Could improvements in these critical skills be one of the silver linings for children attending school remotely? Here are strategies and tools that can help to offset weaknesses related to ADHD and foster independence.   by Carey A. Heller, PsyD   With the continued pandemic, many children have to be responsible for logging into Zoom…

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During ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD shines a spotlight on the heightened impact of the pandemic on children and adults with ADHD.   A report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association in September found that symptoms of depression have become three times more prevalent in the United States since the COVID-19…

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How do you structure an alternative summer with activities your child or teen (and you) can enjoy? These strategies offer the added benefit of helping to improve their executive function skills.   By Carey A. Heller, PsyD   My previous post shared some ideas for developing a summer plan as well as an example of…

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Some students with ADHD are surprising themselves and others during this unusual time.   by Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD   I’m hearing a lot about students with ADHD and other challenges who are struggling to adjust to the academic routines of learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their struggles are real and deserve our attention.…

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by Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC Has it occurred to anyone else that “homeschool” sounds a bit like an oxymoron? If you’re a “homeschooling” parent, then you already know that “learning at home” is a much better description of what you do every day. But if you’re a parent accustomed to sending your kids off in…

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As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, how can we each stay resilient and find our role? by Mark Bertin, MD   I like to use the example of a small boat crossing the Gulf of Siam. In Vietnam, there are many people, called boat people, who leave the country in small boats. Often the boats are…

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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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