How to Help Your Child with ADHD Thrive This Summer

July 11th, 2018|ADHD & ADD|

If you’re caring for children with ADHD over the summer, you might be wondering how to help them flourish, especially when faced with the free time that comes along with school breaks. Here are some tips from the pediatricians at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic to help your child with ADHD thrive this summer:

The ADHD Brain is Different – Here’s How

June 6th, 2018|ADHD & ADD|

While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been considered a behavioral disorder, a new study published in The Lancet suggests that it should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one. In the largest-ever brain imaging study on ADHD, scientists determined through MRI scans of more than 3,200 people, that the ADHD brain structure is different than the brain structure of those without ADHD.

Signs Your Teen Is Abusing Adderall

November 21st, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

For teens who have been diagnosed with ADHD, Adderall provides the stimulation needed to help them stay focused, achieve academic success, and regulate their behavior. But like any prescription drug, Adderall can be misused. Today we’ll discuss how Adderall can be abused, as well as the signs to look for if you think your child might [...]

Should Fidget Spinners Be Banned in Schools?

August 28th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

The popularity of fidget spinners has skyrocketed over the last few months and many schools have made the decision to ban them for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. In this blog, we’ll discuss, what fidget spinners are, if they can help, and what to do if they’ve been banned at your child’s school. What are fidget [...]

Helping a Child Cope with the Stigma of ADHD

June 30th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

The stigma that children with ADHD face daily for not quite fitting into the standards of learning is often much worse than coping with the symptoms of ADHD. Children with ADHD are often seen as difficult kids who won’t sit still or do what they are told. They often internalize their parents and teachers’ frustrations and [...]

The Best After-School Activities for ADHD Children

March 7th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

Children with ADHD benefit immensely from after-school activities that burn extra energy, challenge the mind, stretch the limits of creativity, and boost confidence by developing new skills and friendships. As we previously mentioned in our blog about the best sports activities for a child with ADHD, athletic clubs and teams are a wonderful choice for children [...]

New Study Seeks To Better Understand ADHD Risk Gene

February 8th, 2017|ADHD & ADD|

Scientists and doctors have long understood that ADHD has a genetic component, but a new study seeks to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how the ADGRL 3 risk gene works to address potential limitations in current medications and develop better medication to specifically target the affected protein. Read on to learn more about this new [...]

Should You Redshirt Your Child with ADHD?

December 29th, 2016|ADHD & ADD|

If you have a young child with ADHD, you probably worry a great deal about their future and whether their ADHD symptoms will affect their ability to be successful in school. You may also wonder whether you should redshirt, or delay, kindergarten a year to allow them time to mature and develop better impulse control. We sat down with Dr. Steinberg, a pediatrician [...]

How to Help Teens with ADHD Focus on Homework

April 15th, 2016|ADHD & ADD|

Homework time can be a struggle for any teenager, but it is often especially challenging for students with ADHD. Fortunately, there are many ways to make homework time more manageable for children with ADHD and their parents. If your child is taking medication to help him with focus and concentration, you obviously want to have him [...]