It can be worrisome and frustrating to notice that your child/teen is having trouble focusing, getting organized, or completing assignments. Here are some initial steps you can take to understand more about their particular challenges. Once you’ve made these observations, conversations with the school and/or an assessment psychologist will help. Consider expectations. Are your expectations appropriate for
Here are some of our favorite resources for children, teens, and adults! Specifically For Girls and Young Women: Attention Girls! A guide to learn all about your AD/HD by Patricia Quinn, MD. Dr. Quinn is a nationally known expert on ADHD. How great she has written this book just for girls! Women with Attention Deficit Disorder:
If your child/teen is struggling in school, it can feel frustrating and confusing. Not only does the idea of a “learning disability” sound intimidating, but it can also feel as though you don’t know where to turn for help. We often explain to parents that there is no “one way” or “best way” to learn.
ADHD is not the only cause of inattention, inability to focus, and/or hyperactivity. Emotional reactions to things like bullying or traumatic events can cause inattention. Anxiety and depression can also cause these problems. For example, children who are depressed often have symptoms similar to those of adults, which include lack of ability to concentrate, low
Dr. Chris Cooper, consultant and clinical director of the Institute’s Comprehensive Individualized Assessment Program, notes that many things can cause girls to be distracted and have difficulty focusing. It can be ADHD. It can also be anxiety or depression or a reaction to bullying or other traumatic experience. That said, some studies estimate that as
By Sushi Frausto, M.A. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) During this time of at-home learning, parents supporting children with ADHD may struggle to keep up with their kids’ energy levels and learning styles. To best support your children, appreciate and understand the unique way their brains and bodies work. Often kids with ADHD struggle with slowing