Articles containing: ADHD

Food and Behavior – It’s Complicated

In the days leading up to Halloween or Christmas or Valentine’s Day, teachers and parents often wring their hands. Kids seem rambunctious and gleefully hyperactive. The amount of sugar these kids consume is remarkable.

How Do You Measure Executive Function Skills in Kids?

November 20, 2018

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Executive Functions is one of those “buzzy” terms that teachers use a lot these days.

What is ADHD?

April 13, 2018

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One of The Clay Center’s our biggest partners related to child and adolescent health is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which provides treatment and services for children of all ages in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery, as well as preventive and primary care.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine. Parents are as likely to turn to the internet as they are to well-worn “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.

My Experience Helping Children With Autism: A Story Of Hope

April 12, 2017

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

Intro To Processing Speed

March 9, 2017

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This blog is the first in a two-part series from Dr. Braaten entitled Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a follow-up post, “Coping With Slow Processing Speed At Home And At School.”

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Some kids are naturally fast.

What Is Executive Function Coaching?

September 1, 2016

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When children struggle in school, parents and teachers alike want to know why. The first two places people look are, typically, the subject matter and the student’s motivation.

What Is A Section 504 Plan?

August 16, 2016

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Dan’s mom left her son’s evaluation team meeting at school feeling really frustrated. Dan, an active second grade student, was diagnosed by his psychiatrist with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Should We “Grade” Character?

May 17, 2016

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“Mom and Dad, can you help me study for my empathy final?”

This isn’t a snippet of dialogue from a dystopian novel where humans are forced to raise android children; it’s something you may very well hear from kids of your own.

Are Increased Academic Demands Causing ADHD?

March 29, 2016

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The rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have increased considerably in the last 40 years. In fact, in the United States, the prevalence of ADHD has doubled since the 1970s. A number of experts have weighed in on why these numbers may have increased.