27 Mar 2014

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (AD(H)D)

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the parts controlling attention, concentration and impulsivity. It can co-occur with dyslexia and other specific learning differences

Adult ADHD is characterised by:

  • Inattention
  • Restlessness
  • Impulsivity
  • Inappropriate behaviour

If no hyperactivity is present, (ADD), then characteristics may include:

  • Difficulties staying focused (appearing ‘dreamy’)
  • Easily distracted
  • Poor listening skills

Find out more information about ADHD

How can ACM Education Guidance help with AD(H)D?

We will ensure that you get any access arrangements to which you are entitled.
Using the recommendations from your diagnostic assessment as a guide, we can offer 1:1 tutorials that help you improve your:

  • Self esteem
  • Social skills
  • Organisational skills and time management
  • Use of assistive software
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Assignment planning

What to do next:

Drop in: to the Education Guidance Centre in Global House to speak to Fiona or Helen
Phone: 01483 501211
Email: fiona@acm.ac.uk / hhosker@acm.ac.uk

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