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Evaluation Process to Diagnose Learning & Behavioral Issues

I have talked about why kids should be evaluated if they have learning or behavioral issues and who is involved in this evaluation in the past few posts. Today I want to talk about what to expect during an evaluation. Not all kids need every test available. It depends on what their specific concerns are […]

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Who’s Who In Learning & Behavior Evaluation & Management?

I tried to convey why it’s so important to get a proper diagnosis of learning and behavioral problems in my last blog, Labels – Why should my child be diagnosed? Today I’d like to explain what is done during the evaluation and who’s involved in testing and treatment. Primary care physicians are a great place […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Parenting Uncategorized

Labels – Why should my child be diagnosed?

This is the first in a series of posts about learning and behavior I will do over the next several weeks. Parents are often afraid of labels when it comes to getting an appropriate assessment of learning¬† or behavior issues. I see a lot of children with various behavioral and learning issues. Teachers and parents […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Parenting

Cherish the Gifts of ADHD

Ok, so I know most parents of children with ADHD will read this title and think I’m crazy. Gifts of ADHD? Really? Kids with ADHD have trouble with behavior, academics, and social skills. Adults with untreated ADHD fail to meet their own expectations, as shared by Jessica McCabe,¬†and have problems at work and home. How […]

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ADHD, anxiety, and depression Insurance

Generics for Concerta 2017

Concerta is a long acting methylphenidate used to treat ADHD successfully in many kids and adults. It has a unique time release system that makes it preferred over other medications and difficult to recreate. Sadly, there are once again companies that are trying to substitute for Concerta. Generics for Concerta may not be equivalent to […]