AEF offers alternative schooling and teaching programs for children and adolescents who are not experiencing success in traditional public or private schools, socially, and or at home. Some of the students with ADD at AEF have difficulty with organizational, homework, social, attention, focus, friendships, and decision making skills. The specialized curriculum of AEF is designed to help remediate the cognitive, life, social, and communication skill deficits that these students exhibit.
Some of the students have been diagnosed with ADHD, however, two students with ADHD are as different from each other as two students without ADHD and therefore the interventions and curriculum need to be individualized as there is no single full proof method which promotes success in every child. The unique cognitive, social, and life school curriculum offered at AEF allows students to develop the specific skills necessary for their individual success.
Why ADD in the classroom is not just a problem in school?
What is Attention-Deficit Disorder?
ADD is officially called Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or AD/HD (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), although most lay people, and even some professionals, still call it ADD or A.D.D. (the names given in 1980) or ADHD. The disorder’s name has changed as a result of scientific advances and the findings of careful field trials;
In keeping with this evidence, ADHD is now divided into three subtypes, according to the main features associated with the disorder: inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
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