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ADHD & Inattention

Other Concerns and Conditions with ADHD

ADHD often occurs with other disorders. Many children with ADHD have other disorders as well as ADHD, such as behavior or conduct problems, learning disorders, anxiety and depression.

The combination of ADHD with other disorders often presents extra challenges for children, parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Read more ›

New Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ADHD

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated a clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read more ›

ADHD in the Classroom: Helping Children Succeed in School

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience more obstacles in their path to success than the average student. The symptoms of ADHD, such as inability to pay attention, difficulty sitting still, and difficulty controlling impulses, can make it hard for children with this diagnosis to do well in school. Read more ›

Four Back to School Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

With children heading back to school, now is the perfect time to work on strategies like getting more sleep and less screen time to set your child on the road to success this school year. Read more ›

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10 Things To Do Before School Starts

ADHD 589If your child has learning challenges, a successful school year begins in July, not the first day of classes. Set up your child for success by reviewing his IEP or 504 Plan, developing organization systems with him, communicating with teachers, and more during the summer months. Read more ›

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Dear Teacher, Please Meet My Child [downloadable]

Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage? [downloadable]

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 ›

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics [downloadable]

ADHDtheBasics NIMH 573Do 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 ›

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Tips for Traveling with Kids with ADHD

Written by Jacqueline Nguyen, licensed clinical psychologist at CHC

familyaquariumvisit555Summer 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 ›

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What Are Childhood Mental Disorders?

childhoodmentalhealth542Mental 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 ›

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