In 2016, in the journal Support for Learning, Irish researchers Michael Quinn and Andrea Lynch stated: “In many western countries, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has achieved celebrity status, such that it probably no longer requires introduction.” It may not “require introduction”, but even with a definition – “a common disorder characterised by developm
Five strategies for really, truly enjoying your summer break with your child who has ADHD.
I write a lot about raising a child with extreme behaviour disorders. For other special needs parents like myself, the idea of spending two hot months trapped at home with our children and their behaviours incites household-wide panic.
The textbook symptoms of ADD — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — fail to reflect several of its most powerful characteristics; the ones that shape your perceptions, emotions, and motivation. Here, Dr. William Dodson explains how to recognize and manage ADHD’s true defining features.
Most people, clinicians included, have only a vague understanding of what ADHD means. They assume it equates to hyperactivity and poor focus, mostly in children. They are wrong.
I have a brain difference, and I’m not ashamed. I’d rather be known for what I actually am — as the woman with ADHD, fidget spinner and all — than as the dumb blonde of my childhood.
When you think the people around you are judging, dissing, or rejecting you, these 8 tips will help you deal with those negative feelings and fend off you inner critic.