Posts Tagged ‘adhd’

BRAIN TRAINING IMPROVED ATTENTION BY 24 POINTS

BRAIN TRAINING IMPROVED ATTENTION BY 24 POINTS A long-term study published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that extended use of stimulant medication was linked to suppressed adult height but did not reduce symptoms of ADHD. Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer for LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), Metro Learning Solution’s parent company, says that parents who are…

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Back to school Tips for Parents of Kids and Teens with ADHD

For the parents of children with attention struggles, September can bring a host of anxiety for the entire family. Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with homework, test-taking, making friends, grades and even behaving in the classroom. All of these things can impact confidence and even with medication, the struggles can still be overwhelming.…

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Activities to Strengthen Focus and Attention

Have you noticed your youngster’s attention isn’t as long as you think it should be?  The length of time your child can sustain his/her attention is naturally lengthened as they age and through the activities in which they participate.  Nevertheless, it can’t hurt (and may even help!) to purposefully engage in some of the following. …

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Boosting Executive Function

Executive function encompasses all the skills an individual needs to navigate life successfully:  Typically, there are seven areas that impact people with Executive Function issues.  Those are: Self-awareness Inhibition Working memory Self-regulation Motivation Problem solving Cognitive development programs strengthen working memory, problem solving and often, as a result of intense training, the remaining areas are…

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ADHD/Executive Function Checklist

While all individuals are unique, and certain symptoms are more crucial at specific ages, nevertheless, there are some commonalities that indicate ADHD may be an issue for you or your child.  If you respond to a significant number of these (six or more), an evaluation from a professional may be indicated.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Check any of…

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Slow Processing or ADHD Summary

It has been reported (article here) that many individuals that have been diagnosed with ADHD have the comorbid condition of slow processing speed.  What is processing speed?  It is the amount of time necessary to take in information, decide what to do with it, and then respond or act upon that decision.   The incoming information…

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Slow Processing: What About Home Schooling?

S Only you know whether or not home schooling is a viable option for your child and your family.  It depends on you, the parent, and how dedicated you are to educating your child.  It depends on your relationship with your child and it depends on your schedule. The problems associated with slow processing will…

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Slow Processing: What is NOT Helpful

Although we all have our limits as parents, and occasionally things get away from us, we know that stress just slows down thinking and reacting even more.  So yelling, shouting and screaming is NOT helpful.  These kids are already feeling stressed just by trying to keep up during the day, and stress just adds to…

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Slow processing: How can Parents Help?

The saying “knowledge is power” hold true here.  Get an evaluation so you know what you are dealing with.  If it is slow processing and you don’t want to pursue cognitive development training, be aware that things will take your child longer to complete.  Minimize stress as much as possible because stressful situations tend to…

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Slow Processing: How Can Schools and Teachers Help?

The understanding of slow processing speed is a relatively new area, so help your child’s teacher understand some the areas they may see your child struggle with.  That will help them anticipate and vary the tempo and requirements of their instruction to allow for learning differences.   It is helpful if they are willing to vary…

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