3 Ways ADHD Symptoms are Different in Girls

August 28, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

When you imagine a child who has ADHD, most people will picture a hyperactive child who can’t sit still and has a short attention span. However, this description of an ADHD child is only valid for a small portion of children diagnosed with the disorder, and doesn’t often describe girls who have the condition.

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Toys and Tips: Play Therapy for ADHD Kids

August 21, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

You might have already heard of using play as an alternative therapy to help children with disorders like anxiety, clinical depression, and ADHD. Child specialists and psychiatrists have found that kids can use play to learn, connect, and calm anxiety. For kids who can’t express themselves through words, play can be used to communicate.

Playing with a child is necessary to help him or her feel secure, connected, and attached. At home, playing with your child is a great way to turn tense moments into enjoyable ones, and to build relationships. Your child may not have the language or emotional maturity to come to you and say what’s wrong. Without using play to form a connection, a child with ADHD might connect in a way that’s more intrusive and aggravating.

Here are some play therapy tips and toys to get you started:

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Caffeinated Drinks for ADHD: Do They Really Work?

August 13, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Some parents on the lookout for an alternative to Ritalin have resorted to trying caffeine on their child, usually in the form of soda or high-powered energy drinks often marketed to young consumers. While children with ADHD need a little help channeling their pent-up energy into productive energy, caffeinated drinks may not be the best way to go about it.

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Back to School: 4 Tips for Prepping Newly-Diagnosed ADHD Kids

August 7, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

It can be distressing to have your child diagnosed with ADHD over the summer. Besides having to adjust to a new treatment regimen, many parents worry if the disorder will mean academic failure. The good news is that now that you’ve identified the condition behind your child’s inattention, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior, you can make changes that will help child succeed at school in spite of these symptoms. Here’s how.

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