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Are ADHD and ADD the Same Thing?

Boy Wondering if ADHD and ADD are the Same Thing?

ADHD and ADD have become part of our everyday language, but there was a time when people with attention disorders went undiagnosed and underserved. Once known as hyperkinetic impulse disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) became an official diagnosis in the 1960s. The terms ADHD and ADD are often used interchangeably, but are they actually … Read more

Autism FAQs: Diagnosis and Autism Treatment

Woman Counselor with boy for Autism Diagnosis and Autism Treatment

In our autism FAQs series, we’ve already discussed Autism Causes and Symptoms. Now we’re going to look at how autism is diagnosed, how to treat autism, and how to cure autism (if applicable). CNLD Testing & Therapy provides comprehensive autism testing and autism treatment. We work with adolescents, teens and adults, as well as families … Read more

Autism FAQs: Autism Symptoms and Causes

Woman Counselor with boy testing Autism Symptoms and Causes

Autism didn’t become an official diagnosis until the 1980’s, and researchers are still trying to demystify the condition 30 years later. There have been many advancements in the way autism is diagnosed, treated and managed, and we now have a much better understanding than we did decades ago. Check out these autism FAQs, including symptoms, … Read more

Assistive Technology in Ann Arbor: Nuts and Bolts for Students and Adults

AT & UDL: Nuts and Bolts for Students and Adults Community Talk with Jamie Martin AT Consultant Center for Neuropsychology, Learning & Development Ann Arbor Assistive technology (AT) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) have become essential elements in the education of students with learning disabilities and ADHD. They are equally important for adults in … Read more

UNPLUGGED, VOL. II: Board Games to Combat Winter Boredom

Laura Hatton, MS, LLP When the weather outside becomes frightful, there’s no better way to beat the winter doldrums than with an engaging board game. This post will discuss a great family/party game: CONCEPT by Asmodee. The basic idea behind CONCEPT is that you take turns placing different markers on a board filled with dozens … Read more

ADHD in Ann Arbor: Support Group Resources

SUPPORT GROUP RESOURCES The Ann Arbor area is a “therapy rich” community with many resources available for individuals with disabilities, families and professionals. As described on our page regarding ADHD, a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation can assist in sculpting an appropriate intervention plan. Once this plan is in place, support group resources may be recommended as … Read more

Learning Disabilities (LD) in Ann Arbor: Support Group Resources

SUPPORT GROUP RESOURCES An important aspect of any intervention program is receiving support from other individuals who are dealing with the same issues in order to share information about experiences and ideas regarding education and resources. The guidance provided by a support group can make the journey easier for you and/or your child. The Ann … Read more

UNPLUGGED, Vol. I: Unplug, Sit Down & Play a Board Game

Laura Hatton, MS, LLP It’s hard not to feel at least a little disconnected from others at times in our high-tech, digitally enmeshed culture. The iPhone and iPad, in their very names, stress the importance of “I” before “WE” and impact how we see the world. We are constantly looking down when we communicate, our … Read more

Assistive Technology (AT) for ADHD & LD in Ann Arbor

Assistive technology (AT) refers to any item, piece of equipment or product that is used to increase, maintain or improve the ability of individuals to perform specific tasks. AT products range from very low tech (e.g., colored highlighters) to high-tech (e.g., iPads). AT can help individuals with learning disorders and ADHD leverage their strengths and … Read more