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...

New Play Attention Certified Center & Reseller in Beijing, China

Dec4eeae80184070e27d0ed4f7c3c77b 300x200Play Attention is pleased and excited to announce the grand opening of our first Certified Center and Exclusive distributor in China. The center is called JoyCus, the combination of Joy and Focus. Our chief operations officer, Gwen Sorley, had the great pleasure of training the JoyCus staff, attending their press conferences, and assisting with their grand opening.

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.

Attend a live webinar and learn how...

Avoid Summer Brain Drain!

BrainrcHow to avoid summer vacation cognitive loss

Summer vacation means sleeping late, staying up late, and doing very little except enjoying time out of school. However, did you know that the average student loses one to three months math and reading gains made over the prior year? Academic losses are so common among students that educators have given the phenomena a name: Summer Brain Drain. This makes starting the following school year difficult. 

Summer Brain Drain may even be worse for ADHD students already having trouble at school.

Going to school daily provides schedules and routines. The summer break means those routines aren't there. Expectations are lowered or relaxed. Even sleep schedules are often totally abandoned.

Unfortunately, exercise is often replaced with computer time, watching movies, or playing video games with friends. That's a bad idea. While there's nothing...

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...

Travel Tips

Summer Travel 200x300Whether you're an ADHD adult or the parent of a child with ADHD, preparing for travel can be very stressful. Organizational skills are usually not inherent for someone with ADHD; therefore, planning for a trip can be daunting. Here are some tips that can be used by adults and parents alike:

1. Make a list of items that need to be packed. This can be started weeks in advance so that items can be added as things come to mind. 

2. Many people pack more than enough clothes for their trip. Consider scaling back. If you're renting a house for the week, it will likely have laundry facilities. One load of laundry during the week will freshen clothes to be worn again.

3. Bring entertainment for the trip. Boredom during a long car ride can be a nightmare. With onboard DVD players, travel versions of board games, or a favorite hand-held device, there are plenty of options.

4. Be prepared...

Attention Problems: What Can Be Fixed?

GorillaYou can do far more than you'd think.

Can't pay attention. Can't finish homework. Trouble with social skills. Intelligent, but doing poorly at school or work. Struggling with behavior.

Our brain is our greatest asset, but what do we do when it doesn't function optimally? Are we stuck? No.

The brain is incredibly moldable. Scientists refer to this as neuroplasticity. It constantly rewires itself based on its exposure to the environment. Learn multiplication tables? The brain rewires itself. Learn a new word? The brain rewires itself. Learn karate or to play the piano? The brain rewires itself. We've known this for many years. We know how this works even down to the molecular level. Do we apply it to attention problems? No. Odd isn't it?

Attention is a skill. So, how do we teach it? It's relatively easy to teach multiplication tables; you can use things like flashcards, blocks, and...