The ADD Assessment and Family Support Centre has been established by the ADD NZ Trust to provide medical care, support and assistance to children, teenage adolescents and adults with the neurological disorders ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and often associated disorders aspergers, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and touretts; their families, and associated professionals, to help assist them reach their health, educational, social and employment potentials.
These conditions are usually associated with significant learning needs. Three main characteristics are difficulties with: Sustaining attention, effort and persistence; Organisation; Controlling of emotions, impulses to act and delaying responses.
About 5% of the population including about 4% of adults are affected by ADD/ADHD. This makes it a common condition. It can be treated, but early diagnosis is especially vital for children as without proper treatment they may never reach their potential.
People can live happily and successfully with ADD, by building on what they are good at and developing support systems.
Phone: 04 383 5061
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