People with ADHD have different brains than non-ADHD brains. No kidding! It has a smaller brain volume. There’s a different structure, function, and chemistry. What else? The smaller volume of ADHD brains impacts emotional processing. This impacts behavioral control and executive functioning. What does this mean for “our kids” with ADHD? Act on impulse. Get […]
Difficulty interpreting social cues? Preoccupations with certain topics? Difficulty relating emotions? They’re symptoms of teens and adults with Autism (ASD). An innovative solution is journaling. US Autism rates have increased by 10% in 2020. This is due, in large part, to the fact that it can be diagnosed as early as 24 months of age. […]
People with ADHD are notorious for impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness. Other characteristics make it even less tolerable. One solution is mindfulness. Mindfulness is all the rage. What is it? It’s a technique that focuses on your awareness of the present moment. It calmly acknowledges feelings and thoughts. It hones self-control and maintains self-regulation. Mindfulness can […]
Off the presses: ADHD does not manifest in the same way for boys and girls. Keep your eyes open when trying to diagnose girls for ADHD. Display greater academic impact. Lower levels of hyperactivity. Less peer aggressive than boys.
“Mindfulness” is all the rage, but it’s really just yoga. It seeks to harmonize mind, body, and spirit. Take a few minutes…experience the impact for hours. Warrior pose: Strengthens arms, thighs, and back. Stretches his flexors and abdomen. Improves balance and concentration.