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Orange County ADHD On The Rise

The Rise of Orange County ADHD I have been blessed with the opportunity to help with Orange County ADHD symptoms in adults and children for over 18 years. While this is been a very rewarding thing to be able to do, I have seen, and continue to see, a very disturbing trend. That is, that the occurrence of Orange County […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Prevalence of ADHD

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder- “ADD” or ADHD- affects approximately nine percent (9%) of the children in the United States.  It is one of the more prevalent, and most studied, of all childhood psychiatric disorders.  A new study reports that only about a third of them are getting proper treatment. “There is a perception that ADHD is over diagnosed and over treated,” […]

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A New School Year…A Time to Learn or a Time to Dread?

Ideally, for most parents, a new school year brings the pride and feeling of accomplishment 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 […]

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