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ADHD & Inattention

Everything You Need to Know About Setting Up A School Sensory Path

Sitting still is a challenge for lots of kids (and adults!). Schools and teachers are starting to realize that children are actually more focused on learning when they’re given a chance to wriggle, fidget, and move around. That’s why classroom yoga breaks, flexible seating, and fidget gadgets have become popular. A sensory path is another cool option for helping kids re-focus their energy throughout the day. Find out how they work and what you need to know to create your own. Read more ›

Distance Learning Not Working? Here Are Strategies to Try.

Families across the country are grappling with how to respond when in-person learning doesn’t translate smoothly into virtual learning. With over 74 percent of the largest school districts in the country fully remote — representing more than 9 million children — parents either need to find a way to make schooling work or drop out of the workforce, a problem that is largely affecting women. Read more ›

ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

 Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is extreme emotional sensitivity and pain triggered by the perception that a person has been rejected or criticized by important people in their life. It may also be triggered by a sense of falling short—failing to meet their own high standards or others’ expectations. Read more ›

Best Strategies for ADHD & Distance Learning, Part 2

Distance learning is a challenge for us all, especially those with learning and attention issues. In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode, we continue our conversation with CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director Dr. Glen Elliott to learn strategies to help kids with ADHD mitigate distractions and maximize the motivation to learn. Read more ›

Best Strategies for ADHD & Distance Learning, Part 1

Distance learning is a challenge for us all, especially those with learning and attention issues. In this Voices of Compassion podcast, CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist & Medical Director, Dr. Glen Elliott, discusses the ADHD brain through the lens of distance learning. Read more ›

Is Your Teen Vaping? Why ADHD Brains Get Addicted & How to Quit

Most parents are keenly aware of the dangers of vaping. After decades of decline in teen smoking, nicotine is again finding its way to teens and young adults. Among youth, a primary appeal of e-cigarettes, like Juuls, is the fact that they can keep their smoking private. Unlike stinky cigarettes, vape devices emit nearly odorless vapor, and they’re small and easily concealed. Read more ›

Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It?

Students these days are distracted. Devices and social-media notifications constantly beckon, and in this time of COVID-19 and widespread remote instruction, the distractions have multiplied. So what are educators to do? Read more ›

Remote Learning Has Been a Disaster for Many Students. But Some Kids Have Thrived

Remote learning has been a struggle for teachers and is expected to set back the learning gains of a generation of students. It has been particularly hard on children of color, kids from families who are financially insecure, and those without access to computers and technology at home.

But a small number of students have done unexpectedly well. Read more ›

October Is ADHD Awareness Month

The goal of ADHD Awareness Month is to raise awareness of ADHD, remove the stigma, and highlight the available supports that enable individuals and families to thrive with ADHD. Read more ›

Back-to-School: A 4-Week Plan for a Great Start [downloadable]

Is your child heading back to school soon? There’s a lot going on—and a lot to keep track of. Download this one-month planner from Understood with daily tips to help your child start the new school year right. Read more ›

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