ADHD & Memory Articles

The power of motivation

Why do people with ADHD procrastinate? Why can’t they get themselves going? The answer lies in one word: motivation. What is motivation and how can you motivate yourself or others when needed? Find answers in this article >> The Power of Motivation

How not to negotiate with your ADHD child

Do you find yourself fighting with your child and negotiating with him about every little thing you ask him to do? Not anymore! ADHD children need firm boundaries. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself with a child who always gets what he wants and never does what you ask of him without a fight. Although it may be difficult at first, make the effort to learn and apply the rules in this article >> How Not to Negotiate with your ADHD child

What do teachers know about ADHD?

Many teachers haven’t received the proper guidance to help ADHD children succeed. So, If you have an ADHD child, try to meet your child’s teacher before the school year starts to explain about your child’s difficulties. What exactly do you need to say? read here: >> What do teachers know about ADHD?

Preparing for school during summer

Although summer vacation is all about fun and forgetting that school ever existed, the next school year is right around the corner, weather your child likes it or not.
One of the best things you can for your child during summer is to get him ready so that he starts the next school year focused and confident. Learn how by reading this article >> Preparing for school during summer

Surviving summer vacation with your ADHD child

Are you dreading summer vacation? Worrying about how to occupy the kids and avoid the desperate call: “Mom!!! I’m bored!!!”?
ADHD kids get bored very fast and are constantly looking for exciting things to do.  When vacation starts they feel that they can let go completely. This may sound tempting, but it’s probably not such a good idea. Here are a few tips to help you survive summer vacation with your ADHD child. For the full article >> Survivng summer vacation with your ADHD child

Getting your ADHD child to talk

You probably know the frustrating feeling of trying to have a conversation with your ADHD child and failing to get proper responses from him. If you do, you’re not alone!
ADHD children often have difficulties with verbal communication and find it hard to hold proper conversations. Find out why and what you can do about it in this article >> Getting your ADHD child to talk.

The effect of ADHD on your child’s relationships

We know that ADHD interferes with academic success and afterschool activities, but we don’t always consider how it affects relationships with friends and family.
Read about how ADHD symptoms can generate friction and anger between family members, and what you can do to help >> The effect of ADHD on your child’s relationships

Choosing the right ADHD treatment

Choosing the right treatment for ADHD can be overwhelming for parents. We’d like to offer some strategic advice: first and foremost, consider the difference between primary and secondary symptoms. This can help you understand your child’s treatment needs more clearly, and help you to choose the right treatment! Read the full article >> Choosing the right ADHD treatment

Attention disorders and relationships

Adult ADHD can affect all areas of our life – but nothing is quite so painful as difficulties in our relationships. Understanding how impulsivity, forgetfulness and difficulty organizing can affect others is the basis for strengthening trust – and to succeed, despite ADHD >> Attention Disorders and Relationships

ADHD and making new friends

Friends, they are so important. Children with ADHD often have difficulty creating friendships. There are practical ways in which you can help your child in make friends, using proven methods and rules. Help your child acquire social skills and equip him with helpful tools and strategies >> ADHD and Making New Friends

ADHD and dieting

Having trouble keeping to your diet? You may be able to blame your ADHD. Learn about what aspects of ADHD keep you from getting in shape and about what you can do about it!
>> ADHD and Dieting

Adult ADHD and relationships

It easy to see how some of the main symptoms of ADHD – such as impulsivity, inattentiveness and lack of focus and patience – can affect relationships. Learn to recognize your strong and weak points and create stronger and happier relationships! >> Adult ADHD and Relationships

Ritalin – for or against?

There are strong reasons and evidence supporting opinions both for and against Ritalin. We will provide an overview of these here, including a table summarizing the pros and cons – You decide! >> Ritalin – For or Against?

ADHD and summertime learning

Summertime is a great opportunity to keep children with ADHD challenged and engaged. Use non-school activities creatively to keep your kids utilizing their attention, focus and executive functions – and set them up for success in the upcoming school year! >> ADHD and Summertime Learning

Diagnosing ADHD in boys vs. girls

Growing numbers of ADHD diagnoses is raising many questions about how to accurately recognize and assess attention disorders. An important issue in recent research and treatment is how ADHD shows itself differently between girls and boys. >> ADHD in Boys vs. Girls

What are cognitive training programs?

Cognitive training programs are sprouting up all over the world – but is there a scientific basis for these programs, and if so, who can benefit from them? >> What are Cognitive Training Programs?

Are brain games good for your ADHD child?

Have you noticed how children with ADHD become hyperfocused on a computer game? While it might seem like a good thing, this kind of addictive over-stimulation can make ADHD symptoms worse over time. Brain games, on the other hand, may be able to greatly help your ADHD child. >> Are Brain Games Good for your ADHD Child? 

Does brain fitness really work?

Brain fitness is a popular name for cognitive training that makes use of a popular metaphor comparing our brain to a muscle… While our brain is certainly not a muscle – rather a small, high-maintenance organ – it is like a muscle in that it constantly responds and adapts to our environment. But do these programs promising brain fitness really work?
>> Does Brain Fitness Really Work?

Alternative ADHD treatment: cognitive training

ADD/ADHD is considered the most common neuro-behavioral disorder in children – but the positive side is that this is a very treatable disorder. Treating ADHD requires first of all a good diagnosis, and second of all, knowing what your options are. Read more about the pros and cons of the three main approaches to alternative treatments. >> Alternative ADHD Treatment: Cognitive Training

Executive functions and ADD/ADHD

Your Executive Functions help connect between past experiences, present behavior and future planning. Executive functions enable us to perform tasks such as planning, organization, decision making, problem solving, attention to detail, remembering, time management, inhibition, self-control, and more. >> Executive Functions and ADD/ADHD

Functioning in the workplace with ADD/ADHD

Most adults with ADHD have been dealing with the disorder since childhood.  If lucky, they were diagnosed with the disorder during their school years and received treatment, most likely medication. Today, many ADHD adults are looking for natural ways to manage their symptoms.
>> Functioning in the Workplace with ADD/ADHD

Alternative treatments worth your time

So far, there is no cure for ADD/ADHD – your child will probably cope with it throughout his lifetime. However, parents who are willing to work with their child to find what works best for him have many opportunities to help their child succeed. Let’s consider some of the better alternative ADHD treatments… >> Alternative Treatments Worth Your Time

Brain wave activity and ADD/ADHD

The ability to produce the right states of brain activity – especially focus and attention – is critical to a variety of cognitive tasks. The ability to shift from one state to another when required also offers tremendous mental flexibility, which results in enhanced performance in every area of life. >> Brain Wave Activity and ADD/ADHD

Trending toward ADHD behavioral treatments

Medication has long been the chosen treatment for ADHD. Children diagnosed with this disorder are put on medication so that they can function in school and not “be a nuisance”. Lately, there has been a push to try other treatments for ADHD. Adults especially are looking for more natural ways to control and deal with their symptoms…
>> Trending Toward ADHD Behavioral Treatments

Many options for ADD/ADHD

ADHD can make living a “normal” life difficult for any child or adult. There are those in whom hyperactivity is more prevalent and others where inattentiveness is the more prominent aspect. So what does a person with ADHD do in order to live a more “normal” life? There are many ADD/ADHD treatment options available>> Many Options for ADD/ADHD

AttenGo vs. neurofeedback

Neurofeedback has shown promising results in developing sustained attention and a general increase of the important Beta1 brainwaves. AttenGo’s training is based on neuro-feedback, taking it a giant step forward by training other forms of attention: selective attention, split attention, and orienting of attention… >> AttenGo vs. Neurofeedback

Exploring the World of ADHD treatment options

Over the years, many ADHD treatment options have become available. The most widely used treatment is medication. There has been a lot of success controlling ADHD using medication, but it also has drawbacks. Consider your options! >> Exploring The World Of ADHD Treatment Options

Frontal lobes and executive functions

Studies have shown that when the pre-frontal cortex is presented with excessive amounts of slow brain waves, it goes into an idle, sleep-like mode. We sometimes feel this when we need to focus on a task but our mind keeps wandering. Learn more about how our frontal lobes are related to our daily functioning. >> Frontal Lobes and Executive Functions

Understanding & diagnosing ADD/ADHD

For the most part, ADHD treatments put the emphasis on managing the disorder. Popular treatments include medications, behavior modifications, lifestyle changes, and counseling.  But the more we learn, the more questions arise on how to properly diagnose and treat ADHD. >> Understanding & Diagnosing ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD – causes, diagnosis and solutions

What causes ADHD? According to the DSM IV (The American Psychiatric Association) the main symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity are mainly related to genetics. However, behavioral and neurological explanations are helping us understand more about this disorder and how to effectively work with it. >> ADD/ADHD – Causes, Diagnosis and Solutions

Recognizing and treating ADHD symptoms

ADHD is a serious problem that can stand between a child and scholastic success. This can cause low self-esteem and other behavioral issues. Identify ADHD symptoms early and learn how to treat them effectively. >> Recognizing and Treating ADHD Symptoms

Treating attention deficit disorder naturally 

Parents are often faced with significant challenges following an ADHD diagnosis in their search for the right treatment – particularly with regards to possible side-effects of medication. Finding the right medication for treating Attention Deficit Disorder includes a number of important considerations. >> Treating Attention Deficit Disorder Naturally

Test to see if your child has a real problem

When a child shows hyperactivity, or has problems with concentration and impulsivity, which do not lessen as he gets older, it is recommended to test him for ADHD. If you feel your child should undergo ADHD tests, there are several steps you need to take. >>Test To See if Your Child Has a Real Problem

Explore ADD natural remedies and avoid medication 

Rather than heading straight to medication for treating Attention Deficit Disorder in children, there are a number of options that parents can consider – natural remedies for ADD/ADHD. Read about some of the most commonly used techniques to improve attention and concentration – without side effects. >>Explore ADD Natural Remedies And Avoid Medication