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“Do I Have an Executive Function Deficit?”

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 17, 2017
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Executive functions refer to the cognitive and mental abilities that help people get things done. They direct actions, control behavior, and motivate us to achieve our goals and prepare for future events. When a person’s executive functions fail, he has trouble analyzing, planning, organizing, scheduling, and completing tasks. People with an executive function deficit commonly … Continue reading ““Do I Have an Executive Function Deficit?””

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Inattention, Explained

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 16, 2017
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Brain networks — the way the different regions of the brain communicate — work differently for people with ADHD. That impacts inattention, impulsivity, and emotional regulation. Inattention, a primary symptom of ADHD, may bring a shortage of focus — or an abundance. Why? In this video, learn what activates the ADHD brain’s “automatic attention capture system,” and why … Continue reading “Inattention, Explained”

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“My Hyperinactive Boy and His Hidden ADHD”

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 15, 2017
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By the time our oldest son turned two, we knew Isaac was hyperactive. He demonstrated all the classic signs: high energy, inattention, and impulsivity. He was the kid running around parking lots pulling the door handles on all the cars. Our youngest son, Jayden, is nothing like this. Jayden is (and always has been) one … Continue reading ““My Hyperinactive Boy and His Hidden ADHD””

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New Theory: Chronic Sleep Disturbances May Trigger ADHD Symptoms, Not Vice Versa

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 14, 2017
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September 14, 2017 A new theory hypothesizes that ADHD symptoms may be caused by a lack of regular circadian sleep, positing that attention and sleep troubles may be “two sides of the same physiological and mental coin” — not just two sometimes-overlapping conditions. The theory was presented by Professor Sandra Kooij at the 30th European … Continue reading “New Theory: Chronic Sleep Disturbances May Trigger ADHD Symptoms, Not Vice Versa”

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“My Teen Becomes a Young Adult Right Before My Eyes”

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 14, 2017
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It was Lee’s first day of school, senior year.  I’d dropped her off and just arrived home when the first three texts came in. “Mom.” “Disaster.” “They gave me Peters for math again!” Over my dead body, I said to myself. How many anxiety attacks had Lee suffered sophomore year trying to keep up with … Continue reading ““My Teen Becomes a Young Adult Right Before My Eyes””

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Sample Letter to the Department of Education Regarding the “Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on ADHD”

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 13, 2017
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The “Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on ADHD” secures and standardizes key educational rights for students with ADHD. President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, however, has targeted this guidance for elimination. The U.S. Department of Education is accepting comments from the public on this proposed rule through September 20. Learn how to submit your comment … Continue reading “Sample Letter to the Department of Education Regarding the “Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on ADHD””

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“We Have Come So Far, and I’m So Proud of Us”

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 13, 2017
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As my son’s 10th birthday nears, it’s hard to not reflect on each moment that shaped our ADHD journey, marked by tears and smiles. We have come so far, and I’m proud of us. There was a lot that I didn’t understand or realize in the early stages of my son’s development. If I had, … Continue reading ““We Have Come So Far, and I’m So Proud of Us””

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Call to Action: Department of Education May Eliminate Critical ADHD Guidelines

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 12, 2017
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September 12, 2017 The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) may soon eliminate a critical resource that works to secure and standardize the rights of students with ADHD, according to the national non-profit organization CHADD. Now, CHADD’s Public Policy Committee is encouraging Americans to petition the DOE to maintain the 14-month-old protection — formally called the … Continue reading “Call to Action: Department of Education May Eliminate Critical ADHD Guidelines”

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How ADHD Contributes to Obesity in Children

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 12, 2017
  • 200 Comments

Children with ADHD are energetic, playful, highly engaged, and… did we mention energetic? That’s the stereotype, anyway. But the reality is that ADHD (particularly the inattentive type) does not automatically bring with it calorie-burning energy and a sleek physique. Its symptoms may actually trigger and exacerbate serious weight problems. Psychologist John Fleming, Ph.D., of the Nutritional … Continue reading “How ADHD Contributes to Obesity in Children”

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Weekly Question!

  • Julie Warshaw
  • September 11, 2017
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How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE

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