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Return of School Problems for ADHD Children?

I was speaking with the mother of several school age children recently (one with ADHD), and she gave voice to a feeling I suspect many mothers have. “The kids are back in school, Thank God; I love my kids-but I need a little time at home alone to regroup…….. The kids are back in school. Oh my God! We’re going […]

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“Next Year Will Be Better”- Using Summertime to make that come true for children with ADD/ADHD

If you have a child (or an adult) in your family who has, or you suspect may have this disorder, the conflict, chaos, and frustration that it generates can be so disrupting to family harmony that you may sometimes wonder if it will ever get any better! Helping the individual with this disorder not only can turn the world around […]

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“Running Out of Gas” in School

About this time of year (if it hasn’t happened already), children with ADHD (ADD) begin to “run out of gas” at school. They are past the high point of Christmas, summer seems a long way off, and they’ve been working at school for over six months. After all, they’re kids. Often, they start to struggle and misbehave, and grades can […]

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ADD: Common in Girls Too Often overlooked by teachers and parents – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

The stereotype most of us have of ADD (or ADHD) is a boy, running around the classroom (or the house), disrupting the class, as well as his own learning. As with most stereotypes, this image does more harm than good, and in fact, causes more than half of the cases of ADD to be missed. There are three sub types […]

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Notes Sent Home From The Teacher – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

It is rarely good news when your child’s teacher sends home a note for the parents. As you reluctantly open this note (often not the first from this teacher), a number of thoughts run through your mind (usually of the “oh no, not again” variety). There are a number of ways to respond to this note. Unfortunately common, but unproductive […]

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Maximum Performance for Children With ADD – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

In keeping with the spirit of health and optimizing our capabilities, let’s talk a little about maximizing performance (and enjoyment) for children with ADD. We have found that a three-pronged approach to this matter usually works best. The most obvious way to accomplish this would be to correct the disorder completely. Many parents feel that this cannot be done, are […]

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Girls With ADD, Different Consequences – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

There are three sub-types of Attention Deficit Disorder: primarily inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and the combined form. Although the underlying neurology and (in most cases) symptoms are the same for both sexes, there are significant differences in the detection of the disorder and the consequences of its symptoms. The principal symptomatic difference is in the area of hyperactivity-impulsiviry. The stereotype for hyperactivity […]

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