How Social Media Impacts Anxiety

It’s safe to say, as 2017 comes to a close, that social media is everywhere. From Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to Snapchat, we are increasingly connected to friends, family, businesses, and even celebrities through these electronic avenues of communication. Twenty years ago, no one maintained relationships with every friend from high school, nor were […]

The Connection Between Anxiety and Substance Abuse

Anxiety disorders – including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias – are debilitating conditions that significantly alter the functionality and enjoyment of a person’s life. Many people may suffer from more than one disorder under this anxiety umbrella, or another neurobehavioral disorder, such as ADHD, which complicates […]

IEP Development: Points to Ponder

Attending an individualized education program meeting for your child can be overwhelming and complex. There may be many members on an IEP team, including you, the parent, as well as the child’s teachers, evaluators, and school administrators. When appropriate, the child may also be involved in the IEP meeting, as may other caregivers or school […]

October: A Month of Awareness for Two Important Differences

October is an observance month for both Down syndrome and dyslexia. It’s time to celebrate adults and children with these conditions, as well as spread awareness and foster understanding of the experiences of these individuals.
Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs as a result of a full or partial copy of chromosome […]

Back to School Tips for ADHD

Summer is a much needed break for children with ADHD. They can sleep in and go to bed more or less when they’d like. There’s plenty of time to play and make use of their energy. There’s no pressure from tests and grades. But summer break only lasts a couple months, and many children with […]

5 Myths About ADHD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is one of the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorders. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, it is also one of the most misunderstood neurobehavioral disorders. Media portrayals, exaggerated stereotypes, and the way we talk about ADHD all perpetuate miscommunications and misconceptions. It’s time to clear up a few of […]