By Jill Castle ATTENTION DEFICIT hyperactivity disorder affects approximately 11% of children in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ADHD can alter a child’s ability to pay attention, behave and learn The management of ADHD includes a focus on modifying behavior for young children and, for older kids, a combination of medication and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Elizabeth Broadbent Reading charts and math workbooks don’t work for our kids. To keep their brains growing and learning all summer, you’ve got to think differently — and get messy. Steal these ideas for low-cost, hands-on summer learning ideas from a mother who doesn’t sit still. Read the full articleContinue 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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude editors Homework isn’t easy for children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD). They have to copy assignments, bring home the right books, and keep track of due dates — all difficult tasks for children with poor focus, attention, or memory. Can you give your ADHD child some homework help? Yes! Create consistent routines […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Mark Bergin, M.D. Research suggests that anyone can improve attention by practicing mindfulness — cognitive fitness training aimed at building real-time and compassionate awareness of our lives rather than remaining lost in distraction, on autopilot. When people hear that attention is trainable, they wonder about using meditation to treat ADHD. But ADHD and mindfulness […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One in 4 kids on ADHD meds get therapy too (Reuters Health) – Most kids in the U.S. who take medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not getting behavioral counseling therapy as well, according to a new study. The analysis, based on a commercial insurance database, also found the proportion of kids with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.