Books can be enormously helpful when it comes to learning new strategies for parenting a child with ADHD, but most parents need something that can fit easily into their busy schedules. Podcasts can fit into a busy lifestyle and allow you to multitask when you listen. Here are the top five podcasts that Dr. Mary Rooney recommends for parents of kids with ADHD.
Parenting a child with ADHD can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, there is a sea of resources out there for parents. Dr. Mary Rooney shares what she's found to be the best books, podcasts, and TEDTalks out there for parents of kids and teens with ADHD.
Standardized tests like the ACT can be extremely challenging for students with ADHD. Changes to the ACT, coming in September 2020, may help students with ADHD better manage some of these test-taking challenges. Find out what these new changes will be here.
On average, children watch up to 2.8 hours of tv, play 40 minutes of video games and are on their computers 34 minutes a day. With all of this screen time, how is academic performance affected? Find out here.
Occupational therapy (OT) tools like weighted vests and stability balls are often prescribed in the classroom for children with ADHD. But are they effective for kids with ADHD?
When a child with ADHD is struggling in the classroom, knowing how to help isn’t always easy, especially when the usual strategies aren’t working. Find out how a Functional Behavioral Assessment can help.
The benefits of free play and physical activity during the school day are undeniable. Yet, despite increased awareness about the positive impact of recess on physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning, I continue to hear from parents that their child is losing recess as a punishment at school.
Experts recommend waiting until your teen is at least 14 years old before giving them a smartphone of their own, many teens with ADHD may not have the maturity or social skills needed until they are well into high school (or beyond). With that in mind, if you think you have a teen with ADHD who is ready for a smartphone, then plan carefully before handing over the phone.
If you have a child or teen who does not already own a smartphone, then chances are that your child is asking (or begging!) you for a phone almost every day. How do you know if your child with ADHD is ready?
Recent studies suggest that youths with ADHD may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of concussions and may require additional monitoring and follow-up care.