The Role of Impulsivity in ADD

What does impulsivity look like? When it happens once in a while, it can look like every day kid behaviour. When it happens a lot, though, it looks like what it actually is: trouble with self-control. Impulsivity doesn’t appear the same way in every child. And the behaviours can change as kids get older. When […]

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ADHD and Your Child [Infographic]

Anel AnnandaleAnel Annandale is a prominent Educational Psychologist with a passion for early childhood development and a special interest in neuropsychology. She is experienced in the field and has established herself as an expert, often appearing on television shows such as Exspresso. She is also available as a guest speaker at relevant events and functions. […]

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How Girls and Boys with ADD May Differ

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common conditions diagnosed in children. It’s a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes various hyperactive and disruptive behaviours. Symptoms of ADHD often include difficulty focusing, sitting still, and staying organized. Many children show signs of this disorder before age 7, but some remain undiagnosed until adulthood. There […]

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Your child daydreams a lot at school and is easily distracted when he’s doing homework or chores. Maybe he fidgets constantly. You might wonder if he has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Or is it attention deficit disorder (ADD)? Is there a difference? Many people use the terms to mean the same thing — and that’s sometimes […]

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What is ADD?

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a complex condition with two distinct presentations. ADD is the term commonly used to describe symptoms of inattention, distractibility, and poor working memory. ADHD is the term used to describe additional symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity. Both are included in the medical diagnosis of ADHD. The exact cause of ADHD […]

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