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The Roig Academy is among a specialized independent network of schools throughout the world that are designed for students with learning differences.


Why The Roig?

We understand that children with learning differences, such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, require teaching styles and methodologies that are not found in a typical classroom.

Educators at The Roig Academy have a thorough understanding of the learning differences that each of its students may be diagnosed with.

What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition affecting 11 percent of school-age children (Visser, et al., 2014). ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity and often causes individuals with ADHD to have difficulties in a traditional classroom setting.

Individuals with ADHD can be very successful in life. However, without identification and proper intervention, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress, and disruption, depression, problems with relationships. Early identification and intervention through various programs, including private schools for ADHD if your child’s school is not sufficiently catering to his or her needs,  is the key to success.

ADHD symptoms arise in early childhood. According to the DSM-5, several symptoms are required to be present before the age of 12. Many parents report excessive motor activity during the toddler years, but ADHD symptoms can be hard to distinguish from the impulsivity, inattentiveness and active behavior that is typical for kids under the age of four. At our Miami preschool and day school, we work with children of all ages who have been diagnosed with ADHD or other learning differences.

How do I know if my child may have ADD or ADHD?

A psychoeducational evaluation to discover and diagnose any learning difference is strongly recommended for children who are displaying behavior that could indicate ADD or ADHD. The sooner the learning difference is diagnosed, the sooner intervention can take place, including enrolling your child at a school for ADHD education. 

Inattention

  • Often does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.
  • Often has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities.
  • Often to does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or other duties (loses focus, gets sidetracked).
  • Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn’t want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time (such as schoolwork or homework).
  • Often loses things needed for tasks and activities (e.g. toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools).
  • Is often easily distracted.
  • Is often forgetful in daily activities.

Hyperactivity & Impulsivity

  • Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat when sitting still is expected.
  • Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected.
  • Often excessively runs about or climbs when and where it is not appropriate.
  • Often has trouble playing or doing leisure activities often.
  • Is often “on the go” or often acts as if “driven by a motor.”
  • Often talks excessively.
  • Often has trouble waiting for one’s turn.
  • Often blurts out answers before questions have finished.
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games).
To continue learning on how The Roig Academy caters to students who learn differently, visit our blog or reach out to us about enrolling your child at our private school in Miami.Source: ADD Resources

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