Text Support for ADHD

Do you find it difficult to get your child’s ADHD medication refills on time? Do you want to receive helpful and reputable information about ADHD and its treatment? Do you want to get useful suggestions on how to manage your child’s daily life and homework? A team of researchers has developed an online intervention to…

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Use Chrome Extensions to Reduce Distraction and Increase Productivity

You’re finally making headway on a project after putting it off for weeks and you have an urge to take a little break. Before you know it, hours have passed, and you missed the deadline. Ugh. Can you relate? Individuals with attention-related challenges often have an excellent ability to focus—it’s just that often the focus…

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The Downside to Technology for Students with ADHD

In a study carrel at your local college campus, a sophomore sits with sixteen open windows on his laptop. The latest YouTube video pops up just as he starts to write the first sentence of his International Relations paper. Then three friends text about making weekend plans. Two emails come in regarding campus security alerts…

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A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Video Game and Internet Use for Children with ADHD

THE DIGITAL AGE HAS NOT ONLY ARRIVED, but by now it has settled in. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist specializing in internet and video game addiction, I see the most extreme cases of problematic internet and video game use, leading to catastrophic consequences in grades, social life, emotional well-being, and relationships with family members.…

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Engagement: Making Educational Content “Stick” Through Technology

ENGAGEMENT. IN MY YEARS as a speech and language pathologist working with students with a wide variety of learning issues, I have learned that engagement is half the battle in facilitating success. Students with attention difficulties must struggle with immersion in educational environments not necessarily designed for their needs, in which the material they are intended…

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Body Doubling by Skype

MY HUSBAND AND I SPENT LAST WEEKEND with our 25-year-old son, Sebastian, in our home. Sebastian had a ten-page paper that was due on Wednesday. My husband Adrian, an artist, was working on a beautiful still life. I was paying bills and writing a blog entry for our website. This is a pretty ordinary weekend…

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