ADHD, ODD, or BOTH?

ADHD and Your Child
Is it ADHD, ODD, or BOTH?

We have received many questions from concerned parents asking: "Does my child have ADHD, ODD, or BOTH"? There is a reported link between having ADHD and developing ODD. The correlation rate for being diagnosed with ADHD and ODD is staggering, ranging between 60% and 80%. It is the most common co-existing condition associated with ADHD. People with ADHD are 11 times more likely to be diagnosed with ODD than the general population. The Centers for...

ADHD Children: Aggression Within Social Circles

What makes my sweet child so aggressive at times?

Angry Girl SM1 150x150Have you ever asked yourself, Why is my child a bully to other kids? Why am I constantly saying, Keep your hands to yourself, or, Don't hit your brother, hes not your punching bag?

According to Dr. Barkley, clinical scientist and researcher in the field of ADHD, it is due to the Emotional Dysregulation facet of ADHD, which refers to deficits in inhibiting and regulating emotions. This facet of ADHD also contributes to the propensity to...

Attention Problems: What Can Be Fixed?

GorillaYou can do far more than you'd think.

Can't pay attention. Can't finish homework. Trouble with social skills. Intelligent, but doing poorly at school or work. Struggling with behavior.

Our brain is our greatest asset, but what do we do when it doesn't function optimally? Are we stuck? No.

The brain is incredibly moldable. Scientists refer to this as neuroplasticity. It constantly rewires itself based on its exposure to the environment. Learn multiplication tables? The brain rewires itself...

New Play Attention Certified Center & Reseller in Beijing, China

Dec4eeae80184070e27d0ed4f7c3c77b 300x200Play Attention is pleased and excited to announce the grand opening of our first Certified Center and Exclusive distributor in China. The center is called JoyCus, the combination of Joy and Focus. Our chief operations officer, Gwen Sorley, had the great pleasure of training the JoyCus staff, attending their press conferences, and assisting with their grand opening.

We are greatly impressed with JoyCus' attention to detail, professionalism, and knowledge of the Play Attention program. We...

Avoid Summer Brain Drain!

BrainrcHow to avoid summer vacation cognitive loss

Summer vacation means sleeping late, staying up late, and doing very little except enjoying time out of school. However, did you know that the average student loses one to three months math and reading gains made over the prior year? Academic losses are so common among students that educators have given the phenomena a name: Summer Brain Drain. This makes starting the following school year difficult. 

Summer Brain Drain may even be worse for...

Attention Problems and Behavior Problems

What's the connection and can they be fixed?

Bad Behavior 1For an ADHD child who's experienced failure or frustration at school, has a difficult time making friends, cannot process multiple step instructions, and who likely has poor self-esteem, defiance or misbehavior seem inevitable.

The off switch or filtering in their brains works differently, so they often have impulse control issues and a frequent lack of control over what they blurt out. Couple that with failure and frustration, and you have the...

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