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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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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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A Short But Effective Summer Remedy for ADHD

Does any or all of this 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 […]

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The Best Option for Testing for and/or Treating ADHD

About this time of the school year, for the child with Attention Deficit Disorder, very significant problems are really starting to raise their head.  If the problems of inattention, difficulty with homework, poor behavior, and/or hyperactivity (there are several forms of this disorder) are occurring, you are probably wondering what you can do to fix the problem.  There are, today, […]

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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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Homework Problems… And Solutions

In my many years of experience helping children and parents with academic and behavioral problems, one of the most common issues is difficulty with homework.  The purpose of homework is to allow the child further opportunities to independently master their coursework, and perhaps allow the parent to become involved in what is happening for their child at school. If homework […]

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Getting the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Having been in the field for over 16 years, helping children and parents with school related problems, and also having worked closely with teachers, I have learned a few things about parent-teacher conferences.  Conference time is just around the corner, and for some it may already be here.  These conferences should be seen as a rich opportunity to build understanding […]

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Students Who Can Really Benefit From Help at the Start of the School Year

As a psychologist specializing in helping students improve their academic and behavioral experience in school for over 16 years, I have come to identify certain types of students who benefit the most from specialized types of help.  These are students that can make big time improvements at the start of the academic year. The first type is the student who […]

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Common Questions Regarding Attention Deficit Disorder

There are many misconceptions and questions regarding Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD).  The following are some of the more common ones I hear in my practice: 1.  “How can I tell if my child has ADD?” There are a lot of misinformation and uniformed opinions available about this disorder, and unfortunately it may often even come from people who are supposed […]

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