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ADHD & Halloween Safety

halloweenHalloween is an exciting time for all children, but your ADHD child may seem a bit overly excited during this time. The costumes, the change of schedule, the candy, and parties can all add up to over excitement, less sleep, and more impulsive behaviors.

Make certain to take some steps to keep your child safe and happy.

  • Have your child try on their costume and walk around your home prior to wearing it outside. You want to make certain there are no sensitivity issues, dangerous lengths, or...
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Can Occupational Therapy Help with ADHD?

occupational therapyOccupational therapy (OT) uses therapeutic techniques and technology to help people of all ages overcome the barriers that prevent them from doing daily activities. Generally, OT attempts to increase independence and quality of life.

Overall, the primary goal of occupational therapy is to adapt the client’s environment to fit the client. Fundamentally, each person has unique abilities, so OT attempts to modify daily tasks and environments to best serve each individual allowing them to be their...

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Crushing Your Goals When You Have ADHD - 5 Top Tips and Strategies

Crushing goalsSome of the hallmarks of ADHD include impulsivity, failure to complete tasks, and poor organization. All of these undermine your ability to accomplish goals.

We know that ADHD stems from poor executive function – the governor of impulsivity, task completion, and organization.

Today, we’ll discuss tips and strategies that will help strengthen executive function and crush your goals.

Set a short-term achievable goal

Both short-term and achievable are the key words here. If you recall your New...

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Young ADHD Adults and Substance Abuse, Is There a Link?

2021 10 07 104322According to an article published in Alcohol and Alcoholism, a link exists between ADHD and substance abuse.

The researchers performed a data analysis of 6872 Canadian respondents aged 20–39, of whom 270 had ADHD. Their findings were substantive.

 

  • One in three young adults with ADHD had a lifetime alcohol use disorder (33%) compared to 19% of those without ADHD
  • After adjusting for all control variables, those with ADHD had higher odds of developing
      • alcohol use disorders
      • ...
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