Fact or Fiction: Adult Onset ADHD

ADHD has historically been defined as a neurodevelopmental disorder that is present since childhood (at least since age 12, according to the current DSM-5).  Researchers are now turning their attention to the possibility of ADHD arising in adulthood in people who were...
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Accommodate or Acclimate?

Traditionally IEP and 504 plans are the means by which students with ADHD and other learning differences are able to receive accommodations.  Typically, this means sitting close to the teacher to improve focus and reduce distractions; added time on tests to compensate...
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Defining Play

OK- this is hilarious to me…. Not so much to my marketing and promotion team… I do not have a post that defines what I mean by “Play!”  Not formally anyway.  I refer to it, describe it, talk about it, and encourage it– but the working definition is only in my...
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ADHD Students: Jazz Musicians in the Classroom

I love music.  I like listening to it.  I love dancing to it.  And I really like watching live music.  I’m not a huge fan of classical concerts.  While the music is beautiful and the musicians are talented, the tracks are generally predictable.  There is relatively...
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Fact or Fiction: Adult Onset ADHD

ADHD has historically been defined as a neurodevelopmental disorder that is present since childhood (at least since age 12, according to the current DSM-5).  Researchers are now turning their attention to the possibility of ADHD arising in adulthood in people who were... read more

Accommodate or Acclimate?

Traditionally IEP and 504 plans are the means by which students with ADHD and other learning differences are able to receive accommodations.  Typically, this means sitting close to the teacher to improve focus and reduce distractions; added time on tests to compensate... read more

Defining Play

OK- this is hilarious to me…. Not so much to my marketing and promotion team… I do not have a post that defines what I mean by “Play!”  Not formally anyway.  I refer to it, describe it, talk about it, and encourage it– but the working definition is only in my... read more

ADHD Students: Jazz Musicians in the Classroom

I love music.  I like listening to it.  I love dancing to it.  And I really like watching live music.  I’m not a huge fan of classical concerts.  While the music is beautiful and the musicians are talented, the tracks are generally predictable.  There is relatively... read more

Those Effing Spinners

My son, Oliver, came home last week talking about the spinners that his friends had at school that day.  One has a purple one, the other has a batman spinner.  Cool! I thought.  I looked up spinners and found out that they are the “hot new thing” in fidget toys.  ... read more

The Upside of ADHD

Perusing through the images related to adhd in social media this morning, it struck me that a high percentage of them were negative.  Describing kids with ADHD in terms of angry acting out behavior (which is not a specific ADHD symptom); showing the glass as “half... read more

Nervana Headphones

Love music?  Do you feel good when you listen to music?  Want to feel even better?   Love running or exercise?  Ever wish you could get that runner’s high without the run? It may be possible with Nervana headphones.  The headphones pump music into your ears as normal,... read more

Making Your ADHD Monkey Mindful

Everyone has a stream of thoughts running through their mind willy-nilly.  Those of us with ADHD tend to have a faster stream and often many “tracks” of thoughts running behind the scenes at once.   Because of our long history (not back to grandpa joe, more like back... read more

They Have ADHD in France Too!!

You may have heard it before, the rate of ADHD is lower in France.  The original article on this topic was written by Marilyn Wedge- a very poorly informed psychologist who wrote an unfounded and ill-informed article that was (unfortunately) enticing to people with... read more

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