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ADHD & Inattention

The Gifts and Challenges of Dyslexia and ADHD – Resources from the 2020 CHC Breakfast

The CHC Breakfast 2020Dyslexia and ADHD present some of the greatest challenges for our children and teens— and also provide gifts beyond our imagination. Let us discover our strengths and embrace neurodiversity as a culture. The resources below will support you in continuing to building a community that celebrates difference as strength. Read more ›

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Working Memory: The Engine for Learning

workingmemory444Approximately 10% of us have weak working memory; however, the estimates of the percentage of weak working memory in students with specific learning disorders, including dyslexia, ranges from 20 to 50 percent. Weak working memory is a core difficulty for students with ADHD, Inattentive Type. Read more ›

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One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds

boy-adhd 434A substantial percentage of students with ADHD symptoms severe enough to affect them both academically and socially are not getting any support in school for the disorder, says a new study based on the experiences of nearly 2,500 children and youth. Read more ›

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The Creativity of ADHD

ADHDandcreativity426Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is typically described by the problems it presents. It is known as a neurological disorder, marked by distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, which begins in childhood and persists in adults. And, indeed, ADHD may have negative consequences for academic achievement, employment performance, and social relationships.

But ADHD may also bring with it an advantage: the ability to think more creatively. Read more ›

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One in Six U.S. Kids Have Mental Health Disorders, but Only Half Receive Treatment

anxiety417Roughly in six U.S. kids have at least one mental health disorder, and only about half of them receive treatment from a mental health professional, a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests. Read more ›

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How to Get Past Parenting Guilt When Your Child Has Learning and Attention Issues [video]

mother child 409If you feel guilt around your child’s learning and attention issues, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Feelings of guilt and shame are common among parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Read more ›

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ADHD and Medication [presentation] [video]

If your child has ADHD, you know that there are a variety of interventions, including medication. This class focused on medication as a treatment option. Hear from ADHD expert and CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist, Dr. Glen Elliott about medications and guidelines for using medication as a treatment for ADHD. Read more ›

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Strategies for Parents of Kids With ADHD [presentation] [video]

Parenting a child with ADHD has its challenges. There are strategies that you can learn and use that can make a big difference for your child. In this parent education class, learn more about how you can support your child with ADHD. Presented by Kendra Fraka, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at CHC. Read more ›

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TeenMentalHealth.org [web resource]

teenmentalhealthorg383TeenMentalHealth.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.  Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

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Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths

adhd374Dr. Sharon Saline, author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew, is a psychotherapist who works with children diagnosed with ADHD and their families. She argues that an informed empathy for ADHD children —  for what they experience on a daily basis — can inspire parents and teachers to work with these children in ways that will help them grow into responsible and happy adults. Read more ›

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