Home Dr. Cindy Taylor, formerly ADD Treatment and Research Center http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:55:14 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Follow us on Twitter http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112:follow-us-on-twitter&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112:follow-us-on-twitter&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 We have a twitter account! To follow us, just click on the twitter icon to the right of this article or click here: @ADDTRC.

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CDDAP http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105:cddap&catid=48:cddap-articles http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105:cddap&catid=48:cddap-articles

The CDDAP was developed as a screening instrument for use in the assessment of adults presenting with attention problems.  It is appropriate for medical and mental health professionals who need to determine if the symptoms are actually related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other conditions.  It allows you to assess the individual's mental health quickly, and make appropriate referrals for further evaluation when appropriate.

The CDDAP is a 124-item questionnaire that can typically be completed within 10 or 15 minutes by your patients and scored easily using the new computer scoring program. Clinical Scales include ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type, ADHD, Hyperactive Impulsive Type, Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol Abuse, Borderline Personality, Dependent Personality, Antisocial Personality and a variety of other conditions that may be the focus of treatment.  The CDDAP also provides global measures of distress to allow the clinician to assess the overall number and severity of psychiatric symptoms reported.  The CDDAP manual includes normative data for an ADHD population, normal adult subjects, and individuals with other psychiatric conditions along with statistical information on the test's construction and validity.

You can visit the CDDAP's website here: www.cddap.com

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About ADD http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5:about-add-&catid=25:adhd&Itemid=66 http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5:about-add-&catid=25:adhd&Itemid=66 The core symptoms of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.  By definition, these symptoms are present prior to 7 years of age, in a variety of contexts, and cause clinically significant levels of impairment in one's life.  It was first believed that children grew out of ADHD in adolescence.  Then, research indicated that ADHD symptoms continued into adulthood in about 1/3 of individuals.  The current prevailing thinking is that most children diagnosed with ADHD will have some symptoms in adulthood.   For children, the symptoms can have a devastating effect on academic performance, social relationships, and self esteem.  As the affected individual progresses through adolescence, difficulties with impulse control and low frustration tolerance can combine with raging hormones and spiral one into depression or serious acting out behaviors.   Typical adolescent shyness and insecurities can turn into clinical depression or anxiety, further compounding the problem.  Some will choose to self-medicate their oversensitivity with drugs or alcohol.  As teens begin to drive, those with ADHD are involved in more accidents, and receive more traffic violations.  Inattention and multitasking can lead to bad decisions on the road and with peers.

Adults with ADHD continue to struggle without treatment. Divorce rates are higher; job stability is less; and there are more frequent moves.  As losses increase, self-esteem gets lower and lower in these individuals.  For some, addictions become the best escape.  For others, problems with depression and anxiety continue to grow. 

The good news is that AD/HD is a treatable condition with accurate diagnosis and treatment.  Don't let your kids struggle another day! 

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ADDTRC@aol.com (Dr. Taylor) frontpage Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:54:06 +0000
Dyslexia http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:dyslexia&catid=29:learning-disabilities&Itemid=56 http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54:dyslexia&catid=29:learning-disabilities&Itemid=56 Dyslexia - the term dyslexia means "problem reading."   The prefix "dys" refers to "bad" or "faulty" implying a deficit, but not an inability to read.  Alexia is an inability to read.  In the DMS-IV, the official diagnosis for dyslexia would be "Reading disorder."  Children with dyslexia are of normal intelligence, but have trouble learning to read.  They do not perceive the word correctly, or do not process the phonetic sounds of the language in the same way as other children.  Because of this, they often take only part of the word, such as the first couple of letters, and try to come up with a word that starts with those sounds.  For example, a child asked to read the word "spell" may say "spoil."  Even though those words are not really similar to those who can read, a dyslexic child will see the similarities in the first letters, and also in the shape of the word. 

Testing for dyslexia includes evaluation of intellectual functioning and reading.  If the scores are significantly different between the individual's IQ and reading scores, the diagnosis of Reading Disorder (dyslexia) will be made.  There are many types, or classifications, of dyslexia including adquired dyslexia, developmental dyslexia, spelling or word-form dyslexia, phonological dyslexia, suface dyslexia, and deep dyslexia.

ADDTRC@aol.com (Dr. Taylor) frontpage Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:09:42 +0000
Attention Impairment Index - Part 1 http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77:attention-impairment-index http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77:attention-impairment-index In the late 1990's, we published a research study of the first 500 adults we evaluated for ADHD.  In analyzing the data, Dr. Taylor developed the Attention Impairment Index (AI).  The AI is a measure of overall attention deficits across several different tests and dimensions of attention.  First of all, attention is not a simple thing.  It is widely distributed in the brain and has many different definitions.  One goal of our research was to determine how ADHD Adults were different from other adults with attention problems.  There are many other disorders that cause disruption in one or more areas of attention, so just because one has trouble sustaining attention, does not necessarily indicate that he or she has a diagnosis of ADHD.

ADDTRC@aol.com (Dr. Taylor) frontpage Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:56:36 +0000
ADD Adults http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44:add-adults&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44:add-adults&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50 For ADD Adults, getting diagnosed and treated is the first step in changing your life!  Tired of the disorganization, frustration, procrastination, and lack of direction?  Start the process of change today by making an appointment for an evaluation.  Call 972-980-7488 for help!

ADDTRC@aol.com (Dr. Taylor) frontpage Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:54:06 +0000
Learning Disabilities http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43:learning-disabilities&catid=29:learning-disabilities&Itemid=60 http://test4add.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43:learning-disabilities&catid=29:learning-disabilities&Itemid=60 Dyslexia - the term dyslexia means "problem reading."  In the DMS-IV, the official diagnosis would be "Reading disorder."  Children with dyslexia have trouble learning to read and do not process the phonetic sounds of the language in the same way as other children.  Because of this, they often take only part of the word, such as the first couple of letters, and try to come up with a word that starts with those sounds.  For example, a child asked to read the word "spell" may say "sports."  Even though those words are not really similar to those who can read, a dyslexic child will see the similarities in the first letters, and also in the shape of the word. 

Dysgraphia - this term refers to a problem in the written expression of language.  This may be related to a problem with fine motor coordination and control, and individual's will often complain that their hand hurts while writing.  Many people who have dysgraphia will choose to print rather than write in cursive because the continuous hand control required to write in cursive is more painful than the coordination and control required to write individual letters, which does not require that the pencil be positioned correctly in between the letters.  Another type of dysgraphia is seen when individuals have problems with the spelling of words and correctly associating the sounds with the individual letters or letter groups that make up that sound.  This is often seen in combination with dyslexia and is due to a more general deficit in comprehending the individual parts of written language.  In other instances, people with dysgraphia have trouble with the grammar and organization of their thoughts, as when writing an essay.  Essays or papers are often seen with numerous punctuation or capitalization errors, and words tend to run together on the page as if you are looking at one long word.  The normal spacing used between words in printing may be absent, or so small that it is difficult to tell where one word ends and the next begins.

Dyscalculia - this is a learning disability in the area of math.  Arithmetic calculations can be difficult, because of the general understanding of math concepts and the ability to memorize basic math facts, such as multiplication tables and formulas.  Problems also arise when problems become more complex.  In a multiple-digit multiplication or subtraction problem, the columns of numbers may not be lined up properly, which will lead to calculation errors.  Additionally, as the math becomes more complex, such as algebra or concepts such as positive and negative numbers, signs may be copied incorrectly from one line to the next, thus making the answer incorrect.

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