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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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IEP & 504 Plan Accommodations Not Benefiting Kids with ADHD

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IEP & 504 Plan Accommodations Not Benefiting Kids with ADHD Why accommodations such as extended test time, regular breaks, and reduced distractions in the exam rooms are not working. A study published in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal reviewed students with ADHD who have an IEP, 504 plan, or informal school accommodations.  It was discovered that accommodations such as…

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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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Home Activities That 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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No More Homework Meltdowns

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No More Homework Meltdowns All of our clients are assigned a Personal Executive Function Coach.  This is one dad's reply to his Personal EF Coach who was following up to see how his daughter was progressing:   Hello Mike,It’s interesting that I just took this picture on Monday with thoughts of sending it to you.As I…

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Home Activities That 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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