ADHD Across the Lifespan

Preschool Years Extreme motor restlessness Spills things Insatiable curiosity “Fearless” Low levels of compliance Vigorous, destructive play Demanding, noisy Interrupts others Excessive temper tantrums DuPaul GJ, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2001;40:508-15Greenhill LL. J Clin Psychiatry 1998;59(suppl 7):31-41 School Age Incomplete homework Blurting out answers before question…

Why It’s Important to Make Simple Changes at Home

[panel style=”panel-primary”] [panel-header] At a Glance [/panel-header] [panel-content] What happens at home can be a big help with learning and attention issues. Small changes in daily routines can help your child feel more prepared and confident at school. Many of these changes can be made without expensive equipment or extensive…

Why Does My Child Talk Nonstop and Not Realize It’s Annoying?

By Kristy Baxter, Understood.org There are many possible reasons why kids with learning and attention issues might talk too much or say things at the wrong time. For example, your child might have  ADHD. If so, he may be worried that if he doesn’t say what is on his mind right…

ADHD Coaching

ADHD coaching started in the late 1990s in which individuals saw general coaching skills as useful for helping people with ADHD.  An ADHD coach is a professional trained to guide and support a person in overcoming the challenges of living with ADHD at work, at school and at home. Specifically,…

Creative Genius Seth Godin

Creative ADHD Genius Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, and best-selling author whose fourteen best-selling books have been translated into more than thirty languages.  He is a perfect example of a well-known out-of-the-box creative thinker who has managed to overcome the challenges of his ADHD and has harnessed it to become…

[Opinion] ADHD and Diet

ADHD is not caused by poor diet, and the symptoms of ADHD cannot be reduced by taking dietary supplements and vitamins. Before anybody gets upset with me, please allow me to clarify. In making this bold statement, I am making an important distinction between ADHD Symptoms and ADHD-like Symptoms. The…

The importance of sleep for ADHD

Many adults and children with ADHD have sleep difficulties. The most common problems include: Trouble getting to sleep at night, often because racing thoughts are keeping you up. Unrefreshing, restless sleep. You or your child toss and turn throughout the night and wake up feeling tired. Difficulty waking up in…

Tips to help improve the learning environment of the class

Have the student sit close to the teacher. Surround the ADHD student with good students to serve as positive role models. Put extra materials away to minimize distractions. Enhance listening skills by maintaining good eye contact before giving instructions, placing a hand on the student’s shoulder, and making instructions clear…

ADHD And Addiction

ADHD involves a pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with daily activities. Individuals with ADHD experience impatience, impulsive behaviors, and have difficulty paying attention. For these individuals the symptoms of ADHD continue, and may even worsen, with prolonged abstinence, making recovery more difficult. For these individuals, treatment…