4 ADHD Behavioral Treatments Worth Trying

January 21, 2015 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Children with ADHD are plagued by problems that go beyond hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. Inability to make friends, poor academic performance, and defiance of authority are just some of the difficulties they have to deal with everyday. As such, treating kids with ADHD will involve more than just the quick fix provided by medication; they need help on the educational, behavioral, and social level too.

Behavioral treatments are among the more well-studied non-medical treatments for ADHD. Also known as psychosocial treatments, these behaviorally-oriented approaches are designed to correct the problems posed by ADHD symptoms in daily life. It’s important that they overcome these problems because their presence will make a long-term impact on a child’s relationships and academic success. Below are some of the therapies that can help your child:

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4 Myths Everyone Still Believes About ADHD

January 13, 2015 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Despite increased awareness about ADHD, there’s still a lot of misinformation about what causes the condition and who’s at risk. Afflicted children are often blamed for their inability to sit still or pay attention, as though they behave this way on purpose. Here are some things that we should all know about ADHD so we can have a better understanding of why our children act the way they do.

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2015: Try Setting Goals Instead of Making Resolutions

January 6, 2015 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

The dawn of another year is the perfect time for kids with learning and developmental disorders like ADHD have a fresh start. While kids with ADHD may want to do better in school or other areas of their lives, they often have trouble sticking to a plan and completing tasks. This is because of the slow development of their brain’s executive function. However, setting goals and working towards them is a critical skill that every child – ADHD or no – needs to develop at an early age.

In 2015, teach your child to set goals instead of making resolutions. Here are some research-backed tips on how:

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