ADHD often occurs with another condition. It is important for parents to understand the additional challenges that their child may be facing so that they can get appropriate professional support. 50-90% of children with ADHD are impacted by at least one other condition. 85% of adults with ADHD are impacted by at least one other … Continue reading Mental Health and ADHD
By Larissa Predy, M.A., R. Psychologist I've heard many people proclaim that they cannot or should not change who they are, or that as their beliefs and values grow and shift over time, that there is something inherently wrong with this. I do not agree. Our society has us convinced that we are to know … Continue reading Family Matters
In this podcast, parents will learn about the power that negative comments can have on children and the importance of ensuring that they receive plenty of positive comments to balance out the negatives. Listen to podcast now.
By American Academy of Pediatrics Cost: Free Using the Vanderbilt Scales published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ADHD Tracker makes completing and submitting a behavioral assessment easier for parents and teachers of children ages 4 through 18 years who have already been diagnosed and treated for ADHD. This app helps track behavior patterns and … Continue reading ADHD Tracker 1.0 App
October is ADHD Awareness Month! This is the third episode in a series that will look at ADHD myths and it will give listeners information to help them to better understand ADHD. In this episode, we look at the myth "people with ADHD are lazy". Listen to the podcast now.
October is ADHD Awareness Month! This is the second episode in a five episode series that tackles ADHD myths and provides listeners with information to better help them understand ADHD. In this episode, we tackle the myth "all children with ADHD have behaviour problems". Listen to the podcast now.
October is ADHD Awareness Month! This is the first episode in a five episode series that tackles ADHD myths and provides listeners with information to better help them understand ADHD. In this episode, we tackle the myth "ADHD is just an excuse for poor parenting or “bad behavior”. Listen to the podcast now.
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Parents often ask me for strategies to help their children with emotional regulation. One of the best strategies that I can suggest is to develop and model your own emotional regulation strategies and encourage supportive conversations about emotions among all family members. Parents play a very important role in teaching their … Continue reading Put Your Oxygen Mask on First!
by Laura Godfrey One per minute with their parents.Two per minute with their teachers or peers in school. 0.7 per minute with their peers outside of school. What am I talking about? In a study by William E. Pelham, Jr. and Gregory A. Fabiano in 2008, they estimated that a typical ADHD child has nearly … Continue reading Catch ’em Doing Good
By Krista Forand, M.Ed. Many parents (those who have children with ADHD and those who do not) look for strategies to get their child to complete chores, finish homework or complete some other undesirable boring task that the child does not particularly enjoy. As a psychologist, I have come to understand, based on the vast … Continue reading Keeping Things Positive with the Premack Principle!