By Keith Low If you’re parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), you’ve likely heard how important it is to expose such children to routines and a structured environment. But what does that mean exactly, and how does structure help? With this overview, get a better understanding of why routines are the key to caring […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Annie Sofield Reed Set the tone for a successful school year for your student by having conversations with your child, his teachers, doctors, and the other important people in his life. Find out what to discuss here. Read the full article Please follow and like us:Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gwyneth Rees These teenagers all have ADHD and have been excluded from mainstream school. Here they tell how the sport of boxing is helping them channel their excess energy and improve their life skills. In an amateur boxing gym in Barry, 14-year-old Levi is tugging on his boxing gloves, ready to join his friends […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Peg Rosen At a Glance Kids with ADHD are at higher risk for depression. Depression can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Depression can look different in kids who have ADHD. Read the full article. Please follow and like us:Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Nancy Bazilchuk We’ve all known them, kids who sit quietly at home or at school, lost in their own thoughts and unable to concentrate on the task at hand. Children who struggle to concentrate and have learning difficulties, often become lost in their own thoughts. These ‘daydreamers’ may be diagnosed with ADHD. But Russell Barkley, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Temma Ehrenfeld As video games grow in popularity, more parents are raising concerns about their impact on kids’ attention spans. Here’s what the latest research shows. yder was eleven when he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “One way he was coping with his busy mind was playing games,” his mother, Charlie, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Melissa Healy What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible. New research supports that worry, suggesting that teens who spend more time toggling among a growing number of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with neurobehavioral disorders like ADHD, Learning Disorders and Asperger’s often get out of sorts when they do not know what comes next. The school year typically lends itself to a consistent and predictable schedule at school and at home. When summer break hits, families tend to relax their normal schedules, which can result in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD Ah…summer vacation. It’s so very nearly here. Our children and their teachers are counting down the days until the final bell rings. They’re dreaming of holidays down the shore or in the Pokies, and other equally magical places Parents are planning for summer holidays, too, but for those of children […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By James Lake, MD Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding of risks associated with their long-term use have led to increasing acceptance of many complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Surveys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.