It may be common, but the stats are still staggering. Last year, 4.5 million U.S. kids were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. That’s more than seven percent of all children in the U.S, and seven percent of parents looking for ADHD parenting strategies. But, parents may care to know, that a new study shows more than one million of those kids may be misdiagnosed. Click here to read Channel 7’s interview with Dr. Dan Press about his successful patient whose “focus” and grades improved after vision therapy.
Looking For ADHD Parenting Strategies?
THE PROBLEM: Children with undetected vision problems can exhibit symptoms similar to ADD. Studies show that approximately 20% of school-aged children suffer from eye teaming or focusing deficits which make remaining on task for long periods of time difficult. Like those with ADD, children with vision-based learning problems are highly distractible, have short attention spans, make careless errors, fail to complete assignments, and are often fidgety and off task. However, their inability to remain on task is caused by the discomfort of using their eyes for long periods of time at close ranges, not true deficits in attention like many parenthood experts would say. Unfortunately, parents and teachers are not trained to recognize the difference and these children are often misdiagnosed.
The bottom line Regarding ADHD Parenting Strategies
If you are looking for ADHD Parenting Strategies, or have tried a strategy or tactic that has not been successful, you may be looking for help in the wrong places. Stop looking for ADHD tips or cheats. Your child may have been misdiagnosed, and have a vision-based learning problem, not ADHD. If you are looking for tips to help improve your child’s performance, I recommend you consider reading my education series – https://lynnhellerstein.com/shop/.
By Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, a Colorado Optometrist in vision therapy. www.lynnhellerstein.com