Category Archive for: ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’

“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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Answers to Questions about Disorders Treated Through Neurofeedback

As a psychologist specializing in Neurofeedback (EEG-Biofeedback) for over 20 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding Neurofeedback treatment.  Here is one of the most frequent and important ones: “What disorders do you treat with Neurofeedback?” Since there are several disorders that we treat in our practice, let me list them separately, and say a few words about each.  While each […]

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Answers to Parent’s Questions about School Year Progress, ADHD, and Neurofeedback Treatment

As a psychologist specializing in Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD and other disorders for over 19 years, I’ve heard many questions regarding these issues.  Here are some of the most frequent and important ones: 1.  “Is it too late in the school year for correcting ADHD to make a difference for my child, or should we just wait until next year?” […]

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Early Treatment of ADHD Prevents Performance Deterioration

The severity of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) present in a person, unless treated, usually remains relatively stable throughout their lives.  However, to most people, the disorder appears to get worse as the years go by, especially while in school or advancing in a career.  The reason for this lies in three important factors: Number one, as each advancing school year […]

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Trouble at the Start of the School Year?

For most parents, the new school year brings the pride and feeling of accomplishment of seeing their children grow and mature in aptitude, knowledge, and social skills.  For others, 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 pain […]

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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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When ADHD Symptoms Turn Into A Serious Dilemma

The term “ADHD” stands for Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder, and it is very important to be aware that the disorder can be present without both sets of ADHD symptoms being present.  It can manifest itself very differently in different people. While the underlying neurological causes of this disorder are the same regardless of how it manifests itself, there are […]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences for Children in Orange County with ADHD Symptoms

Parent-Teacher Conferences for Children in Orange County with ADHD Symptoms — Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari Having been in the field of helping children and parents with school related problems, and also having worked closely with teachers for over 18 years, I have learned a few things about parent-teacher conferences. Typically, this is the time of year for these conferences for […]

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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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