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Training the Brain with Neurofeedback? Hogwash!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Train the Brain As I was sitting in my office one fine November morning minding my own business, along comes a radio program on NPR that just about flipped me on the floor flat on my back!  It was about a mother and her son, who had gone through a program of “neurofeedback” ( aka, biofeedback ) as a treatment for her son’s ADHD.  I say “phooey!”   What is Neurofeedback, anyways? Go ahead, ... Read More »

Time Management Is a Family Affair

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

A Family Affair I once worked with a family whose 11-year old boy hated doing homework …This particular boy had ADHD and was on medication. I helped him plan for and track his assignments.  In spite of this help, he continued to perform poorly. Slowly, I discovered that both parents do a fair amount of traveling, have a number of social engagements every week and did little if any supervision of his homework time.  Once ... Read More »

You CAN Organize After-school Time!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

After-School Homework  This is one activity that your kids can rightfully blame you for either teaching (or not teaching) them.  It depends on you – the parent, guardian, dorm counselor, parole officer, whatever.  It also starts with you becoming organized in your own life. You CAN teach kids “organizational skills.”  When we teach our kids how to organize themselves, their possessions, and their schedules, there is generally less ... Read More »

7 Behavior Modification Mistakes to Avoid

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

  Behavior Modification Therapy (BMT) is a method of doing therapy that involves systematic rewarding of specific behavior in order to increase the behavior and reduce undesirable behaviors.  Of all the therapies designed to address the core symptoms of ADHD, BMT has been proven to be the most effective. You can read more about Behavior Modification in my blog post:  Treating ADHD without medicine. “What we ... Read More »

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