By Gina DiTullio Executive function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADHD Editorial Board, Katherine Quie, Ph.D., L.P., Marie Jackson, Mary White The ADHD mind is bright, colorful, and dynamic — like a kaleidoscope that dazzles in the right light. These creative gifts — recommended by ADDitude contributors, readers, and editors — shine that light on our kids’ unique talents and enviable energy. Get inspired […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Each year in August or September, thousands and thousands of students move away from the built-in structure and safety net of home to the freedoms and independence of college life. While it can be an exciting time filled with all sorts of possibilities for learning and growth, it can also be a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gary Polakovik Are children who spend lots of time using digital devices prone to psychiatric problems? A team of USC scientists says yes in a new study that appears today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Teens who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Cheryl Maguire After a meeting at my twins’ high school, I encountered a mountain of water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, lunch totes and more in that lost and found pile. Every year, families outfit kids with new back-to-school clothes and gear. How can we help make sure our kids bring it all back from school? “It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.