Where Can You Find ADHD Treatment for Kids in Rural Areas?

January 31, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Today, there are more options for drug-free ADHD treatments than ever before. Advancements in technology have made it possible for interventions like neurofeedback to emerge and take the place of stimulant medications. But what if these treatments aren’t available in your town, and you live hours away from the nearest clinic?

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4 Ways an ADHD Diagnosis Can Benefit Your Child

January 23, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

When trying to figure out if your child has ADHD, it’s important to go through a multi-step evaluation process and get a sense of how he or she is functioning in different domains. This is important because making the ADHD diagnosis is not as simple as it might seem.

The symptoms of ADHD are actually shared by a number of similar conditions like autism, sensory processing disorders, and learning disorders. Assuming that inattention and impulsive behavior is caused by ADHD means that your child will miss out on the appropriate interventions. A thorough evaluation will look at your child from several perspectives and assess where your child is struggling, which will help a physician recommend the best treatments for him or her.

Besides pinpointing the correct disorder, an ADHD diagnosis can help in the following ways:

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Why Energy Drinks are Bad for Kids with ADHD

January 16, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

The energy drink industry has made a huge impact on today’s kids. They’re a staple in the gym bags of young athletes, who need them for quick power boosts during practices or games. Students depend on the caffeine in energy drinks to keep them alert while studying or finishing school requirements. And there are some who use energy drinks as an alternative to ADHD medication, because the caffeine helps channel pent-up energy into productive energy.

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What Lies Underneath the ADHD Iceberg?

January 11, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Anyone who has ever taught, lived with, or spent time with an ADHD child has noticed that the disorder is more than just the three core symptoms. They are correct in this observation; inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are just the tip of a large iceberg.  What lies underneath its surface?

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6 Strategies for Academic Success in 2014

January 3, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

It’s the dawn of a new year and winter break will be over soon. There’s no better time than now to help your ADHD child turn his or her academic life around. Because of the inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior that plague students with ADHD, they tend to exhibit deficits in cognitive testing, have lower grades, and use special education services more than kids without the disorder. They are also more likely to procrastinate and manage their time poorly, which ends up in results way below their capabilities.

But your ADHD child doesn’t have to be doomed to bad academic performance. Here are 8 ways you can help your child study better and perform better at school in 2014.

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