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Teaching Parents Strategies to Help Their Anxious Child

Feb. 25, 2019

As a parent, it’s very hard to know how much to accommodate and comfort your child and how much to pull back and allow your child to experience their anxiety symptoms. This is where parent coaching comes in.

What Is the Connection Between ADHD Medications and Sleep Problems?

Feb. 18, 2019

Studies have shown that kids with ADHD have higher rates of sleep disorders, like sleep-disordered breathing or restless leg syndrome, and experience more daytime sleepiness than kids without ADHD.

Does Your Child Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Feb. 11, 2019

Kids with ADHD are often labeled as having “behavior challenges,” which usually means that their behavior is more difficult for teachers, parents, and peers to cope with than it is for kids without ADHD. They may also have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (or ODD). In fact, up to 40% of kids with ADHD also meet diagnostic criteria for ODD.

Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

Feb. 04, 2019

Do an online search for “causes of ADHD” and you’ll find plenty of discussion about video games being a driving factor in the rising number of kids being diagnosed with ADHD each year. How do you sort the facts from fiction?

Is a Gap Year a Good Idea for Prospective College Students with ADHD?

Jan. 28, 2019

Most parents of high schoolers with ADHD have concerns about sending their teen to college – and with good reason. Research shows that college students with ADHD are at higher risk for failing or withdrawing from their classes and are more likely to drop out of college than their classmates without ADHD.

Five Colleges with Enhanced ADHD Services

Jan. 21, 2019

Heading off to college represents an exciting time for students with ADHD. It’s also an anxiety-provoking time, since the success of students with ADHD up to this point has often been dependent on the structure that their school and family have provided.

Accommodations for College Students with ADHD: Frequently Asked Questions

Jan. 14, 2019

Once the admissions offer has been accepted and the celebration has died down, it’s time to start thinking about how your teen’s needs will be met once college life begins. Academic accommodations are one tool that may help students with ADHD manage some of the impairments that make college more difficult.

Screen Use after Bedtime and ADHD

Jan. 07, 2019

With phones, tablets, and video game consoles accessible to kids just about any time and anywhere, setting limits around screen time is more challenging than ever. When ADHD is added into the mix, setting screen time limits becomes even harder.

Is Extended Time on Tests Helpful for Kids with ADHD?

Dec. 31, 2018

When kids and teens with ADHD qualify for accommodations at school, either through and IEP or 504 Plan, extended time on exams is often one of the academic accommodations provided. Is this as beneficial as we think?

Do ADHD Medications Lead to Addiction?

Dec. 27, 2018

ADHD medication can be an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan for kids with ADHD. When a child or teen responds well to medication, the positive impact on almost every aspect of their life is profound.

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