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A Day with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is challenging.  Everyday activities can be overwhelming and difficult. A recent article in Scot Scoop, Living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, discusses some of the struggles people with ADHD face. Writer, Pablo Pinilla, discusses the following tasks: Getting out of bed on timeRemembering to do your homeworkGetting to class on timeStaying focused in…

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Do Sleep Problems Cause ADHD?

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Do Sleep Problems Cause ADHD?  We all know that if you don’t get enough quality sleep you will not have good attention. ADDitudeMag.com recently hosted a webinar about how sleep affects the ADHD brain and the two experts, Joel Nigg, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Super, M.D., gave some helpful insight on the subject. Here are some pinpoints from…

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5 Tips to Help Communicate With Your ADHD Child

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How to Better CommunicateWith Your ADHD Child Communication with a child can be difficult regardless of the circumstances.  However, communication can be even more difficult with a child who has ADHD. Individuals with ADHD often have weak executive function, making it more difficult for them to communicate. Emotional control can be a challenge.  Therefore communication often comes…

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Activities you can do at home to improve Executive Functioning.

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Home Activities That Improve Executive Functioning- Written by Michael Smith,Play Attention's Lead Executive Function Coach  Play Attention improves the cognitive skills that lay the foundation for strong Executive Functioning, but many of our clients would like to know other activities they can do outside of their Play Attention sessions to improve cognitive skills even more.  In…

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Childhood Aggression Linked to Poor Executive Function

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Childhood Aggression Linked to Deficits in Executive Function You may have heard it from teachers and counselors, "Your child has ADHD and weak Executive Function." Executive Function is a term used to explain brain processes needed to plan, prioritize, and organize. Executive Function helps us avoid procrastination, make good decisions by avoiding impulsive behaviors, and…

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