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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 [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:49+00:00 March 17th, 2017|C8Schools|Comments Off on Pay Attention: Improving Student Focus and Attention in the K-12 Classroom

Kids with ADHD May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle Changes

A new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders reveals that youngsters with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors as compared to youth groups that do not have ADHD, suggesting that they may benefit from improving those lifestyle choices. This could include increasing water consumption and [...]

By | 2016-07-19T15:52:43+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Behavior, Parenting|Comments Off on Kids with ADHD May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Students with ADHD in the UK Get Break Time During Standardized Testing

The educational system in the United Kingdom allows students diagnosed with ADHD extra breaks and additional time during standardized testing and exams – known as “Access Arrangements” – and it’s important to look at why this is a vital factor when testing performance of these children, as some of the [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:50+00:00 July 13th, 2016|ADHD in The Classroom|Comments Off on Students with ADHD in the UK Get Break Time During Standardized Testing

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 full [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:50+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 eye alignment [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:50+00:00 June 20th, 2016|C8Kids, News|Comments Off on Kids with Vision Problems at Higher Risk for ADHD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: When it’s Not Just ADHD

As adults, we’ve all experienced moments that allowed us to see the defiant side of children – the so-called “terrible twos” and early teen years being amongst some of the most difficult times to navigate. They may express this defiance by talking back, disobeying or arguing with their parents, teachers [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:50+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Behavior|Comments Off on Oppositional Defiant Disorder: When it’s Not Just ADHD

When Learning Disabilities in Children Hide Behind ADHD Symptoms

There are some instances when the signs and symptoms of learning disabilities are often mistaken for ADHD in children. As educators and administrators, there are behaviors and symptoms you should be aware to look for in students that have been diagnosed with ADHD. As such, we are going to be [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:50+00:00 April 19th, 2016|ADHD in The Classroom|Comments Off on When Learning Disabilities in Children Hide Behind ADHD Symptoms

Fidgeting and ADHD: How Movement Aids Learning

In recent ADHD news, Florida State University has conducted research on the act of fidgeting in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its positive effect on working memory. Among the FSU staff involved in the research was Michael Kofler, an assistant professor of psychology at the school and founder [...]

By | 2018-05-07T23:53:50+00:00 March 29th, 2016|ADHD in The Classroom|Comments Off on Fidgeting and ADHD: How Movement Aids Learning

ADHD and Lying: Teaching Your Child to Tell the Truth

Here, we will discuss the impulse issues that children with ADHD face which can result in more misbehavior and additional bouts of lying. To begin with, it should be understood that lying definitely frustrates many parents; it is indeed very aggravating to learn that one’s son or daughter isn’t telling [...]

By | 2016-03-29T16:01:28+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Behavior, Parenting|Comments Off on ADHD and Lying: Teaching Your Child to Tell the Truth

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: “Inattentive [...]

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