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 ›
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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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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 ›
EdRev Expo 2019 Spotlight Session: Diverse Thinkers in the 21st Century: Unlocking Potential through Understanding How People Learn [presentation]
We are at a crossroads in our understanding of individuals who are intelligent yet struggle with timed tests, reading comprehension, working memory and executive functioning. Nicole Ofiesh, PhD, a cognitive behavioral scientist and the Director of the Schwab Learning Center at Stanford University, explains that educating our children with dyslexia and ADHD about how people learn is key to unlocking the potential of their strengths in the face of academic challenges. Read more ›
EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Food As Medicine—The Power of Nutrition for Optimizing Mind and Mood [presentation]
A growing body of scientific research is demonstrating a connection between diet and common childhood health conditions such as anxiety, depression, learning and attention issues. Evidence suggests that the consumption of nutrient rich foods can contribute to optimal biological function at the cellular and biochemical level of an individual. Read more ›
Parents of children with ADHD learn a variety of practical strategies to help manage their children’s behavior, and, more importantly, to help empower their children to manage their own symptoms. Presenters Amanda Kuryluk, PhD, Trenna Sutcliffe, MD, Christy Tadros, LPCC, discuss improving communication and increasing compliance, establishing routines, completing homework successfully, and building confidence. Read more ›
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. A member of ADDitude’s ADHD Specialist Panel, Dr. Barkley has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals, and he is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report. Read more ›