5 parenting tips for children with ADHD.
NIMH’s Definition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder National Institute of Mental Health Definition Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems … Read more
by Mark Bertin, M.D. What isÂ attention deficitÂ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD*)? ADHD is a developmental delay in a wide range of lifeÂ managementÂ skills including planning and organizing, affecting far more than just attention. ADHD may impact social relations, emotional well-being, academic success, and almost any other area of life, even physicalÂ healthÂ andÂ self-esteem. Â UnderstandingÂ its full impact in this way allows … Read more
Informal Time-Limited Survey: Where Do YOU Do Your Best Work? Often,Â people withÂ ADD/ADHDÂ find they don’t do their best work in their office/home office. Where do you do your best work: Office Home â€“ Which room? Coffee Shop Library Gym Study Hall Park Other Also, do you work better when alone, or when there is another person … Read more
Financial Dependence of Young Adults with Childhood ADHD byÂ David Rabiner, Ph.D. Studies that have followed children with ADHD into young adulthood indicate that manyÂ struggleÂ with interpersonal and attention difficulties in theÂ workplace,Â areÂ more moreÂ likely to get fired and/or change jobs frequently. This suggests that financial difficulties, and perhaps continued financial dependence on parents would be more common in … Read more
Learn how moms and dads differ when parenting teens with ADHD/ADD.
Key Findings of The Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Its Diagnosis and Treatment in a Community Based Epidemologic Study CDCâ€™s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) funded one of the largest community-based, epidemiologic studies of ADHD in the United States to enhance our understanding of ADHD in children and to make the … Read more
7 Experiences That Indicate You May Have A Drinking Problem Could you be better off saying farewell to alcohol for good? By Beth Leipholtz Before admitting I had a problem with alcohol, I spent a lot of time and energy denying that problem. Through meaningless hookups, nights I didnâ€™t remember and alcohol-inflicted injuries, I was … Read more
Pediatric care for children with ADHD – Discouraging new findings By David Rabiner, PhD Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians. Given the large number of school-age children who require evaluation and treatment services for ADHD, and the adverse impact that poor quality care can have on children’s development, it is … Read more
by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W. “If something exists, it exists in some amount. If it exists in some amount, then it is capable of being measured.” – Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644 Â IntroductionÂ Most parents of special needs children know that they must understand the law and … Read more