Language Problems Plague Kids with ADHD

April 23, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Children diagnosed with ADHD typically have difficulty succeeding at school, partly because of their symptoms, but also because they are at risk for learning disorders. It’s not uncommon for ADHD kids to have problems with reading, writing, doing math, or speaking. In fact, new research reveals that children who have ADHD are 3 times more likely to experience language problems than kids who do not. And these language issues can get in the way of academic success.

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Self-Help Books for ADHD Teens Who Read

April 17, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Amazon.com lists over 6,000 books on ADHD, and it can be an incredibly overwhelming task to sort through the titles and find a good self-help book your ADHD teen might like. While I have a list of books that might be helpful, it might be a good idea to complement this with coaching or therapy. With the exception of highly disciplined teens, the ADHD brain is inconsistent and not used to self-help. It’s common for someone with ADHD to stay on track for a few days, and then fall short after a while.

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5 Ways to an Effective ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

April 9, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Someone has suggested your child could have ADHD, or you wonder about it yourself. What do you do next? Here are some tips that can help you determine whether or not your child should get a diagnosis, and how to find the right person for it.

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5 Tips to Improve Your ADHD Child’s Memory

April 6, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

One of the most fascinating developments in brain-based memory research is the availability of brain-mapping and neuroimaging technology to view the brain as it thinks, and learns. It’s quite interesting to see how nueroimaging research can yield strategies to help improve memory among children with ADHD. Compared to those without the disorder, children with ADHD inattentive type tend to have difficulties with tasks that rely heavily on working memory. Be your child’s own memory coach and try out these tips that improve memory, based on the latest research.

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