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Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

We’ve all seen the typical elementary classroom, whether in real life or on television– with the aloof student squirming and struggling to pay attention while most of the class attentively answers questions and discusses the topic at hand. This is […]

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 March 17th, 2017|C8Schools|Comments Off on Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

ADHD Treatment: CDC Recommends Therapy Before Drugs

Government health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging medical providers to refer parents of preschoolers who exhibit symptoms of ADHD to therapy sessions, rather than turning first to medication. Taking a closer look at the CDC’s viewpoint and discussing the benefits of a

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 July 8th, 2016|C8Parents, News|Comments Off on ADHD Treatment: CDC Recommends Therapy Before Drugs

Kids with Vision Problems at Higher Risk for ADHD

The American Academy of Optometry recently published a study on their findings from the CDC’s national survey of children’s health. What its members found was that children with vision problems were two times more likely to develop ADHD. Examples of these types of vision problems included disorders of […]

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 June 20th, 2016|C8Kids, News|Comments Off on Kids with Vision Problems at Higher Risk for ADHD

The Three Types of ADHD

While it still appears from time to time in some clinical administrative paperwork and other such documents, the term “ADD” (Attention Deficit Disorder) is actually no longer used. In the wake of this, professional psychologists have broken ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) into three classifications, or types of ADHD: […]

By | 2016-03-29T13:10:08+00:00 March 29th, 2016|C8Kids, C8Parents|1 Comment

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 […]

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 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 […]

By | 2016-01-28T15:01:22+00:00 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 […]

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 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 […]

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 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 […]

By | 2017-10-03T14:23:37+00:00 October 20th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Language Processing and ADHD in Children