Summer is often thought as the time to relax — “freedom” from school and jam-packed after-school schedules. But for some kids, especially those with ADHD, autism, and other special needs who crave structure, that very freedom and the slower summer pace can be unnerving. Here are five tips to help you structure your summer days:
ADHD is not the same for everyone. Every child’s case is unique, and shows different combinations of symptoms. The most common include: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (the tendency to react quickly without thinking). While we know that these characteristics are most common in children with ADHD, these symptoms often appear differently in each child. Here
We know that a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables and whole grains gets an A+ for children’s health. Can it also be beneficial for ADHD symptoms? While the research isn’t clear, and changes in diet may or may not improve symptoms of ADHD in all children, simple modifications will provide a foundation for health. And
Heading back to school is usually an exciting time for kids. There’s the anticipation of meeting new teachers and seeing old friends. But for some kids suffering from ADHD, back-to-school time can be quite the opposite. They may feel anxious about starting a new grade or keeping up with homework assignments and tests. Here are
Kids diagnosed with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, may take longer to get a good night sleep, says a recent study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Sleep Research. While the results are not surprising, what the study does not confirm is whether or not the existing sleeping problems are contributing to ADHD or vice versa.