Brain Scans Reveal Why ADHD Kids Can’t Focus

September 25, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

There are many reasons that explain why some ADHD kids have a hard time focusing while others don’t. Ongoing research continues to give us better insights as to why some symptoms are more dominant than others, and how best to treat these. New findings from a team of researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry reveals that there are key brain differences behind the inability to focus and pay attention.


5 Useful Tips for Parents of ADHD Kids

September 17, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

The new academic year is back in full swing, and parents of kids with ADHD can use all the help and support they can get. Here are some useful suggestions you can try.


Study: Exercising Before School Improves Attention in ADHD Kids

September 12, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

It’s long been discovered that exercise and outdoor play is a great way to manage ADHD symptoms in kids. Usually, activities that promote physical movement are saved for after school. However, you might want to consider sneaking in a little bit of exercise in your child’s morning routine. New research with early elementary students show that getting exercise done before the bell rings can improve math and reading skills.


ADHD Study Tip: Take Doodling Breaks

September 3, 2014 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Kids with ADHD get into trouble in class for behaviors which suggest that they aren’t paying attention – they stare out the window, they fidget in their seats, they doodle in notebooks. But sometimes, these activities can actually kids them focus and retain information. Doodling, in particular, has recently received a lot of attention from neuroscience research. And the conclusions from these studies suggest that doodling can be a useful trick to help ADHD kids cope with learning.