Team Sports Preferred by Kids with ADHD

Research shows that kids with ADHD are more likely to participate in team sports than in individual sports. According to a UPI article, the findings surprised the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center study team. Speaking for the group, Dr.… Read the rest

ADHD: New Name; New Approach

The name Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) makes many practitioners and researchers uncomfortable, including world-renowned ADHD authorities, Drs. Edward Hallowell and John J. Ratey. Both doctors have the condition and agree that the “D” for Deficit is inaccurate and insulting.… Read the rest

Is This Behavior Related to ADHD or OCD?

The OCD spectrum includes a number of related disorders, including hoarding, specific body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), Tourette’s Syndrome (impulsive vocal utterances or motor tics); and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD, obsessive preoccupations with perceived flaws in body image leading to repetitive… Read the rest

Organization 101: Start with the Backpack

By Daniel Franklin, Ph.D. Getting and staying organized requires a broad range of executive functioning skills, time, and energy that your child may not have. Routinely engaging in organizational tasks with you, your child will become familiar and comfortable with… Read the rest

Is It ADHD, OCD, or Both?

Most people think of ADHD and OCD as polar opposites on a spectrum. Typically, kids with ADHD are impulsive, spontaneous, disorganized, easily distracted, and oblivious to social cues. Those with OCD are overly cautious, focused and attentive planners who think… Read the rest