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

15 Tips To Start the School Year Strong

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Many students with LD, ADHD, and NLD become increasingly nervous as back-to-school approaches and even during the first couple of weeks. They may have had negative experiences before with classes or peers leading them to experience… Read the rest

ADHD: Teen Boys & Self-Control

Your teenage son with ADHD is hyper-focused on a task. On the tip of his tongue is the answer to a question he’s been pondering. Just then, his sister asks for a pencil, breaking his concentration. Feeling he’ll never have… Read the rest

Managing Strong Emotions in Kids

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with an emotion that it felt all-consuming? If so, you know that when emotions take the reins, it’s impossible to focus on the situation at hand, process logical reasoning, and problem-solve. The crippling impact… Read the rest

COVID-19: Use Psychology Tools to Cope

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D. Families everywhere are dealing with heightened stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no signs that it will lessen anytime soon as we try to navigate new and ongoing challenges. All children—but especially those with learning… Read the rest