What is Involved in Getting an Evaluation for ADHD and Learning Disabilities?

Now that the school year is in full swing, I am often asked by parents if they should seek an evaluation for their child to address concerns that either they have or that someone at their child’s school has raised. I have asked a licensed psychologist, Dr. Cynthia Johnson, if she could answer a few questions to help parents determine when, where, and how to go about having their child evaluated. If a parent tells you that his or her … Read more

How can Occupational Therapy Help My Child with ADHD?

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy can be a great addition to your child’s treatment team for managing the symptoms of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Like other disciplines that may be involved in your child’s care, an occupational therapists’ goal is to empower children with ADHD and teach them the skills they need to be confident, independent and succeed in life. Whether in your child’s school as part as a service provided weekly, as an occasional … Read more

The Parenting Bicycle: How bumpy is your ride?

As a parent, there are many different roles you play in your children’s lives.  And if you are parenting a child who as attentional, behavioral, or learning challenges you need to know more, do more, and worry more.  Paying attention to all the different aspects of treatment and having the proper knowledge and support is vital in helping you and your child succeed and thrive! The Parenting Wheel of Life is a straightforward and easy to use tool to help … Read more

ADHD Treatment Options

ADHD Is Absolutely Treatable

Russell Barkley, recognized authority on ADHD, gave a powerful keynote presentation at the November 2018 International Conference on ADHD titled Advances in Understanding the Symptoms of ADHD.  He outlined the numerous and potential serious impairments that ADHD can have on major life activities. When not properly treated and managed, people with ADHD do not learn to regulate their moods, impulses, and actions.  This makes them more susceptible to health issues (not properly managing weight, exercise, alcohol, drugs), anxiety, depression, risky behaviors, … Read more