have problems recognizing and interpreting sounds, especially the sounds that make up the speech. With our auditory processing treatment services, your child will begin to better understand and interpret sounds in speech.
These disorders may be congenital or acquired. They can be the result of ear infections, head trauma, or developmental disorders. Problems include sound localization and lateralization, auditory discrimination, auditory pattern recognition among others.
CAPD is one of the most difficult information processing disorders to detect and diagnose, and is often misdiagnosed as ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and other forms of autism, but can also be coexisting conditions. It is estimated that 50% of patients diagnosed with ADHD have CAPD.
Before providing CAPD treatment for children, The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment will perform a comprehensive evaluation to appropriately diagnose patients and be able to design the appropriate individualized treatment programs. Contact us today to learn how our auditory processing treatment services can help your child.
This disorder may have other implications that are not apparent to the person who suffers them. For example, as people with CAPD are accustomed to guessing and filling targets, they do not realize that they misunderstood something that was told to them.
- Problems paying attention and staying focused if there are other sounds around.
- Problems recalling verbal information.
- Problems following complicated instructions.
- Poor listening skills (difficulty listening in noisy environments, maintain understanding in long conversations, or listening to phone conversations).
- They need more time to process information.
- Problems with language: can confuse syllables, problems in developing vocabulary and understanding what was said.
- Difficulty in taking notes.
- Difficulty in organizational skills.
- Difficulty reading and spelling.
- Problems processing non-verbal information.
- Easily distracted.
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Other Conditions We treat
WIN Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment clinic is among the few in the world with interest of being a center of advanced investigation and treatment and one of the first pediatric clinics of integrity medicine in Puerto Rico. In our offices, we offer our patients the necessary services to identify and treat the different conditions that affect us today.
At WIN, we have successfully treated thousands of children and adults with Autism through our integrative autism therapy programs.Explore Autism
Speech Delay is one of the most common symptoms initially identified in children.Explore Speech Delay
Dyslexia is a learning problem where the eyes have difficulty understanding letters, numbers, etc. when they read or when they hear them. It is a decoding problem.Explore Dyslexia
The common denominator in all these conditions is that the body attacks itself. The early signs of an autoimmune disorder vary and may present as fatigue, achy muscles, low-grade fever, among other symptoms.Explore Autoimmune Disorders
Neurological disorders are defined as illnesses that affect the brain, nerves, or spinal cord.Explore Neurological Disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders refer to diseases that affect the digestive system.Explore Gastrointestinal Disorders
A brain injury is caused by damage to the brain that results in a change of the brain's neuronal activity which disrupts the normal function of the brain.Explore Brain Injuries
The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment believes that if you want to live at your greatest you have to be as healthy as possible. It is the key to perform at your highest capacity.Explore Anti-aging
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The Athletic and Academic Excellence Program is designed to maximize the performance, potential, and skills of already outstanding individuals.Explore Athletic & Academic Excellence Program