We raise awareness:

  • We provide information to teachers and parents about the symptoms of ADHD
  • We raise awareness through print media, radio, and social media campaigns
  • We run for ADHD

We increase knowledge:

  • We educate teachers and parents about ADHD and how to support children
  • We train healthcare professionals in the early identification, screening and intervention for ADHD

We screen for ADHD:

  • Teachers complete screening questionnaires for children displaying symptoms of possible ADHD
  • Teachers obtain consent from these children’s parents for us to evaluate the children, and the parents also complete screening questionnaires
  • Our trained staff visit the schools and evaluate these children in more depth through further interviews and questionnaires – also excluding other reasons for experiencing difficulties (such as tiredness, visual problems, depression, and anxiety)
  • Children with possible eye or ear problems are referred for pro bono visual and auditory evaluations
  • Children with possible learning difficulties are referred to educational psychologists (pro bono private or Department of Education)
  • Children with developmental problems are referred for pro bono occupational therapy assessments
  • Children with probable ADHD are referred to the schooldocter or mental health clinics of the Department of Health for confirmation of the diagnosis and initiation of treatment
  • Children with other mental health problems (e.g. anxiety or depression) are referred to mental health clinics of the Department of Health for further treatment

We collect data:

  • No statistics with regard to the prevalence of ADHD in South African children, nor their pathways to care, are currently available
  • Collecting these data will enhance future service delivery

We raise funds:

  • We are a NPO and are dependent on sponsorships and fundraising initiatives

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