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Treating Children for ADHD Can Have Benefits for the Next Generation

ADHD Weekly

Addressing ADHD in children can help them be successful in their lives and may help to improve the lives of their future children.

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A Month of Awareness and Empowerment

ADHD Weekly

October is ADHD Awareness Month. The ADHD Coalition has brought together leading experts from around the world to answer the most common questions about the disorder.

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School Is Different Now. Does Your Child’s Plan Still Work?

ADHD Weekly

Does your child’s educational plan need to be updated for at-home or hybrid learning? You can still meet with the education team, even during the pandemic.

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Don’t Stop the Movement!

By Tadeus Hartanto, BS, Samantha Lewis, MD, and Julie Schweitzer, PhD

Research shows kids with ADHD perform better on complex attention tasks when they are fidgeting, which can also be helpful for those who struggle with remote learning. What are some of the socially acceptable options to consider?

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Balancing Your Job and Your Child’s Educational Needs

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

What is your family navigating this fall—remote learning, hybrid school schedules, working from home, or a return to your workplace? If ADHD is also in the mix, you’ll need to create structure to handle all the competing demands.

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The Therapist Is Online: Telehealth for ADHD Has Benefits and Drawbacks

ADHD Weekly

The COVID-19 health crisis has prompted an expansion of telehealth services, including online therapy for ADHD. One psychologist shares his experiences providing telehealth care for patients with ADHD.

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Podcast: Online Learning for Children with ADHD

All Things ADHD Podcast

Students who have ADHD already face learning challenges while in the classroom. Switching to online learning takes away some of the supportive structures most students with ADHD need to be productive.

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Fearless Advocacy: Pro Tips for School Team Meetings

by Rebecca Resnik, PsyD

These are the tips parents of kids with ADHD need—regardless of what school looks like this fall.

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Screen Time May Not Be Harming Social Skills

ADHD Weekly

The use of digital devices by children has increased during the current health crisis. Their social skills, though, may not be as badly affected as many parents fear.

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Make Plans for Your Child’s Education Now

ADHD Weekly

School will be starting soon, and most districts have made changes to the educational day. Now is the time to meet with educators to discuss your child’s academic accommodations.

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Does My Child Need a Tutor or a Coach?

By Margaret Foster, MAEd

You may wonder if your child will need additional support in these unsettled times, whether or not there is an IEP or 504 plan in place. If you’re unsure, first differentiate between tutoring and coaching as activities, and then identify the professionals who offer these services.

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How to Write a Teacher Letter

By Jeffry Spahr

No matter how your child’s school is handling the school year, it’s more important than ever to communicate with the teacher. Here’s how one parent helped new teachers to understand what did and did not work with his son.

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Interactive Gaming System for ADHD Symptoms Approved

ADHD Weekly

Could an interactive video game improve ADHD symptoms? A newly approved system could be added to ADHD treatment plans.

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Podcast: Building Better Executive Function Skills

ADHD 365

How does executive functioning relate to ADHD? How can you help children and teenagers build better executive function skills?

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Understanding and Supporting Your Emerging Adult

By Michael Reiter

Perhaps the most important thing parents can do is to communicate positively.

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Telehealth for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

Daily life during this pandemic continues to be unsettled and disrupted. Here are some suggestions if you find it affecting the emotional well-being of family members in this age group.

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Getting Some Sunshine Could Help Lessen ADHD Symptoms

ADHD Weekly

Is it a myth that sunshine can affect ADHD symptoms for some people? Researchers are exploring the possibility that it could be helpful.

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Yoga for ADHD? Studies Show It Can Be Helpful

ADHD Weekly

The slow, thoughtful movement could be helpful in reducing some ADHD symptoms.

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Podcast: Barriers to ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

ADHD Weekly

What are the consequences of late diagnosis and treatment for ADHD in underserved and disenfranchised communities?

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Podcast: Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

All Things ADHD

The African-American community is affected by ADHD at the same rate as other communities in the United States. However, barriers to evaluation and treatment for children with ADHD remain. Dr. Anita Stoddard discusses how we can overcome those barriers and create opportunities for success for African-American children.

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No Summer Camp? Now What?!

by Carey A. Heller, PsyD

It’s time to create a Summer of COVID-19 plan for your child or teen. Consider holding your own “home camp.”

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Suddenly Thriving

by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD

Some students with ADHD are surprising themselves and others during this unusual time.

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Your Child’s Online Etiquette

by Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC

Does your child with ADHD have trouble with socializing in the virtual world? Start a conversation using these five tips.

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Students with ADHD Adapt to Online College Courses

ADHD Weekly

Colleges suddenly closed their campuses this spring, and many will shift to online courses for the fall semester. Students with ADHD may need to take a different approach to succeed with this new challenge.

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New Options for ADHD Treatment During COVID-19

New options are available for people being treated for physical, mental, or emotional illness during the social distancing required to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19.

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