ADHD

Scooter Boards Foster Developmental Skills

No matter what the ism may be, exercise is almost always beneficial. Children with various isms can have a myriad of challenges such as sensory integration, cognitive processing and self-regulation. Believe it or 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...

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...

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...
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Discover Summer Camp Success for Your Special Needs Child

Happy summer, everyone! Today's topic is addressing one of the summer's most difficult challenges: summer camps. Selecting a Camp Depending on what type of camp your child attends, whether it be a typical camp or a...
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Summertime ‘At Home’ Occupational Therapy

Since my son was diagnosed with ADHD, I have become more attuned to all the issues encompassing the diagnosis. ADHD is a kind of slippery slope for parents, therapists and even educators. Each child...

A High Intensity Sport May Suit Your Child’s Needs

Sports can be a wonderful experience for kids. In addition to the obvious physical exercise, there are many benefits. Children learn responsibility and commitment, while having  fun. They can also develop teamwork and leadership...

Tips to Help Develop Time Awareness

Getting a handle on time awareness can be a tough challenge for someone with ADHD or other isms. Even with medication, children and adults with ADHD have a difficulty sensing time in the standard way. ...

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...

How to Sneak in Pre-Reading Skills for Young Children

As a School Psychologist, I often field questions about what parents can do to help a child learn and be ready for school. My answer is simple – read to your child. However, when...