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ADHD and Its Impact on Academic Performance

Did you know that the range of IQ scores for kids with ADHD is the same as kids who do not have the disorder? ADHD is not a sign of low intelligence. Why then, you might ask, is my child having such a hard time in school? Children with ADHD often have poor grades, low self-esteem, and an inability to interact appropriately with others. ADHD can make it so difficult for the child to control his behaviors that he appears to have an inability to learn. Fortunately, that is not the case. Kids with ADHD are eager learners. All they need is the key to unlocking their potential.

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By | February 25th, 2016|C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on ADHD and Its Impact on Academic Performance

Positive Reinforcement and ADHD: A Little Goes a Long Way

Everybody loves praise for a job well done, and positive reinforcement is an effective way to foster self-confidence in your child. If your child has ADHD, giving him praise and positive reinforcement is especially important. Kids who have ADHD need guidelines and boundaries. If you focus on appropriate behavior and reward your child for it, the positive behavior is likely to continue.

Positive reinforcement has many forms. Stickers, behavior charts, and happy faces on completed homework assignments are motivators to encourage a child to strive to excel in the classroom. Trips to the park or family game nights are great ways to reward appropriate behavior at home.
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By | January 28th, 2016|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Positive Reinforcement and ADHD: A Little Goes a Long Way

Could Video Games Possibly be Prescribed for ADHD Treatment?

Children with ADHD struggle in the classroom when the symptoms of their condition upset the natural order of things. Distractibility, impulsivity, and inappropriate classroom behavior are obstacles to learning for kids with ADHD. Studies have revealed that 1 in 10 children between the ages of 4 and 17 in the United States have ADHD or other learning disorders.
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By | December 23rd, 2015|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Could Video Games Possibly be Prescribed for ADHD Treatment?

Executive Function Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Executive Function Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children. The disorder is more common in boys than in girls. Symptoms often persist throughout the teenage years, and even into adulthood. Recent studies indicate that approximately 11 percent of school age children in the United States have a diagnosis of ADHD. The percentage is rising.

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By | November 16th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Executive Function Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Language Processing and ADHD in Children

If your child has ADHD, you are all too familiar with the behaviors and symptoms associated with the condition. Some children with ADHD also struggle with a wide range of language disorders, making it even more difficult to succeed in the classroom. The ability to understand and process spoken and written language is essential to the learning process. The importance of language comprehension begins in infancy and continues throughout adulthood. The child with ADHD is more likely to have a language processing disorder than peers of the same age.

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By | October 20th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Language Processing and ADHD in Children

The Social Challenges of Children with ADHD

The need for social interaction begins in infancy. When a baby stares at his mother’s face and returns her loving smile, a social exchange takes place. Humans are social creatures. We all crave the social connection with others that enriches our lives and gives us a sense of belonging. For a child with ADHD, developing and maintaining social relationships with others, especially his peers, is often difficult and frustrating. Let’s look at a few reasons why the child with ADHD cannot seem to find acceptance in social settings or make and sustain friendships. If we, as parents and teachers, understand the deficit in the social skills of children with ADHD, we will be better equipped to help them open the door to the joy of friendship.

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By | September 16th, 2015|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on The Social Challenges of Children with ADHD

A Back to School Guide for Children with ADHD

There’s an old song that says, “Summertime, and the living is easy.” If you have a child with ADHD, you know that is true. Lazy days, sleeping late, impromptu picnics, swimming and vacations are the activities we think of when we say summer. All kids love the freedom of those loosely planned days and staying up late nights. For the child with ADHD, giving up that freedom and starting back to school can be a challenge. There are ways to make the transition easier for you and your child. The beginning of the school year can be fun and exciting if you plan ahead and prepare your student to begin the school year with a positive attitude. The following simple back to school guide can help your child get off to a running start as he heads back to school this year.

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By | August 30th, 2015|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on A Back to School Guide for Children with ADHD

How to Improve the Cognitive Skills in Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD are eager learners. They thrive when they feel a sense of success and accomplishment. Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder is a common barrier to learning that has a huge impact on students as well as teachers. Whether that impact is positive or negative is dependent upon the teaching methods used to educate the child with ADHD.

Kids with ADHD are easily distracted and tend to be disruptive in the classroom environment. Teachers are often dealing with over-crowded classes, and rigid mandated schedules that make it seem impossible to develop a system of learning that will be effective for kids with ADHD and other learning disabilities.

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By | June 26th, 2015|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|1 Comment

Does Brain Training Work? The Science Behind Cognitive Software

What is all the buzz about brain training and the cognitive software that supports it? Although on-line brain training is a fairly new concept, companies that promote and sell cognitive software have captured a huge share of the marketplace. Brain training is an interesting and encouraging concept. Scientists and researchers who are developing these cognitive software programs are convinced that brain training using an on-line software system shows real promise. The games and activities contained inside the training modules are meant to enhance the neuroplasticity capabilities of the brain.

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By | May 28th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Does Brain Training Work? The Science Behind Cognitive Software

How Cognitive Flexibility Activities Help Children with ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, face special challenges in the classroom, on the playground, in social settings, and at home. A child with ADHD feels frustrated and defeated when he can’t focus long enough to complete an assignment. Activities that should be fun, like playing a simple board game, or putting a puzzle together, can become a source of irritation and anger for the ADHD child and his playmates.

ADHD can be managed, and the symptoms can be alleviated with an effective brain training program. The ACTIVATE™ program has been researched, tested, and proven effective in managing ADHD symptoms and improving the cognitive capabilities of children who participate in the program. Brain training can change the course of a child’s academic success. If a child is introduced this innovative new way of learning at an early age, he will be less likely to surrender his will to be educated.

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By | May 13th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|1 Comment