Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. It is important to remember that many disorders like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, do occur during childhood. In fact, many adults who seek treatment reflect back on how these disorders affected their childhood and wish that they had received help sooner. Read more ›
ADHD & Inattention
Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more ›
Written by Jacqueline Nguyen, a licensed clinical psychologist at CHC.
Summer is in full swing! So much fun to be had: sunshine, relaxation, and family vacations. But if your time off involves traveling with a child with ADHD, you know it’s not always smooth sailing. Read more ›
Mental health in childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities. Read more ›
When their child is diagnosed with ADHD, parents often have concerns about deciding the best way to help their child. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, coaches, and other family members. Taking advantage of all the resources available will help parents guide their child towards success. Read more ›
Deciding if a child has ADHD is a process with several steps. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms.
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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation [presentation]
This workshop focuses on identifying students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD); understanding the differences between LBLD and a non-verbal learning disability (NVLD); and understanding/interpreting the evaluation process including neuropsychological, educational, and speech-language testing. Melody O’Neil, M.S. Ed and Associate Director of Admission for Landmark School, also covers how to interpret the scores—what it all means and what the specific tests measure. Read more ›
EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]
Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing? Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›
Growing up with ADHD has been a wild journey! Come and be inspired by hearing about the unique ways you can add value because of your ADHD–with your friends, family, work, school, community and the world. Being diagnosed in elementary school with ADHD and auditory processing issues can make aspects of life challenging. Hear from presenter Ross Loofbourrow about how overcoming disorganization, lack of time management, difficulty with prioritization, and forgetfulness has sparked a tenacity and endurance to succeed. Learn best practices for thriving and sharing your strengths on your journey with ADHD! Read more ›
EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Taming Digital Distractions—Tools & Strategies to Keep Students on Task While on Tech [presentation]
For students with attention and executive functioning challenges, technology can be both a blessing and a curse. The laptops, mobile devices, and online access that help with schoolwork are often a source of endless distraction, leading to off-task behavior and poor performance. Shelley Haven presents selected utilities, applications, and online services that reduce visual clutter and aid focus, restrict access to distracting apps and websites at selected times, and monitor device usage and increase awareness of distraction triggers. Read more ›