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One in three students with ADHD do not receive any support services at school

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Recently the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that over 9% of children and adolescents have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their life.  This is approximately 6 million children. However, this number only represents children that have been diagnosed.  There are likely more children with ADHD that are not diagnosed until adulthood.…

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child’s Brain – What you can do to help

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child's BrainWhat You Can Do to Help Stress is defined by the American Psychological Association as; any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes. Some stress can be beneficial for our well being; however, when stressors become chronic this is when it can affect our health.” Chronic…

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ADHD & School Stress

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Back to school time can be a very stressful time for all students especially those with ADHD and LD. A recent article published by Additude Magazine reports, "Chronic stress at school can make kids (particularly those with ADHD or LD) dread going — and change their brains for the worse." However, Jerome Schultz, PH.D., states…

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The Correlation between Self-Image and Academic Performance

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Is poor self-image affecting your ADHD child’s academic performance? With the hustle and bustle of getting ready for back to school; filling those backpacks with school supplies, buying new clothes, making lunches, scheduling necessary pickups and drop-offs, we often forget the emotional feelings our ADHD child experiences when beginning the new school year. Poor self-image…

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