Tools to help manage ADHD symptoms: Fidget toys

ADHD children and adults alike fidget for a reason. Movement – such as through fidgeting – essentially helps your brain focus a little bit better by stimulating the pre-frontal cortex.

Remember those students who used to get in trouble for doodling or chewing on their pen in class (or perhaps that was you?) – some of them may have actually been using this “movement” as a way to help them better focus...

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After an ADHD diagnosis: What’s my first step?

If you just got an ADHD diagnosis, the first step you need to take may not be what you want to hear. The first step is not a concrete action step or tip; no, the first step after an ADHD diagnosis is to pause and look at what you’re working with right now, in this moment. 

After an ADHD diagnosis, you may think that your “answer” has been delivered on a golden platter...

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Trouble Sleeping? Switch Off Your Electronics Earlier in the Evening

A study done by the American College of Chest Physicians in November found a link between screens (especially blue screens of TVs and computers) and a reduced production of melatonin, which regulates sleep.

People with ADHD commonly have issues falling asleep at a decent, functional hour. For some patients, this is due to an internal restlessness...

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A personal story about adult ADHD: Til Death do us Part

Finding out you have ADHD as an adult can be a difficult, albeit powerful, journey.

A member of Springboard Clinic’s community recently wrote an incredible piece about her own journey with adult ADHD that we wanted to share. This woman’s story describes her thoughts and feeling about her ADHD diagnosis as an adult...

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6 Tips for Managing Back to School with ADHD Children

Well, it’s that time of year again: Back to school. If you have children, particularly ADHD children, this can be a daunting time of year.

The shopping, the driving, the lunch making, the alarm clocks, the homework, and everything in between. With September comes old and new challenges to tackle, and as a parent with a child with ADHD, you may be feeling the pressure right now...

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