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Is it ADHD or Slow Processing Speed?

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Slow Processing Speed (SPS) is the time it takes for individuals to take in information, process it, and respond. The information processed can be visual, verbal, or motor. In the article Slow Processing Speed: Signs & Solutions for a Misunderstood Deficit, Dr. Ellen Braaten discusses the difference between SPS and ADHD symptoms.  She also provides tips on…

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Did Cookie Monster have ADHD? 🍪

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Poor diet & ADHD. Is there a link?  Is it possible that a poor diet can cause ADHD? The short answer seems to be, no. However, recent results from a study featured at MedicalXpress.com showed that children with ADHD are more likely to have a poor diet.  The article states, “Researchers found that more ADHD symptoms at age…

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Mindfulness for Mama

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mind·ful·ness ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/ noun 1. The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. 2. A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. There has been a lot of discussion on how mindfulness can…

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Top 5 Beverages to Keep You Focused & Hydrated

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Staying hydrated throughout the day has been shown to help students maintain peak performance at school.Research, conducted at King’s College in London, found that prolonged dehydration caused a decline in performance in adolescents. These were children without ADHD.  Therefore, if a student has an ADHD diagnosis, it may be even more difficult for them to…

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Is adult ADHD affecting your career?

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Adult ADHD diagnosis is on the rise.  The symptoms of adult ADHD can have a huge impact on our lives - especially at work. Regardless of a diagnosis, attention difficulties can negatively affect an adult’s relationships, personal life, and career. Mental Health Net discusses that adults with ADHD often experience difficulties in the workplace that include: ConcentrationTask CompletionStruggle with…

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