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ADHD In Girls

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ADHD is a common topic among parents, schools, and health providers. But ADHD in girls is an elusive concept. Allison was always labeled a “Tom Boy.” When other girls were playing with dolls, reading, or coloring, she was outside playing with the neighbor boys. She preferred softball, kickball, riding her bike. She could never sit […]

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Learning Disability

How to Talk to Your Child about Her Learning Disability

Posted Posted in ADHD, Dyslexia, Education, Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Parenting, School

“Just like our fingerprints, people are all different.  It’s no surprise that we learn differently too.” The above explanation is one that I often provide to young people when they are diagnosed as having learning disabilities.  I also explain to them that most of the time, our schools teach the most common, and sometimes the […]

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ADHD in Women

ADHD In Women

Posted Posted in ADHD, Latest News, Mental Health

Sandy is a mother of three children. She frequently feels overwhelmed and like she cannot balance the responsibilities of her life, her work, and her family. Even though her spouse is involved and supportive, her house is very cluttered and disorganized. She cannot find her keys or her phone, often losing them several times a […]

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ADHD accommodations

Helpful Classroom Management Strategies for ADHD Students

Posted Posted in ADHD, Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Mental Health, School

Many times, children with ADHD have difficulty adjusting to the school environment.  Their symptoms can make school more difficult for them than for other students.  Oftentimes, when working with the school, there are things that teachers and parents can discuss as accommodations to help children with ADHD cope better in the classroom. Here are some […]

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Adult ADHD

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You may live in a mess —chips in your desk, papers in the pantry, and the remotes are nowhere to be found.  It’s hard to know where to look when you lose your wallet or your keys.  Unfortunately, you may lose your phone routinely and have become very familiar with the “where’s my phone” app.   […]

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Child Psychologist Post: ADHD Accommodations in the Classroom

Posted Posted in ADHD, Children and Adolescents, Mental Health

Many times, parents and teachers ask us for suggestions on how to help develop ADHD accommodations for the classroom. The list below is a compilation of suggestions that may be helpful under these circumstances.  However, it is important to remember that every child is an individual.  Every child with ADHD may benefit from different accommodations […]

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ADHD and Anxiety

Can people have both ADHD and Anxiety?

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Many people struggle with ADHD.  Studies estimate that as many as 5-10% of children and up to 5% of adults are diagnosed with this condition.  Likewise, anxiety is also a common condition, impacting upwards of 30% of people at some point in their life.  So, yes, it makes sense that people with ADHD would also […]

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Distressed by Distraction

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Distraction sneaks up on us. For example, Nina sits down to the computer. She has just a few things to get done, and she’s got maybe half an hour before she’ll have to get up, get dinner going, and get that load of laundry in the wash. As she starts to get working, she suddenly […]

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Organization Tips for the Child with ADHD

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‘Remember that organization is a skill. To some it comes naturally. To others it must be taught. Keep taking small steps to teach your child or teen, and they will be able to learn some simple and effective organizational strategies. Your child will feel much better and more capable in their world when they can start to become more independent and more in control.”….

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