HOW 10 SECONDS CAN HELP YOUR CHILD WITH ADHD LISTEN BETTER

“PUT YOUR DISHES IN THE SINK!” Yes, it is totally bad to yell at your kids. Especially over neglecting to clear their dishes from the table. I failed the Stop Yelling challenge at least 5 times today. Help! I am going crazy because I tell my kids with ADHD to do something a million times, and they don’t listen. I feel invisible except when…

9 ADHD Symptoms That Can Look Different in Girls

People once thought of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder as a problem for little boys. Today, however, experts agree that girls are just as likely as boys to have ADHD, and that girls tend to display different ADHD symptoms that may be less noticeable to parents and teachers. Not as hyperactive Ask anyone, and they’ll…

ADHD and Emotions: What You Need to Know

At a Glance Kids with ADHD feel the same emotions as their peers. Emotions are more intense with ADHD and impact everyday living. ADHD makes it hard to manage emotions. If your child has ADHD, you probably know about the major symptoms. Trouble focusing. Impulsivity. And in some cases, hyperactivity. But many kids with ADHD (also known as ADD)…

Why ADHD Kids Say I DON’T KNOW So Often

Why do ADHD kids say “I don’t know” so often? Recently, one of my clients (let’s call him Matt) cancelled calls with me 4 times. I knew why: It was because he knew we were going to do some homework together and he didn’t want to. He wanted to ride his bike (Who wouldn’t?). I…

To Children With Autism, From a Santa With Autism

To all the children with autism around the world, Hi kids, Santa here and I’m writing to you from the North Pole to tell you how excited we are that Christmas is coming! My elves are hard at work making toys, and the reindeer have been preparing for our long trip around the world. I’ve…

Symptoms of Autism

Core symptoms The severity of symptoms varies greatly, but all people with autismhave some core symptoms in the areas of: Social interactions andrelationships. Symptoms may include: Significant problems developing nonverbal communication skills, such as eye-to-eyegazing, facial expressions, and body posture. Failure to establish friendships with children the same age. Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests, or achievements…

How Autism is Diagnosed

Although there are many concerns about labeling a young child with an autism spectrum disorder, the earlier the diagnosis of autism is made, the earlier needed interventions can begin. Evidence over the last 15 years indicates that intensive early intervention in optimal educational settings for at least 2 years during the preschool years results in improved…

Preventing Autism in Pregnancy: Is it Possible?

As soon as the pregnancy test comes back positive, parents will do anything to protect their baby-to-be. That includes doing what they can to lower their child’s risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which affect 1 in 68 children. Some research says this can start before birth. One study in the New England Journal of Medicine found differences in the…

How tech can help children with autism

FutureLearn and the University of Bath have announced a partnership with the launch of a new course.  The course, Smart-ASD: Matching autistic people with technology resources is open for enrolment and explores how children with autism can be supported by digital resources and technology. According to the National Autistic Society, autism is much more common than many…

The Real Reasons Autism Rates Are Up in the U.S.

The prevalence of autism in the United States has risen steadily since researchers first began tracking it in 2000. The rise in the rate has sparked fears of an autism ‘epidemic.’ But experts say the bulk of the increase stems from a growing awareness of autism and changes to the condition’s diagnostic criteria. Here’s how researchers track…