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What to Expect from ADHD Intervention at Thomson Kids
Many children with ADHD require specialised programmes to help them manage their behavioural and learning challenges. While ADHD intervention differs by age, all children benefit from intervention that is tailored to their needs.
At Thomson Kids, we offer ADHD intervention programmes that target the unique set of symptoms and challenges of each child. A member of Thomson Medical Group, our ADHD therapy and intervention plans leverage more than 40 years of experience in children’s healthcare and development. In this article, we’ll unpack what parents can expect from our programmes, along with what makes them so effective. Let’s start by exploring our first steps when helping children with ADHD.
Your First Steps with Thomson Kids
Our first engagement usually begins with a call, where a Thomson Kids representative listens to your concerns before booking an appointment with one of our child psychologists. The next step usually involves testing your child to secure an accurate diagnosis.
This is the most important step in treating ADHD. As the signs of ADHD are similar to those of other behavioural and learning conditions, an accurate diagnosis is critical to identifying a child’s condition. Only then can the appropriate intervention be pursued. At Thomson Kids, our internationally recognised ADHD assessments use a battery of standardised tests that profile your child’s cognitive, learning, academic, emotional and social skills needs.
Many parents wait too long to secure a diagnosis for their child because they fear the stigma that comes with having ADHD. But by learning about your child’s condition, you will be in a position to set them up for success in school and later in life. Without diagnosis and intervention, behavioural problems grow bigger and the learning gap widens between your child and their peers.
Thomson Kids' approach to adhd therapy and intervention
All our intervention plans are guided by accurate assessments. After securing a diagnosis, we will have a clear understanding of your child’s symptoms and needs. This enables us to set specific goals that we regularly evaluate to ensure your child is benefitting and improving. If we establish that your child has additional learning difficulties, then our intervention plan will include strategies to treat these conditions.
Our intervention plan combines regular counselling with educational teaching sessions and social skills training. This approach provides children with the behavioural, social and learning skills they need to thrive. A crucial element of intervention is helping parents provide a supportive and encouraging family environment. Our parent training sessions teach you how to work with your child to foster good behaviours while minimising inattentive, challenging or impulsive behaviours.
is thomson kids right for your child?
We’re often asked: “What makes Thomson Kids different from other learning and therapy centres?” Our experience is a powerful differentiator. Our ADHD learning programmes and therapy sessions, for instance, are provided by a highly specialised team of child psychologists, curriculum writers, and special needs teachers.
Our team also works together to create teaching materials and to adapt ADHD intervention for each child. Lessons are aligned with the MOE syllabus to ensure that children keep pace with their peers. To facilitate learning, lessons are engaging, activities-focused and follow scaffolded learning. Scaffolding splits lessons into manageable parts to make skills easier for children with ADHD to master. This also helps learners to maintain focus and learn more quickly as they progress through lessons without feeling overwhelmed.
We form close and lasting partnerships with parents and have worked with children from preschool to young adulthood. We believe in transparency and consistently show parents that their child is in the hands of caring specialised teachers. For example, we regularly provide detailed updates on sessions.
If you’d like to learn more about our ADHD assessment process or intervention strategies, then click the button below to get in touch with us. We can also chat about the learning and behavioural challenges your child is facing.
For a comprehensive overview of ADHD and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention, read our guide to helping children with ADHD overcome learning difficulties.
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