Last year was tough for the majority of us, but each new year comes with a fresh slate and a new perspective. As adults, we like to feel prepared for the transition into a new season, so why wouldn’t our kids feel the same way? Whether it is breaking out that new planner or creating new resolutions, we all like to set ourselves up for success. Here are some tips to help your child with ADHD transition smoothly into the new year:
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Can you believe that we are already in the month of February?! One of my favorite reasons why I love February is — you guessed it — Valentine's Day! Even though this commercial holiday is advertised to celebrate the love you have for your partner, I have always looked forward to also celebrating the love I have for my friends, family, and even myself. While the world has felt so dark this past year, it is important to celebrate the love you have for the small things in life. So many of us have insecurities that we would like to hide away, but what if we embraced them? What if we took ownership of all of the things that make us different from those around us and viewed them as our strengths? Here are a few things that make ADHD special.
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Physicians and clinicians are often faced with tremendous gaps in necessary data while making diagnostic and clinical recommendations. With the rise of wearable devices enabling constant data collection, wearable sensors can leverage artificial intelligence tools such as big data and machine learning to fill in the gaps, finding unique trends and patterns in the process. By pioneering early research into the effects of physical movement and self-report data, we can see a glimpse into the future of constant, or “365” data collection for the assessment and treatment of ADHD. Recently Lindsay Ayearst and I gave a presentation on this topic at the 16th Annual ADHD Conference hosted by CADDRA. The following is an overview of that presentation.
Topics: School Psychologist
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One thing that we as a company strive to do on a daily basis is listen to you, our customers, and implement your feedback into each new app update. Our newest update includes major changes to our Scheduling feature — you asked for it, and we delivered! We're excited for you to test out these features for yourself, but here's a little insight into what changes have been made.
Topics: New on the App!
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For parents of school-age children, 2020 has brought a variety of challenges. In many cases, these challenges are exacerbated if the child has ADHD. Many parents have been, by necessity, forced to add teacher and school counselor roles to their daily activities - alongside their day job - while still being a parent. It can be daunting, especially if your child’s ADHD diagnosis is a recent one. Recently I spoke with Penny Williams for an episode of her podcast where we shared a number of tips for parents who find themselves struggling in the current conditions, and are perhaps low on resources. I really enjoyed speaking with Penny, and if you have the time I encourage you to give it a listen. If you just need some key take-aways, here are several things you can do to help your child while they strive to work under unusual learning conditions:
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There are many different resources that can be used to teach children good habits. One of the most effective ways to do so, is by using charts and checklists. Why? This provides a visual way for your child to take responsibility in completing their everyday tasks. As adults, most of us find small satisfaction in crossing off a daunting task on our to-do list or an event in our planner. In the same way, your child will have a sense of ownership and accomplishment as they check off their daily tasks. Not only are charts and checklists a great practice for your child to grow in responsibility, but they also provide visual reminders of those accomplishments for you as a parent. Instead of having to constantly remind your child of the tasks at hand, they will have a physical reminder of the tasks expected of them throughout the day. These visuals come in various forms based on your lifestyle, the age of your child, and the activities that your child participates in.