ADHD

Dealing Successfully With Challenges of ADHD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that in a classroom of 25 to 30 schoolchildren, at least one is likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents and teachers are required...

Learn to Manage the Diagnosis

When someone in your house is diagnosed with ADHD or any other special need, there are suddenly many things that make sense.  There can also suddenly be a feeling of overwhelm and helplessness over...
sensory friendly environment

Dear Teacher: What Families of Kids with Special “Isms” Wish We Could Tell You

I have the utmost respect for anyone who undertakes the noble profession of educating children. Teaching can get infinitely more complicated when your class includes children with Isms, such as attention regulation difficulties, sensory...
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Dear Coach – Please Understand

Dear Coach, I had a great soccer game the other day. I had a lot of saves as goalie and I was a really strong defender and protected the goalie with many great blocks. We...
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Pause the ADHD Outburst

Here you are in that moment where you have scolded your child for doing something unsafe or for disobeying a rule.  Maybe the result of a denied request is an impulsive, angry tantrum put...

And the Truth is Somewhere in Between…ADHD and Special Education

Children's Medical Conditions and Special Education written by Michele Hancock addressed whether children with ADHD and other medical conditions qualify for special education. Dennise Goldberg published, Students with ADHD can be Eligible for an...

Special-Ism’s Q & A: Behavior Changes in Child with Autism and ADHD

One of our readers writes in, "I am looking for a parent class or group to learn about behavior change. My son is 6 with autism and ADHD. His behavior is getting more erratic and...

Create A Policy For Video Games

No matter what you call it -- screen time, gaming, etc -- time spent playing video games is bound to cause some kind of friction in your home. Why: If your kiddo has ADHD like mine, he or...

Why You Can Say Yes To Video Games

If you're parenting a child with ADHD, then you've most likely struggled with whether and how much access to allow your kiddo to video games. On one hand, game systems are both ubiquitous and convenient....

Rise in ADHD? Or Simply Immaturity?

In the last decade, the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has risen 66%! A new study reveals statistics in the current issue of the journal, Academic Pediatrics. Northwestern Medicine spearheaded the study and...