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Does Mindfulness Help ADHD?

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Does Mindfulness Help ADHD? As defined by mindful.org, “ Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” For an individual struggling with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this can be very difficult. The ADHD…

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How Do I Read If I Have ADHD?

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How do I read if I have ADHD? The ability to read and reading comprehension is critical to all areas of our lives.  However, reading can be especially difficult for children struggling with ADHD. These difficulties may stem from their inability to pay attention to low stimuli activities.  However, there are many other cognitive skills that are…

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Why you and your child should do Taekwondo

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Children and adults with ADHD are often caring and sensitive individuals. However, poor impulse control can often make it difficult for them to interact appropriately with their peers, teachers, or family. Impulse control is part of executive function and allows us to stop, think, and then act. Without the ability to control your actions, you might be…

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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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