Fidgets are bad, right? Maybe not…

fidget01As a parent, coach, teacher or tutor, you may have attempted to limit the fidgeting of your student. It can be disruptive in a classroom setting and may seem like a distractor to the student themselves. However, not all fidgeting behavior is bad. In fact, this study suggests your ADHD student may require the movement of a fidget in order to concentrate.

“The typical interventions target reducing hyperactivity. It’s exactly the opposite of what we should be doing for a majority of children...

How School Stress Affects the ADHD Brain

boy student 300x201Back to school time can be a very stressful time for all students especially those with ADHD and LD.  A recent article published by Additude Magazine reports, “Chronic stress at school can make kids (particularly those with ADHD or LD) dread going — and change their brains for the worse.”

However, Jerome Schultz, PH.D., states “parents and teachers can help alleviate the stress that is stopping these bright kids from succeeding.” Read More…

 
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Meet Nanny’s Circle

NannyAvatar 216x300Nanny’s Circle is the premier family management app for families with ADHD children. Here you can manage your entire family while specifically addressing the needs of your ADHD child. Nanny’s Circle provides the tools you need to establish structure and consistency in a fun, nurturing format. Learn more here.

Nanny’s Circle is a new product from Play Attention — the #1 neurocognitive system for ADHD brains. It combines advanced neurofeedback and cognitive training to effectively improve...

Inattentiveness and Academic Performance

080825 F 3524M 006 300x198We recently posted about the correlation between Self-image and Academic Performance. And, interestingly, other studies also suggest that there is “a significant and replicated link between parent reports of inattention in their primary school children and future academic achievement, approximately 10 years later.” This, of course, compounds the issues tied to self worth because as inattention drags a student’s academic performance down, that poor performance impacts their self-image which then...

Fueling our Brains & Bodies

Luke 2We know that ADHD is linked to higher incidence of Executive Function deficits. And, Executive Function supports our ability to make decisions about the foods we eat. Think about it. Do you ever eat as a reaction to stress, boredom or over-stimulation? Are you prone to emotional overeating? Are you waiting until the last minute to fix lunch?

People with ADHD do have difficulties with planning. And, they tend to be impulsive. It makes sense that a last minute impulse would lead to poor choices...

The Correlation between Self-Image and Academic Performance

Self Image SMIs poor self-image affecting your ADHD child’s academic performance?

With the hustle and bustle of getting ready for back to school; filling those backpacks with school supplies, buying new clothes, making lunches, scheduling necessary pickups and drop-offs, we often forget the emotional feelings our ADHD child experiences when beginning the new school year. Poor self-image and negative feelings of poor self-esteem affect our child’s ability to perform up to grade level and vice versa: poor...