Book Review: ‘Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults’

In part two of our fall book review, we are introducing a book called ‘Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults,’ by Lynn Weiss PhD, a leading expert in ADHD. While admittedly not the the most interesting title in the world, this book stands out to us because of the encouraging, alternate view of ADHD it emphasizes – a perspective Lynn Weiss has advocated for years. Lynn begins the book with a list of twenty-nine positive attributes of ADHD and, having been diagnosed herself, her personal story of struggle...

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Book Review: ‘Spark The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain’

Now that September is here, we here at Springboard Clinic have caught the back-to-school vibe – everything is quickly getting back on schedule, we’re reorganizing our offices, and most importantly, we’ve been catching up on our reading. With all the new books out there, it got us thinking: we’ve all read so many great ADHD books over the years, why not do some book reviews for you?...

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Career Advice from ADHD Executives

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Is an ADHD diagnosis getting you down? Are you feeling like you’re never going to get anywhere in your career with all the limitations that seem to be piling up? Yes, ADHD can be frustrating. It can be discouraging. It can be a downright pain in the you-know-what. Yes, ADHD may feel limiting at times, but it doesn’t have to actually be limiting...

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Stability Balls in the Classroom

We here at Springboard often talk up the use of stability balls as a way to help engage attention and improve productivity while sitting at a desk or in a classroom. What you might not know is that this is a strategy we didn’t pull out of thin air – there has been quite promising research published in recent years demonstrating the benefits of movement and using stability balls to help with focus...

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Michael Phelps has mastered the psychology of speed

In honour of the Olympic Games, click here for an interesting article about Michael Phelps and the mental advantage he seems to have over his competitors.

Essentially, the article argues that Michael thrives on the energy surges and adrenaline produced from high-pressure situations – like the Olympics – where his concentration and athletic abilities are actually enhanced with the stress...

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