Social Deficits with ADHD

A lot of people are surprised to learn that social deficits and relationship problems are common for kids and adults with ADHD. At its core, ADHD is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and difficulties with impulse control, all of which can negatively impact social interactions. Let’s look at these areas and how they can impact social relationships: Inattention: When we talk with others, we expect them to listen and understand us. For people who struggle with [...]

By |2020-05-02T14:00:08+00:00May 2nd, 2020|

Stress & The Body

We have long suspected the relationship between the mind and body, with research confirming this link over the past several decades. Stress, in particular, has a significant impact on the body, as well as brain functioning. When the body is under significant and prolonged stress, the hormone cortisol is released, which can lead to inflammation and a strain on the immune system. Multiple other body systems can be impacted by stress (either acute or chronic), [...]

By |2020-04-16T14:08:10+00:00April 16th, 2020|

New Research on Brain Differences

It is estimated that approximately 14-30% of children and adolescents throughout the world have a learning difference that is severe enough to warrant academic or cognitive support. For years, researchers have been trying to pinpoint the precise areas in the brain that correlated to these disorders. Collectively, research has identified numerous and different areas of the brain believed to play a role in learning or behavioral disorders. For example, when examining the brains of children [...]

By |2020-04-02T13:33:55+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

Adults with Learning Disorders

Most people thinking of learning disorders and testing as something that happens in childhood. While it is true that most learning issues are identified during that time, it is not uncommon for a diagnosis to be missed. This is particularly true for highly intelligent individuals and/or those who have learned creative ways of working around their learning differences. A lot of times, people don’t realize that the way their brain works is different than others [...]

By |2020-03-12T14:15:54+00:00March 12th, 2020|

Kids Need Sleep

Sleep is one of the most critical aspects of our health, and we spend approximately one-third of our lives doing it. This is a time where our bodies heal, and our brain reserves are restored. Sleep is especially important for children and teens, where sleep impacts development, academic functioning, and mental and physical health. Sleep difficulties are not uncommon for young people and should be addressed with their pediatricians. The American Academy of Pediatrics has [...]

By |2020-02-20T14:29:32+00:00February 20th, 2020|