OT Strategies for ADHD: Calming Jars

In honour of Occupational Therapy (OT) month this month, we asked our resident OT expert Meghan Badun for a fun activity for children with ADHD who may need help calming down during stressful situations. Using her expertise with sensory issues and keeping in mind how many individuals with attention issues do well with ‘hands on’...

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Parents of ADHD teens: Watch this video about the teenage brain

If you’re a parent of an ADHD teen (or any teen for that matter), check out the video below about the teenage brain.

Presented by psychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel - a psychiatrist, author, and expert in interpersonal neurobiology - the video gives amazing insight into the changes in the structure of the brain that occur during adolescence. The teenage years are more than just a period of immaturity, it is a necessary period of development in helping prepare teens to get ready to leave home. 

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Parenting ADHD Children: The Whole-Brain Child

What is the Whole-Brain Child?

This is a concept introduced in a fascinating book called ‘The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind,’ written by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson.

The Message: Children’s brains are different from ours. For one...

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