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Alternative Treatment for ADHD: Should I change my diet?

imageWhen considering alternative treatment for ADHD, many people ask whether or not dietary changes make a difference. Are there certain foods that should be avoided? Should you be taking certain supplements?

The short answer to this: there’s not enough evidence to support a “special diet” for ADHD; for most individuals, treatment by dietary methods alone will not significantly impact signs and symptoms of ADHD.

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Support for Parents of ADHD Children

image Support for parents of ADHD children is often overlooked and hard to come by.

When a child has an ADHD diagnosis, the focus tends to be on the child. This is perfectly understandable and appropriate. That being said, we can’t ignore the fact that parents are huge supporting players in managing the impact of their child’s signs and symptoms...

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ADHD Coaching: How to get the most out of treatment

Does ADHD coaching really work? This is a question that we often hear, and the short answer is yes.

Based on anecdotal evidence, Springboard Clinic has had the privilege of witnessing the benefits of ADHD coaching with a huge variety of clients over the years. Based on more concrete evidence, we’ve also showed you why the coaching model works.

But, as with anything in life, there’s more to it than that...

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What is ADHD coaching?


We often refer to ADHD coaching on our blog, but we sometimes forget that not everybody knows what we’re talking about. So what is ADHD coaching, really?

ADHD coaching is a treatment intervention that focuses on helping you better understand the role that ADHD plays in your life. Using an ADHD lens, the idea is to help you learn about symptoms and impairments, and understand how they may be affecting you. From there, your ADHD coach provides the support, structure, and accountability to help you define goals and move forward.

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How do I talk to my child about ADHD Medication?

Talking about ADHD medication with a child is a common concern that we hear from parents. How should I approach the topic? How much information is too much? Not enough? Do I even tell them?

The short answer: The more your child knows about why they need ADHD medication and how it will help them, the better. This will help your child feel empowered and part of the process, which will help with co-operation, and will help them better articulate any potential side effects...

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