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 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 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 Keath Low Executive functions are basically the management system of the brain. These mental functions which are thought to involve the frontal lobes of the brain help us organize and manage the many tasks in our daily life. The executive functions’ role is similar to a conductor’s role within an orchestra. The conductor manages, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Carol Brady, PhD. Transitions can be difficult for kids with ADHD, who thrive on structure and familiarity. Here, six ways to make change less scary, from making sure they’re prepared to employing helpful technology. Life is filled with new adventures for young kids with ADHD. Change is always on the way, and our kids have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Eileen Bailey How should I prepare for the IEP/504 Plan meeting with my child’s school? How can I increase the odds of getting the best accommodations for him? You are the expert on your child. Let everyone at the meeting know that by taking the lead. Use information and documents from teachers and caretakers, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Back to School and ADHD: New Research Adam Shapiro, ContributorRead this to uncover the story. HuffPost | The following is a guest blog by Dr. James Greenblatt. The practice of medicine is amazing, insightful and powerful—when it’s accurate. When it relies on falsehoods or incorrect interpretations, it leads patients and their families down rabbit holes. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Healthwise Staff Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have difficulty in school, because their symptoms—inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity—get in the way of learning. Success in school is important for the development of healthy self-esteem and confidence. You can help your child succeed in school by: Working with teachers and other school personnel. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.