Telling somebody it's all in your head is like telling somebody with asthma, Oh, It's all in your lungs.
I'm Sophie. I'm from Fargo, North Dakota. I like music a lot, piano and violin and I like Spanish. I'm involved in a lot of Spanish. I was diagnosed in fifth grade with ADD. Telling somebody it's all in your head is like telling somebody with asthma, "Oh, It's all in your lungs." School was rough. We had a lot of patches where I wasn't getting my homework done or I forgot assignments or wasn't doing well on tests. People did not understand the challenges that I had, and I don't really think that they do still. ADHD makes my brain take little vacations, where I see something and then my brain just takes it and rolls with it for a while, and then I get distracted. Though I was hesitant to come to Progressive at first, because in my brain, I was a sophomore in high school and I was thinking that I don't need help. I'm not broken. Coming to Progressive Therapy, I learned that ADHD doesn't mean that you're broken. It just means that there are ways to improve. I'm very glad that I found Progressive.
I mean, now, my parents give me a lot more independence and they let me go to Costa Rica for a month on my own and I feel I've built up a lot more trust with them. I mean, I got into college with a good ACT score that I wouldn't have gotten before.
We see individuals with ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and concussion, as well as stroke.
When people think about speech-language pathology, they typically think about speech disorders or language challenges, which speech therapists can do, but here we've just chosen to focus more on the cognitive aspect, and when I say that, I mean things to do with focus and memory, speed of processing, planning, problem-solving, organization, all those daily skills that help you to really function and organize your life.
If you're someone who's struggling with attention or memory or planning for instance, for a variety of reasons, you can self-refer. You can pick up the phone and call us at 701-356-7766. You can find us on our website and submit your information and come for a free consultation or your primary care doctor can also refer you for treatment at Progressive Therapy Associates.Free Consultation