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“Dear Doctor…”: Answers Regarding High Intelligence & Poor Academic Performance

“Both our son and our daughter are very intelligent. Yet, somehow, they struggle in school. It has been suggested that they may have ADHD. How can that be?” People who are close to individuals with ADHD will not find this question surprising at all. However, people who interact with these individuals, but don’t actually know them (often teachers and coaches) […]

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Two Types of Impulse Control Problems

As a psychologist specializing in treating ADHD with Neurofeedback [EEG-Biofeedback] for over 20 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding using Neurofeedback to treat this disorder. Here is one of the most frequent and important ones: “My son is having significant behavior problems at school and home. His teacher is calling me, he’s making bad decisions, and he doesn’t think before […]

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Now is the Time to Treat ADHD

By now, most children have settled into their classroom routines and expectations (as well as they can), and teachers and parents are beginning to get a clear view of what each student is truly capable of.  Now is also the time that homework usually begins to pile up.  Since progression of the school year is cumulative, with success at each […]

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Alternatives to Medication for ADHD

Testing for Orange County ADHD Symptoms If the problems your child is having at school with academics and/or behavior have not gone away by this point in the school year, and it is being suggested, or you see signs that it may be ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder), or you’re not happy with your child’s medication, then it is probably time […]

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Belief in and Hope for ADHD Children

The Importance of Parents to the ADHD Child The importance of the power of parents believing in their ADHD children cannot be understated.  Children not only derive their being from their parents, they also derive their belief in themselves from them too.  It is hard for them to filter out the false messages, prejudices, and misunderstandings that cloud and obstruct […]

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Back to School in Orange County… ADHD-Testing for and Treating Symptoms

-Dr. Stephen Ferrari There are so many nice things to do in the summertime in orange county, and it is so nice to be outdoors, that for many children getting back into the school routine can be difficult. However, by this time, that adjustment should be pretty well made. That is, of course, unless there is something else causing your […]

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The “End Game” at School- its importance for children with ADHD

If you have a child in your family who has, or you suspect may have ADHD (ADD), and they are not currently getting the proper help with the disorder, there is obviously a problem that needs to be fixed.  It could be that they are on medication and it is not solving all the problems, or that the side effects […]

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Difficulty at the Start of the New School Year?

For most parents, the new school year brings the feeling of accomplishment and pride of seeing their children grow and mature in aptitude, knowledge, and social skills. For some parents, however, it only brings long nights of homework, calls from the teacher, frustrated and discouraged children, and parenting fights about whose fault “all of this” is. There is also the […]

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A Four Week Summer Intensive Program for Children with Difficulties in School

Do any of these complaints sound familiar to you?  “My child is struggling in school… the teacher complains that they don’t complete their class work, can’t follow directions, and are frequently daydreaming.  Their grades are below average, yet I know that they are intelligent.  Homework takes forever, and is a constant battle.  If this were not enough, they are frequently […]

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Hope is Most Valuable Commodity for Parents of ADHD Children

Hope…not patience, not financial resources, and not perseverance, is the most important thing parents of children with ADHD (ADD) need to have. While the other assets (among several) are valuable, albeit essential to these parents, maintaining hope for their children’s condition to improve is the most essential ingredient for this wish to come true.  The critical thing to remember when […]

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