We must reach out and meet ADHD / FastBraiin people where they are.
I am not advocating a handout or a pass through the system, but I am underscoring the need to give them the skills to learn. We must offer time to explore, to find their strengths, and understand their issues. Each interaction is an opportunity to assist a living person with positive encouragement and clear steps to learning. These are people of value that fail to meet the standard of the system. We do not have to look very far to see the system is broken, yet we keep judging by the old measuring stick.
Training and teaching cannot be done with only lists.
School was developed by industrialists to provide training for their factories, and we are still adhering to this goal. If students cannot sit and learn, then they are not fit for our factory. You are sent from the classroom for visits to the office. Too many visits bring on suspensions. Suspensions bring on the grief and depression of feeling unfit and unworthy. The spiral has begun.
Pediatricians and primary care physicians are generally not trained or ill equipped for this onslaught of mental health problems our country is seeing. The mental health “system” does not compensate appropriately and has no way to applaud those with positive outcome measures, yet continues to spend hundreds of millions of dollars. The proof is not in arguments, but in real life and daily medical care of these unfortunate individuals who find themselves in a world of turmoil. Back to the spiral, schools kick them out, suspend them, and the courts lock them up even though judges are constantly working to help them. We have a system of bailing the boat, but those with the pails do not know where the water is!
Let us be the generation that looks back and sees where we utilized simple common sense, empathy and yes even technology to develop a simple clear tool to stop the spiral.
The way to stop the old merry-go-round was to reach out a hand take hold and say “ I got you”. We believe this plan is what FastBraiin does. We do this in our clinics, in our training, in our monthly digital Insider. We are withholding nothing. We want to help.
Our integrated team holds out their hands everyday to push against or help stop the spiral. We look FastBraiin people in the eyes and say, “I got you.” We see their worth as a person. We start to believe in them and that helps them have a belief in their own ability. Our goal is to help parents and caregivers become the heroes whose hands are reaching out to say, “I got you.” FastBraiin can help you do that, clear and simple.