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What is ADHD?

ADHD is a developmental disorder that affects 3 to 8% of people. The most severe symptoms of the disorder can be observed in children aged 6 to 9 years. At adolescence, symptoms disappear in about 30% of these children. In adulthood,  Adults's ADHD are small in number (5-10%).

ADHD manifests itself in 3 areas: hyperactivity, concentration disorder, and excessive impulsivity.

Often referred to when the child constantly moves his arms, legs, moves or drills in place. A child with ADHD has difficulty maintaining relative stillness and calm. The compulsion to move is stronger than him. In addition to mobility, you can see too much talkativeness  and loud behavior. Quiet and relaxing is such a difficult challenge for such a child. The children with ADHD is the problem of maintaining an appropriate level of concentration and commitment. No focus is particularly noticeable when you have to pay attention to uninteresting, tedious, long, persistent tasks.Has problems organizing tasks and work (for instance, does not manage time well; has messy, disorganized work; misses deadlines).Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as preparing reports and completing forms


Concentration problems include omitting details, making mistakes with inattention, distracting and disabling attention during the class, avoiding difficult tasks, or delaying them until the last minute.

Children with ADHD are considered flabby because they often forget to take things from or to classes, lose things, do not remember their everyday duties.

ADHD-specific is also excessive impulsivity of children. Usually they cannot wait for their turn, so they often answer before someone can say the whole question, shout over their colleagues, interfering in the statements and actions of others,

ADHD coexisting conditions

Usually, developmental disorders are accompanied by other conditions, also in this case. ADHD is most commonly associated with oppositional-rebellious disorders, behavioral disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, tics, dyslexia, and dysgraphia.

Can ADHD be cured?

This disorder is not so much a cure, as leaving a child without help can result in huge emotional problems and difficulties in functioning in society.

Most commonly used are psychoeducation for parents and behavioral therapy. Children suffering from ADHD learn to control their own weaknesses, namely aggression and anger, they also learn to work in the community, as well as through sensory integration and biofeedback to improve concentration, exercise coordination, develop cognitive abilities. It is important that the adopted rules of conduct and exercise are used both in the therapeutic center and in the school, and above all in the home where the child spends most of time and is most freely.

Pharmacotherapy is also used to treat ADHD. It is very effective, but unfortunately does not eliminate the causes, only the symptoms.

  • ADHD and child’s problems with sleeping

    ADHD and child’s problems with sleeping

    Children often experience various types of problems - they fall asleep late, wake up during the night, have a disturbed sleep and have nightmares etc. Similar behavior is confirmed by parents of children with ADHD. However, can problems with sleep be connected with ADHD?  

  • Procrastination might be a sign of serious disorders

    Procrastination might be a sign of serious disorders

    Recently there is a lot of talk about procrastination or - in other words - putting things off for later when you need to perform a certain task. Procrastination may have its background in lack of sufficient motivation. It may be caused by momentary lack of energy, but can also constitute a symptom of fatigue or disorders such as: neurosis, depression or ADHD.

  • Exercises for adults with ADHD

    Exercises for adults with ADHD

    Physical activity costs nothing and provides excellent results for just a bit of consequence. Sport improves both physical and mental condition. Its beneficial properties on one’s mental condition is the reason why physical activity is often included into therapy of persons with ADHD. What exercises for adults with ADHD can be introduced into day-to-day activities and what benefits can they bring?

  • ADHD disorders - symptoms in children and adults

    ADHD disorders - symptoms in children and adults

    ADHD disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) are most commonly diagnosed in children and teenagers, the majority of cases of ADHD is detected in boys during the pre-school period. The main symptom of the disorder that occurs in children is the attention deficit that prevents them from functioning properly in kindergarten, at school and at home. And what are the symptoms in adults? Let us compare the features of ADHD disorders in people of various age.

  • Work – how to be effective despite ADHD

    Work – how to be effective despite ADHD

    Many persons with ADHD might consider informing their supervisors about the limitations that they have to cope with on a day-to-day basis. Maybe this would somehow help them fulfill their work responsibilities? This might be a good solution but before you do so, you ought to discover your advantages at first as well as change your attitude towards your weaknesses. Then, your work environment would become much friendlier toward you while your work would be more effective. 

  • ADHD and stress

    ADHD and stress

    ADHD and stress – an inseparable pair Persons with ADHD have to deal with an abundance of weaknesses including low ability to focus attention, excessive motility, excessive impulsiveness as well as weak organization skills. Some of them sometimes evoke negative reactions from others. Which ones?          rejection,          unfair treatment,          emotional coldness,          brushing aside from various tasks and challenges,          ignoring,          offending,          insulting,...

  • Games for children with ADHD

    Games for children with ADHD

    The goal of working with hyperactive children, among others, is to reduce non-directed motor discharges, involuntary reactions, unnecessary reflexes as well as eliminate impermanence of interests and involuntary focus. While playing with a child with ADHD, you ought to always move from simple and short term tasks to increasingly difficult and time-consuming activities. It is important to ensure attractive topics of games as well as use different techniques and provide discrete support during...

  • Weighted collar - always ready to help

    Weighted collar - always ready to help

    Weighted collars are much smaller than vests, which perform similar tasks. They do not cover the trunk, but they can be used in much more ways than their larger counterparts. Their size also allows them to carry with them easily - to kindergarten in a bag, to school in a backpack, to study in a bag.

  • Fine motor skill activities

    Fine motor skill activities

    Hand and finger muscles, and thus manual skills are fastest growing in childhood. The processes that take place at such an early stage affect the whole later life of the child, since the efficiency of the hand largely determines the independence of the person. A small child does not know how to exercise and develop his or her capacity own capacity as fun. Let's have fun!

  • Weighted blanket and child - 6 ways for home therapy

    Weighted blanket and child - 6 ways for home therapy

    "Hot dog", "laptop", "Sleepover" - these are some of the uses of the Weighted blanket. The blanket is used for the therapeutic treatment of children with sensory integration problems, but that does not mean that it cannot be an attractive object for work and play. How can I use a weighted blanket in the daily care of a child?

  • Proprioceptive system dysfunctions - how to recognize them?

    Proprioceptive system dysfunctions - how to recognize them?

    Proprioceptive system is one of the three systems responsible for sensory and sensory integration. The other two are tactile and atrial. Dysfunction of the proprioceptive system can make it extremely difficult for a child to function in a community and cause it to be withdrawn. Why?

  • Let yourself relax

    Let yourself relax

    How to turn off thoughts and completely loosen muscles? Those who do not have serious health and life problems lay their head on a pillow and it is enough for their body to relax and start the regeneration process itself. After a suitable dose of sleep such people wake up refreshed and ready to take on new challenges. In the case of both physical and mental illness (including apathy, neurosis anxiety, depression), or in the case of negative emotions of experiencing or arousal of...

  • Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia

    Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia

    Positive Effects of a Weighted Blanket on Insomnia Please click here to read more

  • How does a weighted blanket work?

    How does a weighted blanket work?

    The weighted blanket stimulates proprioception - one of the senses responsible for feeling and moving your body. The long-term work of therapists using a weighted blanket has shown that the pressure of this type of comforter on the body significantly improves self-organization, that is, control over one's own body and mind. During the rest phase, while the blanket brings relaxation, faster relaxation and helps falling asleep, and provides a dream of better quality.

  • Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?

    Who can benefit from a weighted blanket?

    What is a weighted blanket? A weighted blanket (also known as sensory blanket) is distinguished from other covers mainly by its weight. Such blankets are filled with special weights. In case of Senso-rexTM blankets, the filling consists of hypoallergenic glass micro-beads. This weight is evenly distributed throughout the whole surface of the blanket and plays an important role during weighted blanket therapy.

  • Weighted vest- a way to harness excess energy

    Weighted vest- a way to harness excess energy

    Weighted vest is the best option for people with sensory integration disorders who are overwhelmed with attention, are overly mobile or are looking for release. Perfect for use in kindergartens, schools and in places where it is required to focus for a longer time or where rigorous order of the day is required.

  • The weighted blanket - a luxury of a healthy sleep

    The weighted blanket - a luxury of a healthy sleep

    When a child is having difficulty relaxing his or her body, quieting his or her thoughts and falling asleep, the sensual cushion covers them, bringing relief and a sense of security. When an adult cannot sleep burdened by daily duties - the blanket acts as the best masseur. Soothing thoughts and calming nerves, letting you fall asleep and work better in the day. Its work is appreciated by therapists, parents, and especially those who need it.

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