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...

Is it CAPD or ADHD?

It is common knowledge that there is an alphabet soup of executive function disorders. Asperger's, PDD-NOS, ODD, OCD, ADHD, bi-polar and more all have symptoms in common.There is one more disorder, which is not...
ADHD Diagnosis

Thinking it Might be ADHD? Five Considerations

So, you have seen them; the list of signs and symptoms.  Maybe you had a teacher mention that it might be worth looking into.  You have dealt with the frustration yourself, and helplessly watched...

ADHD and Back-to-School Anxiety

Here it is, the new school year.  For many, it’s the time when our children’s carefree smiles disappear and their walk looses some of its lightness.  Stress, overwhelm, anxiety creep back into our children’s...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...
soccer-coach

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...