What is A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.?
In short, A.D.D or Attention Deficit Disorder is most easily understood as being a variation on what many would consider to be normal patterns of behavior which impacts the degree to which children may be impulsive, able to be distracted and inattentive.
The most distinguished features of A.D.D are selective attention, the tendency for a child to be distracted, the tendency for a child to be impulsive and the tendency for a child to be hyperactive.
The last trait occurs in only some children and is associated with the term A.D.H.D. or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Who is affected?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "A.D.H.D. is one of the most common (conditions) in children and adolescents, and affects an estimated 4.1% of youths ages 9 to 17 in a 6 month period." The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America, 2001.
"The median age of onset of AD/HD is 7 years..." The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America, 2008.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (January 2001) and the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (March 2002) cite Mayo Clinic Studies that use 7.5% as the percentage of affected children and adolescents.
The report of the U.S. Surgeon General on Mental Health (1999) states that between 3% to 5% of school age children have AD/HD.
Based upon the January 2001 General Accounting report stating that there are 46.6 million public school students, there would be between approximately 1.398 million (at 3%) to 2.330 million (at 5%) school age children with A.D.D. or A.D.H.D.
For more information and statistics regarding A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. see help 4 adhd .org .
If your child has A.D.D. or A.D.H.D., you are not alone.
How can The Ticket Store Game help? http://ticketstoregame.com
There has been much written about tools and methods used to help children with A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. There are a number of books and web sites that offer helpful information about A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. Experts in the area of behavior modification have offered a number of behavior management strategies for use by families that have children with A.D.D. or A.D.H.D.
A wealth of information specific to A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. is available at Ask Dr. Sears.com at their web site. Among the information contained at the site is a listing of 13 behavior management strategies for children with A.D.D.
As detailed in their article, the suggested methods include trying rewards, using tickets and tokens, and "catching your child being good" to create positive reinforcement.
Another popular information resource on the internet, About.com indicates on it's site that "Many people with A.D.H.D respond well to a reward system with clear consequences for behaviors." The Ticket Store Game has that reward system!
The Ticket Store Game puts the tickets, the rewards cards and the opportunity all in one box for you to employ these suggested behavior improvement techniques with your child. The Ticket Store Game has been helpful to families whose children have A.D.D. or A.D.H.D. as well as many families who do not.
The game presents the opportunity for improvement and we have gotten great feedback about positive results from those who have used it! See what some people are saying by going to the Testimonials at ticketstoregame.com.
What other resources are available?
The Ticket Store Game is the only tool available to help in managing your child's behavior.