By Fatima Malik What Is ADHD? ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is a neuro-developmental condition that affects executive functioning, attention and impulse control.  What Is APD? APD (Auditory Processing Disorder) affects the listening ability because their ears and brains don’t fully coordinate.  How Are ADHD And APD Linked? ADHD and APD can sometimes co-exist in a child. But […]

ADHD and depression
ADHD and Depression

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and depression can be what doctors call coexisting conditions. Some symptoms of ADHD and depression can mimic each other, so it becomes harder to diagnose or identify depression in a child with ADHD.  Depression is more than just the occasional blues; it is deep sadness and despair felt for two […]

Social Skills Training for ADHD
Advantages of social skills training for kids with ADHD

By Fatima Malik In social situations, some people naturally know how to read social cues and act accordingly, like when to speak up and when to listen. However, a kid with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) may struggle with social situations; they may find it challenging to make and keep friends because of their brain’s […]

Managing Behaviors of Children with ADHD

The ADHD Experience Raising a child with ​ADHD​is very different than raising a typical child. Regular rule-making and household routines can become almost impossible, depending on the type and severity of your child’s symptoms, so you’ll need to learn and implement different approaches for ADHD behaviors. It can be very difficult to cope with some […]

ADHD MEDICATION! To medicate or NOT to medicate

IS THERE A RIGHT ANSWER? This question seems to be at the forefront of the ADHD debate.  Parents are torn between possibly medicating a young child- predisposing them to a lifelong sentence  of dependency vs. allowing the child to navigate through life with their  natural wiring which potentially  yields potential lifelong  judgement , rejection and […]

Behavioural Parent Training

Behavioural Parent Training It’s ironic that parents of children who have behavioural issues get blamed for bad behaviour while parents of children who are well behaved take the glory. If indeed, the behavioural issues that stem from ADHD are caused by the parents, how come in more cases than not, there are siblings who don’t […]