Get Outside, Play, & Ease the Symptoms of ADHD

A study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, researcher, Frances Kuo finds that "green time" has a positive impact on children and adults with ADHD. Mother Daughter SM 150x150

"Those who play regularly in the same green outdoor settings do have milder symptoms than those who play indoors or in playgrounds. We also found that children who were hyperactive had less severe symptoms if they played in an open environment, such as a soccer field, rather than in a green space with lots of trees." - Frances Kuo

Alternatively, a study conducted by University of Michigan researchers found that "simply spending a few minutes on a busy city street can affect the brains ability to focus and to help us manage self-control."

So it is time to get out in the green! This is great news for summertime. Get out there and play with your child. It's good for you!

Simple Outdoor Ideas:

Take a nature walk and...

Avoid Summer Brain Drain!

How 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. Brainrc

Summer Brain Drain may even be worse for ADHD...

Understanding the 504 & IEP Process

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When it comes to getting the right classroom accommodations for your child, there is a sea of information. It can be an intimidating and confusing process for parents.

If your child is struggling in the classroom, they may qualify for accommodations. Students with one of thirteen disabilities are eligible for an IEP, which is the more formal of the two. A student can qualify for a 504 plan if they have any disability that affects their ability to...

Kids treated for ADHD can still struggle in school, especially girls.

As reported by Channel NewsAsia, a study conducted at the University of Help 150x150Glasgow in Scotland, suggests Kids treated for ADHD can still struggle in school, especially girls.

Fewer girls are treated for ADHD, but when girls are diagnosed they fare worse than boys with ADHD, said senior study author Dr. Jill Pell of the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Having ADHD had a bigger effect on girls than boys in terms of having special education needs, being excluded from school, doing worse on exams...

Children Diagnosed with ADHD: Relative Age May Play a Crucial Role

Young Child 300x200The following research tells us that a proper diagnosis can sometimes be confused with a child's maturity. Additionally, the combination of immaturity and a test heavy curriculum with inappropriate expectations make these students really struggle and stand out. Read on...

Researchers examined medical records of nearly 400,000 children aged from four to 17 in Taiwan and found rates of the condition changed significantly depending on the month when they were born, The Daily Telegraph...

What Motivates You?

Motivate- How to encourage higher levels of achievement through rewards.

Play Attentions Reward System

ADHD can make it difficult for one to pay attention to low stimuli or mundane tasks in order to receive a future pay-off. This inability to be intrinsically motivated is sometimes interpreted as defiance or obstinance. Setting up the right rewards system can help your child persist and start completing more difficult tasks. An effective rewards system can not only motivate for the short term but can...

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