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The Source of Diagnosis

ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that represents problems at the nerve center where neurotransmitters like dopamine help messages transfer from one ...

Insuring School Supports An Adjunct to Successful Coaching

Our children spend much of their day in a setting where we parents do not always know what is happening, both good and bad. In addition, the diagnosis...

Knowledge is Paramount To School Advocacy

In talking to a bright lawyer who has tried over the past two years to get academic support for her son, I realized why our kids with ADHD continu...

Behavior in ADHD

Much of the well known symptoms of ADHD are linked to behavior: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inability to focus. Unfortunately, those who are not w...

Gifts of Dyslexia: A Co-existing Disorder

Our son has ADHD and dyslexia. Up to 40% of kids with ADHD have this co-existing disorder. In the environment of school, dyslexia is not looked upon a...

More Women Diagnosed with ADHD: A Call for Early Diagnosis and Intervention

Many statistics are revealing that more and more women are being diagnosed with ADHD as adults. That really is not such a surprise. ADHD combined, inc...

Executive Functioning and ADHD

Executive functioning refers to the cognitive functioning that many of us without deficits take for granted. It is considered a term that covers areas...

Symptoms That Prompt an ADHD Evaluation

There are three types of ADHD, although the term is the same for all. The first is comprised of hyperactivity and impulsivity. The second is one of in...

Structure Building Self-esteem

So the summer is here.  And as the school day, sports, music lessons, and homework disappear, so does the perceived need for structure and bedtime. D...

Dangerous Way to Level the Playing Field

It is sad on so many levels when I hear that college students without ADHD take stimulants in order to stay awake and complete assignments.  I have e...

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