ADHD & Bullying

Bully-300x200 Blog - Play AttentionWhat every mom, dad, and child ought to know. 

It's a fact: teasing and playful banter are unfortunate but inevitable parts of the social scheme at school. However, ADHD children, who commonly also have social skills problems, often attract more bullying than their peers.  Because they have social skills problems, they often don't know how to respond to bullying either. This can make school life very unpleasant.

On education.com, Judith Wiener, PhD, reports the following: In a study that examined children with ADHD in third to sixth grade, 17 percent were bullies according to teacher and parent reports, 27 percent reported that they were victims of bullying, and 14 percent were both bullies and victims. The result? A whopping 58 percent of children with ADHD were involved in bullying—compared to only 14 percent of children without ADHD. A similar pattern is evident with...

ADHD, ODD, or BOTH - Part II

Defiant Girl SMIn Part I of this blog we discussed the evidence that supports the link between ADHD and ODD. Dr. Russell Barkley states: ADHD involves one more vital component that has been left out of the Clinical diagnosis for ADHD Emotional Dysregulation: deficits in inhibiting and regulating emotions. Emotional Self-Regulation is the ability to manage your behavior in relation to the events that happen in your life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reports: Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of the most common disorders occurring with ADHD. ODD usually starts before age eight, but no later than early adolescence.

So you ask, what does this psychological/medical jargon really mean in layman terms?This is what it means to parents of ADHD/ODD children:

My son is very violent and has lots of anger. He gets mad so easily and it is hard to deal with him the school...

New Play Attention Certified Center & Reseller in Beijing, China

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We are greatly impressed with JoyCus' attention to detail, professionalism, and knowledge of the Play Attention program. We welcome JoyCus to the Play Attention family.

 

 

 

 

 

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Play Attention is available in 10 different languages. As the world leader in educational attention training, we have centers and distributors across the globe. Attention problems seem to be a universal problem. We're here to solve them.

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ADHD, ODD, or BOTH?

ADHD and Your Child
Is it ADHD, ODD, or BOTH?

We have received many questions from concerned parents asking: "Does my child have ADHD, ODD, or BOTH"? There is a reported link between having ADHD and developing ODD. The correlation rate for being diagnosed with ADHD and ODD is staggering, ranging between 60% and 80%. It is the most common co-existing condition associated with ADHD. People with ADHD are 11 times more likely to be diagnosed with ODD than the general population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reports: Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of the most common disorders occurring with ADHD. ODD usually starts before age eight, but no later than early adolescence. [1]

In this blog we will discuss each of the disorders as separate entities, what the interrelationship between the two is, and conclude with how to deal with the effects of...

Attention Problems and Behavior Problems

What's the connection and can they be fixed?

Bad Behavior 1For an ADHD child who's experienced failure or frustration at school, has a difficult time making friends, cannot process multiple step instructions, and who likely has poor self-esteem, defiance or misbehavior seem inevitable.

The off switch or filtering in their brains works differently, so they often have impulse control issues and a frequent lack of control over what they blurt out. Couple that with failure and frustration, and you have the perfect storm. No matter what you do; punishment, coaxing, bribing, yelling, pleading etc. don't seem to work.

Play Attention not only teaches attention by making it concrete and controllable Play Attention students can move screen characters by mind alone via BodyWave technology but also teaches a variety of skills that make them successful at school or work. These successes greatly improve...

ADHD Children: Aggression Within Social Circles

What makes my sweet child so aggressive at times?

Angry Girl SM1 150x150Have you ever asked yourself, Why is my child a bully to other kids? Why am I constantly saying, Keep your hands to yourself, or, Don't hit your brother, hes not your punching bag?

According to Dr. Barkley, clinical scientist and researcher in the field of ADHD, it is due to the Emotional Dysregulation facet of ADHD, which refers to deficits in inhibiting and regulating emotions. This facet of ADHD also contributes to the propensity to develop ODD. Emotional Self-Regulation is the ability to manage your behavior in relation to the events that happen in your life.

Another expert in this field, Dr. Naomi Steiner, states that individuals with ADHD have a problem with executive functioning skills, of which Emotional Self-Regulation is a key component. This, along with a lack of will, says Steiner, contributes to the blow ups and outbursts...