A 7-part video series delivered by Dr. Richard Steinberg of Woodburn Pediatric Clinic on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). At Woodburn Pediatrics, we offer an array of services including general pediatrics, mental health, pediatric nutrition, and more! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Teaching mindfulness to kids can have many benefits—from helping them develop healthy social skills and coping mechanisms to reducing attention problems in children with ADHD. These mindfulness activities will help you take advantage of the many benefits of meditation for kids. Mindfulness Activities for Kids # 1: Superhero Stances Mindfulness doesn’t have to be boring. In [...]
For many children, the stigma of an ADHD diagnosis can be as challenging to face as the ADHD symptoms themselves. When you add the fact that many children with ADHD struggle to match the social skills of their peers, it’s no surprise that many kids with ADHD struggle to develop strong friendships. Here are some ADHD [...]
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:
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
ADHD was first described over 200 years ago. In the past 10 – 20 years, we have been able to refine our understanding of this condition and recognize its impact on children, adolescents and adults. ADHD is common, affecting 8 – 10% of the population. It is officially designated as a condition that impacts attention, activity [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]