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ADD/ADHD at Thanksgiving

ADD/ADHD at Thanksgiving

For many families, Thanksgiving presents challenges. There are turkeys that don’t thawed out in time and difficult relatives who overstay their welcome. If you have a child or adult with ADD, however, the holiday will bring additional challenges.   Thanksgiving and the other holidays we’ll be celebrating as the New Year draws closer tend to disrupt …

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Weighted Blankets and ADD in Adults and Children

Weighted Blankets and ADD in Adults and Children

Weighted blankets, which have long been used by occupational therapists working with children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing difficulties, are now widely available. Weighted blankets also offer benefits to adults with ADD.   By exerting a form of deep pressure on your body, weighted blankets are credited with reducing stress. Also called …

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On the Road: Driving challenges for teens and adults with ADD

On the Road: Driving challenges for teens and adults with ADD

Distracted driving is a problem all across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “In 2017 alone, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.” If staying focused on the road is a challenge for all drivers, imagine what it’s like for adults with ADD.  The NHTSA defines …

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Home improvement star talks about his adult ADD in new book

Home improvement star talks about his adult ADD in new book

Ty Pennington, star of TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the current Trading Spaces reboot, shares parts of his personal story in a new book out this month. If you’re a fan of home improvement shows, you are probably familiar with Pennington and his seemingly boundless energy. But you probably didn’t know that he went …

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