Cogmed: Does working memory training work?

This question seems to be popping up more and more lately. There has been a surge of recent research and publicity related to the training program, so it’s no wonder people are curious.

First of all, if your initial reaction to the above paragraph is, “what are you talking about?” here’s a quick Cogmed 101:

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Friendship coaching: An idea to improve social skills in ADHD children

Friendship coaching involves a series of skills that any parent can learn to support ADHD children who have a hard time on play dates or in social situations. While it may be more common for parents to take on the role of soccer or baseball coach for their kids, research shows that it may be effective for you to also be your child’s ‘in the moment’ coach focusing on improving social skills...

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Is ADHD medication safe for adults?

Promising news for ADHD adults: Last month we posted a blog about a study that reported that ADHD medication for children did not raise the risk of serious heart problems. Now, a separate group of scientists in the United States, commissioned by the government, have found similar results in ADHD adults...

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Is ADHD medication safe for children?

In a large-scale study, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reported that medication for the treatment of ADHD children did not raise the risk of serious heart problems.

You may or may not remember this, but a few years ago – 2006 to be exact – ADHD medication was the subject of quite a bit of controversy and concern...

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