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What is ADHD?


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity, which is more frequent and severe than typically observed in individuals at a comparable level of development. There are three different classifications:

  • Predominantly hyperactive
  • Predominantly inattentive
  • Combined hyperactivity and inattentiveness

The predominantly inattentive type is often informally referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

Besides these core challenges, students with ADHD have weaknesses with executive functions — the ability of the brain to initiate, plan, organize and follow-through on information. Unless properly understood and addressed, ADHD can interfere with all areas of a student’s life, including academic achievement, self-esteem, and personal relationships.

How Cambridge Helps Children with ADHD

Students with ADHD often experience challenges that require special care and attention. At Cambridge, we understand how this manifests in the classroom, and how to reach students who struggle with impulsivity, inattention or executive function skills. This understanding is encapsulated in our teaching philosophy:

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I’ll remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

Cambridge School’s structured, multi-sensory, hands-on, learning environment — coupled with nurturing and well-trained educators — make it an ideal environment for students in need of support for ADHD.

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about how Cambridge can help your child with learning differences, call us at 609-730-9553 or email us.