Helping Diagnose ADHD in Children

Common ADHD Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For

  • Does your child have a hard time paying attention?
  • Is schoolwork suffering due to a lack of focus?
  • Are you worried about side effects from ADHD medication?

  • You Are Not Alone

Helping Diagnose ADHD in Children

Common ADHD Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For

  • Does your child have a hard time paying attention?
  • Is schoolwork suffering due to a lack of focus?
  • Are you worried about side effects from ADHD medication?
  • You Are Not Alone

Helping Diagnose ADHD in Children

Common ADHD Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For

  • Does your child have a hard time paying attention?
  • Is schoolwork suffering due to a lack of focus?
  • Are you worried about side effects from ADHD medication?

  • You Are Not Alone
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Here’s a scenario that may be all too familiar: The teacher or principal calls to say your Johnny (or Jane) can’t focus in class and should get tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). They say he probably needs adhd medication.

Red lights go off in your head. Meds? My kid? It’s not his fault that the teacher can’t control the class, or the lesson isn’t interesting enough to hold his attention. Why should my kid be stigmatized? Besides, he can focus – as long as he wants to. Just watch him hyperfocus on his computer games, for hours at a stretch! You call that a deficit?

Here’s a scenario that may be all too familiar: The teacher or principal calls to say your Johnny (or Jane) can’t focus in class and should get tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). They say he probably needs adhd medication.

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Red lights go off in your head. Meds? My kid? It’s not his fault that the teacher can’t control the class, or the lesson isn’t interesting enough to hold his attention. Why should my kid be stigmatized? Besides, he can focus – as long as he wants to. Just watch him hyperfocus on his computer games, for hours at a stretch! You call that a deficit?

Here’s a scenario that may be all too familiar: The teacher or principal calls to say your Johnny (or Jane) can’t focus in class and should get tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). They say he probably needs adhd medication.

Red lights go off in your head. Meds? My kid? It’s not his fault that the teacher can’t control the class, or the lesson isn’t interesting enough to hold his attention. Why should my kid be stigmatized? Besides, he can focus – as long as he wants to. Just watch him hyperfocus on his computer games, for hours at a stretch! You call that a deficit?

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The World of ADHD Can Be Very Confusing

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boy having trouble in class

There are many different “types” of ADHD.  There’s the hyperactive type, the inattentive type and the combined type. It may come with insomnia, or dyslexia, with anger issues, behaviour problems or mood swings. It may come with signs of ODD, OCD, Autism or Aspergers. Or it may not.

Most doctors will listen to your story for all of five minutes before prescribing a pill. Some will send you for a full-blown psychoeducational assessment (about $3,000) and then give you a pill.

Is ADHD In Fact a Medical Condition?

And to make things even more complicated, there are strong and serious voices in the medical world that say there is no such medical condition as ADHD and that psychiatry should get out of the diagnosis business altogether.

That’s the view, for example, of Dr. Allen Francis, the editor in chief of the DSM-IV, the authoritative tome that for decades served as ‘the Bible of Psychiatry’. His reasoning is that these conditions are not diseases – after all there is no virus or bacteria you can do a blood test for. There is just the collection of “symptoms” but the more accurate term is behaviours.

So what are those behaviours?

The Three Main Behaviours/Symptoms of ADHD in Children

The three main behaviours/symptoms are: distractibility, restlessness and impulsivity.

  • Distractibility is when every interruption gets you off track, be it something you see, hear, or think.
  • Restlessness is when you are fidgety and you can’t sit for long without shifting position, getting up, or walking around.
  • Impulsivity is when you act on the spur of the moment, blurt out whatever you are thinking and fail to think things through.

Secondary ADHD Symptoms to Look Out For

If your child has a lot of these symptoms, they may have ADHD, or more accurately they have the symptoms that could get them an ADHD diagnosis – whether or not they really have such a condition.

The bottom line is that these symptoms get in the way of happiness and success and those are things that you and your child deserve.

The World of ADHD Can Be Very Confusing

boy having trouble in class

There are many different “types” of ADHD.  There’s the hyperactive type, the inattentive type and the combined type. It may come with insomnia, or dyslexia, with anger issues, behaviour problems or mood swings. It may come with signs of ODD, OCD, Autism or Aspergers. Or it may not.

Most doctors will listen to your story for all of five minutes before prescribing a pill. Some will send you for a full-blown psychoeducational assessment (about $3,000) and then give you a pill.

Is ADHD In Fact a Medical Condition?

And to make things even more complicated, there are strong and serious voices in the medical world that say there is no such medical condition as ADHD and that psychiatry should get out of the diagnosis business altogether.

That’s the view, for example, of Dr. Allen Francis, the editor in chief of the DSM-IV, the authoritative tome that for decades served as ‘the Bible of Psychiatry’. His reasoning is that these conditions are not diseases – after all there is no virus or bacteria you can do a blood test for. There is just the collection of “symptoms” but the more accurate term is behaviours.

So what are those behaviours?

The Three Main Behaviours/Symptoms of ADHD in Children

The three main behaviours/symptoms are: distractibility, restlessness and impulsivity.

  • Distractibility is when every interruption gets you off track, be it something you see, hear, or think.
  • Restlessness is when you are fidgety and you can’t sit for long without shifting position, getting up, or walking around.
  • Impulsivity is when you act on the spur of the moment, blurt out whatever you are thinking and fail to think things through.

Secondary ADHD Symptoms to Look Out For

If your child has a lot of these symptoms, they may have ADHD, or more accurately they have the symptoms that could get them an ADHD diagnosis – whether or not they really have such a condition.

The bottom line is that these symptoms get in the way of happiness and success and those are things that you and your child deserve.

The Natural Solution – Maxi Mind Brain TrainingTM

Rather than relying on drugs and chemicals to help the brain perform, Maxi Mind deals with ADHD at the source, in the brain itself.  By using an activity-based approach that strengthens connections in the brain, specifically in the areas responsible for attention, language, learning, emotional control and social behavior, positive results are achieved and medication avoided.

Maxi Mind Brain Training™  capitalizes on the new science of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change itself, in order to effectively address the root causes of ADHD.

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The Natural Solution – Maxi Mind Brain TrainingTM

Rather than relying on drugs and chemicals to help the brain perform, Maxi Mind uses an activity-based approach that strengthens connections in the brain, specifically in the areas responsible for attention, language, learning, emotional control and social behaviour.

Maxi Mind Brain Training™ capitalizes on the new science of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change itself, in order to effectively address the root causes of ADHD.

ADHD behaviours have been traced to signature brain states: Underdevelopment of the frontal lobe and cerebellum, poor connectivity between regions, and a brain wave imbalance. Maxi Mind Brain activities are designed to develop those missing connections and re-balance the brain’s energy.

And as far as the kids are concerned, the best part is… it’s fun!

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The Maxi Mind ProgramTM Gets Results

The Maxi Mind experience is a customized course of one-on-one sessions with a Maxi Mind trained and certified neuro-educational therapist – a brain training coach.

Each session consists of a unique blend of Sensory Integration Exercises, Engineered Listening, and Computerized Focus Training.

The activities are fun for the child, yet powerful for his brain development. And the results speak for themselves.

With better skills, children become happier and more successful in all areas of life.

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Our son is extremely intelligent but he couldn’t concentrate for any length of time. As a result his classroom experience was a disaster and the only way he could learn is with a tutor.

Now after two months in your program we are seeing a tremendous improvement in his interest and ability in learning. Overall it’s very refreshing to see how he has matured.  Thank you so much!

Jacob and Leah, Thornhill

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Attention and Concentration

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Working Memory and Recall

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Reading and Writing Speed

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Emotional Regulation

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Academic Skills

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Social Skills

Maxi Mind Learning Gets Results

The Maxi Mind experience is a customized course of one-on-one sessions with a Maxi Mind trained and certified neuro-educational therapist – a brain training coach.

Each session consists of a unique blend of Sensory Integration Exercises, Engineered Listening, and Computerized Focus Training.

The activities are fun for the child, yet powerful for his brain development. And the results speak for themselves. With better skills, children become happier and more successful in all areas of life.

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Attention and Concentration

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Working Memory and Recall

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Reading and Writing Speed

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Emotional Regulation

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Academic Skills

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Social Skills

large blue quotation marksOur son is extremely intelligent but he couldn’t concentrate for any length of time. As a result his classroom experience was a disaster and the only way he could learn is with a tutor.

Now after two months in your program we are seeing a tremendous improvement in his interest and ability in learning. Overall it’s very refreshing to see how he has matured.  Thank you so much!

Jacob and Leah, Thornhill

Endorsed by Leading Experts

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Several of my patients have used Maxi Mind Brain Training to help their children with behavioural, focusing, or learning problems and are very satisfied with the results. I have no hesitation at all recommending Maxi Mind as an effective drug-free intervention for those people either seeking to use it on its own or with medication.

endorsed sealDr. Colin Geft MD, FRCP-C, Toronto
Top-rated paediatrician on ratemds.com

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Several of my patients have used Maxi Mind Brain Training to help their children with behavioural, focusing, or learning problems and are very satisfied with the results. I have no hesitation at all recommending Maxi Mind as an effective drug-free intervention for those people either seeking to use it on its own or with medication.

endorsed sealDr. Colin Geft MD, FRCP-C, Toronto
Top-rated paediatrician on ratemds.com

Endorsed by Leading Experts

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Several of my patients have used Maxi Mind Brain Training to help their children with behavioural, focusing, or learning problems and are very satisfied with the results. I have no hesitation at all recommending Maxi Mind as an effective drug-free intervention for those people either seeking to use it on its own or with medication.

Dr. Colin Geft MD, FRCP-C, Toronto
Top-rated paediatrician on ratemds.com

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Getting Started

As we all know, no decision is also a decision. Statistics show that ADHD children typically grow into ADHD adults and by then, the problems multiply. ​​They suffer higher rates of delinquency, substance abuse, car accidents, job turnover and divorce. This is the best time to take preventive measures.

You have a chance to prevent it all now! If you are in the Greater Toronto Area, the first step is to share your story in the form below. We will call you to follow up. Within 15 minutes on the phone, we will get a clear picture of how we can help, and what would be involved on your part to get this life-changing boost in focusing, learning and self-control for your child.

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Getting Started

As we all know, no decision is also a decision. Statistics show that ADHD children typically grow into ADHD adults and by then, the problems multiply.

boy with legs crossed

They suffer higher rates of delinquency, substance abuse, car accidents, job turnover and divorce. This is the best time to take preventive measures.

You have a chance to prevent it all now! If you are in the Greater Toronto Area, the first step is to share your story in the form below. We will call you to follow up. Within 15 minutes on the phone, we will get a clear picture of how we can help, and what would be involved on your part to get this life-changing boost in focusing, learning and self-control for your child.

Discover how you can help unlock your child’s potential

Simply fill in the form below to be contacted for a free consultation.

“As a health professional and counselor who works with children but more importantly as a mother with two daughters and a son who went through your program, I give my full endorsement to the Maxi Mind program”

-Ora Stebben RHN, NNCP
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
and Maxi Mind Mother

Call Us : (416) 858-9868