Posted by By J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPP on Monday, May 6, 2019
Regularly moving the body has immediate, protective, long-lasting, benefits for executive functioning and brain health.
By J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPPHaving written previously for CBA’s blogs series on the relationship between Sleep and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, I find it interesting that there is now a surging need to address a hot new research topic that will seem to many to be another call-back to common sense within the broad field of “good mental hygiene”– the relationship between exercise...
Posted by Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Mooney on Saturday, March 23, 2019
On Saturday, March 23rd, over 150 clinicians, educators, parents, caregivers, and adults with ADHD attended the 5th Annual ADHD Symposium at Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA). Jonathan Mooney, award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and activist, presented as the keynote speaker and shared his struggles, triumphs, and insights on how to navigate life when faced with adversity due to a learning difference. Following the keynote, attendees had the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions based on their...
Posted by Dr. Peg Jensen, LPC of GP Jensen LP on Monday, January 7, 2019
So many of us today are inundated on our TVs, phones, iPads, and computers with information on any given topic. The struggle is determining the veracity of this information. Parents of students who are struggling in school are often conducting research on the internet to further educate themselves on any given topic regarding their child.
A recent Good Morning America segment by Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez purported that a 20-year study found that ADHD rates have increased dramatically over...
Posted by Judy Jankowski, Ed.D., Head of School, Chesapeake Bay Academy on Thursday, November 15, 2018
“Good Morning, Mrs. Jankowski.”
“Good Morning, Mrs. Briggs. Nice to see you. So, how is Jackie doing?”
“Well…academically, she’s doing fine. No problems. But, there is something that I am concerned about.”
“Really, what is it?”
“Well, I think that Jackie may have ADHD, I’ve asked the counselor to evaluate her.”
“I’m sorry but I don’t understand. What is it that leads you to believe that she has problems paying attention? I don’t see any of that at home.”
“Well, she has a lot of...
Posted by Bryony Kean, MS, RD Registered Dietitian, CHKD Healthy You for Life on Thursday, September 27, 2018
What is it that causes kids to lose focus and struggle to concentrate or finish a task? Doctors and parents have been looking into potential links between children’s diets and ADHD for decades, and there are a number of different theories available. Depending on what you search for, you can find any number of different diets and specialty products that promise to treat hyperactivity in children. Most “diets” for children with ADHD focus on cutting out added sweeteners, natural and artificial...