Checkup Newsroom (ADHD)

2019
July
18,
2019
| 06:12 PM America/Chicago
Believe it or not, summer’s almost over and the new school year will begin before you know it. Are you ready? Or are you like a certain dad I know who usually waits until the last minute? Last year, this dad forgot: To book his child's ph...
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2017
April
26,
2017
| 11:10 PM America/Chicago
“Just sit down and be still” might be the worst piece of advice a person could give a child with ADHD. Studies have shown that activity and movement can be very beneficial to children with ADHD and can aid in their ability to pay attention and lea...
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2016
September
26,
2016
| 04:46 PM America/Chicago
It’s hard for most children to sit still even for a little while. But how do you tell the difference between normal and hyperactivity? Furthermore, parents may wonder, “If my child is hyperactive, does that also mean that he or she has Attention-Defi...
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February
03,
2016
| 05:29 PM America/Chicago
I am not kidding when I say that I had a mother of a 6 month old ask me if her child was going to be ADHD, “Because he just moves all the time!” While that was an easy question to answer, I do get more difficult questions about young children with...
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2015
December
10,
2015
| 06:02 PM America/Chicago
For those of you out there who disagree with using medicine for ADHD or believe that ADHD is a made-up disease, save your comments. I am usually very open minded to people who disagree with me on various topics, but this is an issue I feel have to pr...
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December
09,
2015
| 09:59 PM America/Chicago
A little boy jumping up and down, constantly fidgeting and talking out of turn might be the picture you get in your mind when you think of a child with ADHD. New research published this week in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry may challenge that...
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September
22,
2015
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
Your child is showing signs of or has been diagnosed with ADHD. What do you do next? The first line of treatment for children with ADHD are behavioral options. I never ask (or let) a family jump first to medication if they haven't first tried some...
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August
04,
2015
| 11:21 PM America/Chicago
Video of a deputy sheriff in Covington, Ky., using handcuffs to restrain an 8-year-old boy has ignited a heated conversation nationwide. According to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday, the deputy violated the r...
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April
02,
2015
| 06:22 PM America/Chicago
What is ADHD? ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three core symptoms of ADHD: 1. Inattention 2. Impulsivity 3. Hyperactivity Inattention Inattention can present itself in many ways. Some of the mo...
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January
07,
2015
| 11:20 PM America/Chicago
The fact that her son, Tre, is still with her, leaves Jennifer Faulkner with only one conclusion: a miracle occurred to keep him alive. Now she prays for Tre’s caregivers to make her son all better. Tre, who is 9 years old, has been seen by the...
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2014
October
14,
2014
| 06:27 PM America/Chicago
Dear parent who thinks that I need to “fix” your child with medication, I know you are at your wits end. You are tired of getting the phone calls from teachers. You are scared that every time the day care calls, it could be the call saying that yo...
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August
20,
2014
| 05:04 PM America/Chicago
Every time your children score a point, gain lives, beat a level or win a prize on a video game or gadget, they arereceiving one of many frequent intermittent rewards that keep them hooked and focused. And parents wonder whytheir child is struggling ...
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June
18,
2014
| 06:35 PM America/Chicago
In the morning, they begin with stretching, but by the middle of the afternoon they are running with real-life Olympians or breathing their way across the United States – all from the comfort of their own classroom. GoNoodle is a new interactive reso...
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