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Executive...What? These Functional Abilities Shed Light on Daily ADHD Challenges!

During the past decade, brain researchers have identified a set of abilities that help us manage our time, energy, resources, and talents: these skills are called “executive functions.” The word “executive” comes from the word “execute” or to do. 1,317 more words

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How to Read Research Articles to Choose Treatment Options for Your Child or Teen

In a previous post, Dr. Davenport suggested asking providers for research articles detailing the basis for their recommended treatment methods.  In this series of articles, he suggests what to look for as you read these articles. 217 more words

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Girls and Women with ADHD: Embracing Differences

Girls and women often demonstrate symptoms of ADHD differently than boys and men.  As a result, their needs are often not addressed in a timely and appropriate manner. 27 more words

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Event: The Many Faces of ADHD: Identifying & Addressing Needs Across the Lifespan

ADHD is one of the most researched and one of the most misunderstood challenges. Much of the confusion occurs because the symptoms of ADHD can appear different in children, teens, college students, women, and men. 107 more words

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Parenting Resilience: Overcoming Shame and Vulnerability to Help Struggling Children & Teens

As the parent of a child with ADHD, I’ve personally experienced the stares, the eye-rolls, and the smirks that covertly say, “Can’t you control your child better than that?”  I’ve heard the seemingly caring, but back-handed prayer requests for a friend’s daughter, “Oh, that poor teenage girl is pregnant…I would have thought her parents would have taught her better…please pray for her and especially pray for her family.” As I have helped families over the past 20 years, I’ve seen the look of shame come over the faces of hundreds of parents as they tell me about how their child or teen got in trouble again for getting distracted, not finishing tasks, making careless mistakes, being overly-active, or acting without thinking. 1,990 more words

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Planner Alternatives for Students and Adults

Over the years Dr. Davenport has known many students and adults who struggle to use a standard store-bought or school-provided planner. Using a combination of the following tools, these adults and students are now experiencing success. 99 more words

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Executive...What? These Skills Shed Light on Daily ADHD Challenges! (Revised)

During the past decade, brain researchers have identified a set of abilities that help us manage our time, energy, resources, and talents: these skills are called executive functions (EF).  882 more words

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