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ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Executive Functioning Disorder (EFD) are the three of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders that school-age children suffer from. These cognitive challenges are connected in many ways because most of their symptoms overlap and impact children’s learning. Due to the associated stress, these clinical issues also impact children’s mental health. Processing information slowly or inefficiently

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OCD and ADHD How are They the Same

OCD and ADHD: How are They the Same?

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) are two entirely different conditions. However, children and teens are misdiagnosed to have one condition over the other. Most of it is because these mental health issues have overlapping symptoms.  Many symptoms associated with concentration with attention have very similar effects on children and teens with either one of these conditions. However,

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ADHD Drugs and Emotional Lability

ADHD Drugs and Emotional Lability: Could They Cause Mood Swings and Aggression?

Emotional dysregulation or an inability to manage the intensity, duration and recovery of one’s emotional response to a stimulus. It can be in response to any real or perceived stimuli but is more likely related to a negative emotion such as criticism, rejection, fear, shame, sadness or anger.  Children and adolescents who struggle with emotional dysregulation often overreact to minor

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Coping Skills for ADHD Kids

10 Essential Coping Skills for ADHD Kids

Coping Skills for ADHD Kids A child clinically diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder faces many challenges due to their combination of symptoms. Aside from having difficulties sustaining attention, being hyperactive, and having impulsive behavior, they also suffer from poor executive functions. All of these impact them personally, socially, and academically.  Due to a combination of poor attention

Read More »
Anxiety vs ADHD Which One Does My Child Have

Anxiety vs. ADHD: Which One Does My Child Have?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD may occur with other mental health disorders such as learning disorders, dyslexia, depression, and anxiety. However, when ADHD is combined with another mental health condition, children and teens face twice as much of a challenge.  When children face a dual diagnosis of ADHD and a clinical mental health condition, paying attention and getting tasks

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How Does ADHD Affect Memory

Cognitive Connections: How Does ADHD Affect Memory?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health issues in children and adults. People with ADHD experience problems staying focused, being attentive, displaying hyperactive-impulsive behaviors, or both. But how does ADHD affect memory?  Children with ADHD struggle with executive functions. Executive functioning refers to one’s mental skills, including flexible thinking, self-control, and working memory. These

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adhd symptoms

ADHD Symptoms Checklist: Does My Child Have ADHD?

It is common for children and teens to struggle with regulating their emotions and behaviors from time to time. They may also have focus and organization issues to go with all that. But are those enough to conclude that your child has ADHD?  It’s easy to misunderstand or misdiagnose ADHD. There are so many reasons why a child could be

Read More »
How to Overcome ADHD Without Medication

How to Overcome ADHD Without Medication

If your child has ADHD, then he or she shows difficulties with impulse control, hyperactivity, and inattention. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a clinical neurological disorder evident in kids and teens with self-regulation problems. It affects their emotional wellness, social skills, academic performance, and behavioral functioning.  It also occurs along a continuum of functionality with some children and

Read More »
A group of children, including those with autism and ADHD, reading a book in a library.

Autism and Asperger’s vs. ADHD

The journey of a family with a special needs kid is always a challenging one that can be overcome with teamwork and taking the bull by the horns.  When a kid is clinically diagnosed with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) (or had a past diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome), parents may have a lot running through their minds.

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Side Effects of ADHD Medication | adhd medication

15 Side Effects of ADHD Medication: Can Meds Harm Kids?

15 Side Effects of ADHD Medication: Can Meds Harm Kids? Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD can be frustrating to a child wanting to succeed in school and socially, yet they find themselves unable to concentrate, control impulses and get tasks started.  Just remembering to grab their back pack everyday can be a hard mountain to climb!  Children with ADHD and their

Read More »
ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

ADHD vs. EF vs. Dyslexia

Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Executive Functioning Disorder (EFD) are the three of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders that school-age children suffer from. These cognitive challenges are connected in many ways because most of their symptoms overlap and impact children’s learning. Due to the associated stress, these clinical issues also impact children’s mental health. Processing information slowly or inefficiently

Read More »
OCD and ADHD How are They the Same

OCD and ADHD: How are They the Same?

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) are two entirely different conditions. However, children and teens are misdiagnosed to have one condition over the other. Most of it is because these mental health issues have overlapping symptoms.  Many symptoms associated with concentration with attention have very similar effects on children and teens with either one of these conditions. However,

Read More »
ADHD Drugs and Emotional Lability

ADHD Drugs and Emotional Lability: Could They Cause Mood Swings and Aggression?

Emotional dysregulation or an inability to manage the intensity, duration and recovery of one’s emotional response to a stimulus. It can be in response to any real or perceived stimuli but is more likely related to a negative emotion such as criticism, rejection, fear, shame, sadness or anger.  Children and adolescents who struggle with emotional dysregulation often overreact to minor

Read More »
Coping Skills for ADHD Kids

10 Essential Coping Skills for ADHD Kids

Coping Skills for ADHD Kids A child clinically diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder faces many challenges due to their combination of symptoms. Aside from having difficulties sustaining attention, being hyperactive, and having impulsive behavior, they also suffer from poor executive functions. All of these impact them personally, socially, and academically.  Due to a combination of poor attention

Read More »
Anxiety vs ADHD Which One Does My Child Have

Anxiety vs. ADHD: Which One Does My Child Have?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD may occur with other mental health disorders such as learning disorders, dyslexia, depression, and anxiety. However, when ADHD is combined with another mental health condition, children and teens face twice as much of a challenge.  When children face a dual diagnosis of ADHD and a clinical mental health condition, paying attention and getting tasks

Read More »
How Does ADHD Affect Memory

Cognitive Connections: How Does ADHD Affect Memory?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health issues in children and adults. People with ADHD experience problems staying focused, being attentive, displaying hyperactive-impulsive behaviors, or both. But how does ADHD affect memory?  Children with ADHD struggle with executive functions. Executive functioning refers to one’s mental skills, including flexible thinking, self-control, and working memory. These

Read More »
adhd symptoms

ADHD Symptoms Checklist: Does My Child Have ADHD?

It is common for children and teens to struggle with regulating their emotions and behaviors from time to time. They may also have focus and organization issues to go with all that. But are those enough to conclude that your child has ADHD?  It’s easy to misunderstand or misdiagnose ADHD. There are so many reasons why a child could be

Read More »
How to Overcome ADHD Without Medication

How to Overcome ADHD Without Medication

If your child has ADHD, then he or she shows difficulties with impulse control, hyperactivity, and inattention. ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a clinical neurological disorder evident in kids and teens with self-regulation problems. It affects their emotional wellness, social skills, academic performance, and behavioral functioning.  It also occurs along a continuum of functionality with some children and

Read More »
A group of children, including those with autism and ADHD, reading a book in a library.

Autism and Asperger’s vs. ADHD

The journey of a family with a special needs kid is always a challenging one that can be overcome with teamwork and taking the bull by the horns.  When a kid is clinically diagnosed with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) (or had a past diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome), parents may have a lot running through their minds.

Read More »
Side Effects of ADHD Medication | adhd medication

15 Side Effects of ADHD Medication: Can Meds Harm Kids?

15 Side Effects of ADHD Medication: Can Meds Harm Kids? Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD can be frustrating to a child wanting to succeed in school and socially, yet they find themselves unable to concentrate, control impulses and get tasks started.  Just remembering to grab their back pack everyday can be a hard mountain to climb!  Children with ADHD and their

Read More »
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