We in the world of ADHD professionals talk often about the importance of an early diagnosis so that treatment can begin and allow strategy development for impairments to success.
That makes sense. Knowing the diagnosis allows the child to [...]
The approach of August brings with it the overwhelming and anxiety producing thoughts of the start of school for many diagnosed with ADHD.
The symptoms of ADHD do not allow many times a user friendly environment for them. What can you do as [...]
I recently attended the graduation at my son’s school in Conshocken, Pa.
It is called AIM Academy and is a school for learning differences. Although my son was not graduating, I went to hear Dr. Ned Hallowell, a child psychiatrist and expert [...]
We parents, bring our kids into this world to love, protect, clothe, feed, guide, and teach them.
We who have kids with ADHD quickly learn another verb that must be added: Advocate! We know our kid better than the world. We know how his impairments [...]
Should we parents be overruled by teachers and physicians when it comes to our kids’ academic achievement and self-esteem?
I say no! We know our kids better than anyone, and therefore are in the right and best position to advocate for [...]
As a Licensed Therapist, this news makes my blood boil!
As an author, this news reaffirms what I have been saying for years. One “Diagnosis De Jour” is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or better known as ADHD by too [...]
I watched a very troubling show last night.
It was about the journey of discovery as to who was responsible for consistent injuries to a five year old girl. Initially it was thought to be the result of an angry nanny. All too soon, it was clear [...]
As a coach and parent of children with ADHD, I sometimes struggle with understanding how they really feel.
Using supportive measures to help the client with stated goals is part of what we do as ADHD coaches. But let’s face it, when you [...]
We have traveled a distance along this journey of ADHD.
Many more people are diagnosed and treated. So many parents of diagnosed kids are now being diagnosed as they learn about the genetic nature of ADHD and realize that they, too, have always [...]
There are competing agendas out there within the professional realms that I operate.
On one hand there are the parents and the schools trying to get a segment of the population (ADHD boys) to get on track and be connected to the mandated curriculum. [...]
When was the last time your kid came home and said, “Mom, guess what, I got a really cool worksheet today!!!”
My guess is it has not happened to date. Frankly, the worksheets that I see (and I see tons of them) can be pretty dreadful [...]