Guidance for couples during the coronavirus outbreak: Here’s how to make the most of it if your relationship is affected by ADHD.   by Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST   It’s been said that distance makes the heart grow fonder, so what do we do when the maximum distance is contained within four walls? This time…

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With schools closed to help slow the coronavirus outbreak, it’s best to take a structured and reasonable approach to schoolwork for now—especially if you’re the parent of a child who has ADHD. by Mark Bertin, MD Most of us parents are scrambling around family routines and schoolwork wherever schools have closed in response to the…

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by Carey Heller, PsyD As of today, millions of people in the United States and many parts of the world are on lockdown at home. Their daily routines—work, school, recreation, afterschool activities—and their often-hectic schedules have been disrupted. An unexpected and prolonged time stuck at home can wreak havoc on finances, stress levels, and lots…

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After the first week with everyone at home, parents of children with ADHD may be thinking that this could be even more challenging than they thought. While schools are scrambling to finalize online curriculum plans, Maggie Sibley, PhD, a member of CHADD’s professional advisory board, offers a few ways parents can help set up their…

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CHADD Staff This week began with schools across the country sending their students home for weeks, along with colleges and universities announcing all courses had been moved to online instruction. Many businesses followed, sending their employees to work from home. By the end of the week, state governors were instructing most businesses to either send…

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by Margaret Foster, MAEd There’s lots of advice out there right now about schoolwork at home, length of time off school, etc., etc. If you’ve found good direction from your school, onsite group, or whatever… congratulations, go with it! If you’d like some help tailoring all that info to your own life, perhaps my Big…

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CHADD Staff In this time of uncertainty and potential misinformation, we highly recommend that you consult the resources from the CDC. See the list below for some of the topics covered as of today. CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary will be updated regularly as information becomes available.       Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease…

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A checklist for sustaining health and wellbeing during the crisis by Mark Bertin, MD   In the middle of these intensely unsettling and challenging times, what can we do for our families to stay healthy and emotionally resilient? Our regular routines are disrupted. We may be at home for the foreseeable future. Global news hammers…

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CHADD Staff School districts across the country are closing down for the next few weeks. Your child’s school may be able to offer online learning; possibly the teachers have sent home assignments to be completed while schools are closed. Educational websites are rallying to provide free support, and we’ll share about those here as we…

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Dear Friends and Colleagues, The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may be stressful for all of us. CHADD is here to help. During these times of uncertainty, the level of anxiety caused by the virus may become problematic, as our ability to focus on our work, studies, and home may become more difficult. During this time,…

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by Robert J. Cattoi CHADD is pleased to announce the newly released guidelines for complex ADHD in children and adolescents, as described in the executive summary and press release linked below. The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) guidelines were written with input from former CHADD board member Eva O’Malley. As part of our…

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CHADD Public Policy Committee The US Food and Drug Administration recently asked for comments on making stimulant medications more difficult to abuse and how those changes could affect the millions of people who include medication in their ADHD treatment plans. The Federal Register notice states that stimulant medications can be open to abuse but that…

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