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
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) 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
I have been using Notability for the past six months to take notes at conferences and jot down thoughts and ideas I want to remember while reading. As I’ve gotten more familiar with the app, I’ve wished it had been around when I was in school. This app would have limited the number of materials … Read more
There are many different types of coaches who help individuals improve technique and skills to meet the demands of a specific activity (e.g., sports, dance, voice and workplace). The concept of coaching for ADHD originally was described by Hallowell and Ratey in their book, Driven to Distraction (1994, revised 2011) who emphasize that individuals with … Read more
Have you ever asked yourself, “What is IQ?” Historically, IQ (intelligence quotient) was defined as a score or number that is calculated by dividing your mental age by your chronological age and multiplying it by 100. If that did not clarify things or you felt that was a not satisfactory answer to my original question, … Read more
You see a stranger stub her toe and you immediately flinch in sympathy, or you notice a friend wrinkle up his face in disgust while tasting some food and suddenly
Every thought and action is controlled by the brain — the body’s most complex organ. The brain is divided into functional units with particular tasks, like processing visual information
In the brain, nerve cells never work alone. In a neural circuit, the activity of one cell directly influences many others.
GOOD NEWS! Testing in our clinic involved no blood draws, scans of any kind or shots.