Our children have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Do not listen and respond effectively
  • Cannot stay focused
  • Jump from subject to subject
  • May come across as rude or oppositional
  • Keep repeating the same patterns of behaviors
  • Find the concept of time non-existent
  • Cannot remember
  • Need constant reminders
  • Have high anxiety
  • Have difficulty with the organization of their rooms, work and life
  • May have learning or studying difficulties
  • May have writing or penmanship problems (messy work)
  • Have difficulty relating appropriately with peers or making/keeping friends
  • Cannot work independently
  • Often talk excessively
  • Do or say things without thought of consequence
  • May continually interrupt or blurt out inappropriate statements
  • Can be restless and fidgety or talk excessively
  • Have trouble buying into the family system
  • Can be egocentric and desire instant gratification
  • Have many individual needs

These children require an environment with structured expectations, a trained multidisciplinary team that gives a consistent message that cannot be manipulated, and a supportive integrated family system that duplicates the structure and organization of the school program.