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25 Tips for Families to Manage ADD

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– By Edward Hallowell, MD* – 1. Make an accurate diagnosis – This is the starting point of all treatment for ADD. – 2. Educate the family – All members of the family need to learn the facts about ADD as the first step in the treatment. Many problems will take care of themselves once […]

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CDC’s ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis in Children

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by Center for Disease Control (CDC)* – Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several-step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5)¹, is used […]

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CDC’s ADHD Checklist for Children

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by Center for Disease Control (CDC)* – Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. The criteria are presented here in modified form in order to make […]

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Play Therapy – Prescriptive & Non-Prescriptive

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by Craig Hartman* – With early diagnosis, childhood mental illnesses is being treated and managed successfully. Play therapy is growing in popularity as a method for treating children with mental disorders. What is Play Therapy? Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn through a trained play therapist. Play therapists can assess and understand […]

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If Punishments Don’t Work for ADHD Kids. What Does?

by Carolyn Mallon, RN – Anyone With An ADHD Child Can Relate To This Story – Last weekend, I took the kids (I’ll call them Mimi and Man Cub) to the local bookshop in town. It’s a nice place for a hot cocoa, where you can look at robot kits and roam around for a while. It […]

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Basic Tips for ADHD Management in Children

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– by Mary Fowler* – 3 Steps For Improving Performance – There are three essential conditions that help kids with ADHD improve their performance. – 1.  Create a structure Create a structure that helps guide his behavior with rules and routines. For example, with academics, the structure would be tasks matched to his skill level […]

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