ADHD

Could your Child Benefit from a Fidget Spinner

These days, you can’t pop into the gas station or stop by a Target without seeing multiple sizes, colors and designs of last year’s “it” toy – fidget spinners. The ball-bearing-powered trinket burst onto the scene last spring and quickly...

Common Misconceptions about ADHD

“Isn’t everyone a little ADHD?”    “Those kids just don’t want to sit still.”    “Girls don’t have ADHD.”    “I was the same way when I was in school, and I turned out fine.”     When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, there are still...

Common Misconceptions about ADHD

“Isn’t everyone a little ADHD?”  “Those kids just don’t want to sit still.”  “Girls don’t have ADHD.”  “I was the same way when I was in school, and I turned out fine.”     When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, there are still...

Good Intentions Won’t Cure ADHD

 "My son/daughter was just diagnosed with ADHD. Medication is not an option. What other things can I try?" I see this quote, almost verbatim, posted over and over on parent-based Facebook groups, advice forums, and via text on my...

Coping with Distractions in Kids with ADHD

The buzz of overhead lights. A classmate kicking a chair. The tick tock of the clock. The smell of lunch being readied. While the subtle sights, sounds and smells of a typical classroom may fade into the background for...

6 Ways I Wasn’t Prepared For A Special Needs Child

I am often called upon to meet with parents who have a newly diagnosed 2e child. 2e, or "Twice Exceptional" is a broad term for children who are academically Gifted, and also possess a secondary diagnosis: Learning Disorders (now...

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