Why does there seem to be so much family drama?

As I mentioned last time, these kids are just wired a little different. When their neurotransmitters are not firing at their optimum then, they tend to start arguments for no apparent reason. For example, a trip to school can sound something like this. “Are you ready for your test today, honey? “ “I don’t have Read more about Why does there seem to be so much family drama?[…]

Identifying Leaning Differences at One Year – Is it possible?

Neuroscience has made great in roads in understanding how the brain learns. In doing so, they have also been able to create a clearer view when it comes to learning differences entering the world of a child. These specific learning differences include ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia (difficulty with writing), dyscalculia (difficulty with math) and the related Read more about Identifying Leaning Differences at One Year – Is it possible?[…]

TED talk on Dyslexia

This is one of the best explanations for dyslexia in a long time. It is simple and to the point. If all teachers could have this understanding perhaps classrooms would be more effective for this population. I would love to hear your feedback after you take a look.

ADHD, Tests, School Conferences and oh yeah, PROCRASTINATION

It is that time of year again. Most students are studying hard as their first round of tests are coming due. Many parents are believing that this year their child will finally get it together and come out on top with the grades that they know that they can achieve. However, deep inside both parents Read more about ADHD, Tests, School Conferences and oh yeah, PROCRASTINATION[…]

Marijuana and ADHD

This is always a hot topic, but especially for the ADHD community. The facts speak for themselves. Dr. Kenny shared some great information on this subject. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Let me know what you think. “Here are some facts regarding ADHD and substance use disorders (SUD): 20-30% of Read more about Marijuana and ADHD[…]

Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders

This is really a “mixed bag” to be sure. Most parents believe that “all” teachers understand and know how to teach this population. That is why it is such a big surprise when the teachers are not measuring up to the parent’s expectations. The parent’s feel somehow betrayed when the teacher expresses to mom or Read more about Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders[…]

Dyslexia – the misconceptions and realities (part 2)

Among, the many misconceptions of dyslexia are 1.) The individual is not very smart, 2.) they will have no comprehension, 3.) they can’t spell for anything, and most importantly, 4.) they won’t be able to read and therefore won’t succeed. The actual realities concerning dyslexics are, they can 1.) See things three dimensionally. This is Read more about Dyslexia – the misconceptions and realities (part 2)[…]

Dyslexia – the misconceptions and the realities

I have worked with dyslexic individuals for years now. I, myself, am dyslexic and I always find it interesting when I hear individuals or even the public at large say, “Dyslexia, isn’t that when people mix up letters or something?” A little bit of knowledge can really be damaging. Allow me to give a broader Read more about Dyslexia – the misconceptions and the realities[…]

Living without brakes – ADHD

I am currently writing a book for the adult with ADHD. In doing some research I found a great book with the title ADHD Living Without Brakes by Martin Kutscher M.D. Here is a great explanation of executive function for both children and adults. Hope you like it. “No single part of the human brain Read more about Living without brakes – ADHD[…]

New info on Genetics/ADHD and Medications

There has been a wonderful breakthrough in the area of ADHD, genetics and medication. It is now possible for doctors to simply take a cheek squab and check the individuals DNA to determine which ADHD medication is compatible with their particular DNA. This is huge for this population. Now there is no need to wonder Read more about New info on Genetics/ADHD and Medications[…]