Executive dysfunction

Executive dysfunction refers to difficulties in the cognitive processes – executive functioning skills – that are responsible for goal-setting, planning, organizing, initiating tasks, and self-monitoring, commonly observed in conditions like ADHD, and it can significantly impact daily functioning and task execution.

Teenagers with ADHD

Myth: ADHD only exists in childhood…  There is a common misperception that ADHD is only a “childhood” disorder.  ADHD can be diagnosed in children as young as four years old and is typically diagnosed in childhood. A person usually develops ADHD in this younger age and parents and teachers look out for children who exhibit […]

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Neuropsychological Testing for ADHD and other Classroom Challenges

Does your child struggle in school? Are you concerned that he or she isn’t performing up to his or her potential? Are you getting phone calls from teachers asking for your child to be tested? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, we want you to know that the Sachs Center can help. In addition

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Extra Time for Testing

Extra time testing Up until about 15 years ago, if students received extra time on standardized tests, their scores were “flagged”- meaning colleges and programs were notified about the accommodation.  However, this is no longer the case, now that the process to receive these special accommodations is more regulated and formalized. Parents can submit a

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Outgrowing ADHD … or growing into it?

ADHD across the life span About 1/3 of children who are diagnosed with ADHD are said to no longer meet criteria for it when they reach adulthood. Still, this leaves a majority of the children diagnosed with ADHD, experiencing the symptoms throughout their life time. Children with more severe impairments or co-morbid conditions (such as

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ADHD and Creativity

What is creativity? Creativity, according to dictionary.com, is  “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work”. Creative people are generally described as people who are good at coming up with new ideas, generating novel solutions and in general thinking “outside of the box”. When one thinks of

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ADHD or Concentration Deficit Disorder?

With more parents and teachers becoming educated on ADHD and its subtypes, more children are being diagnosed and receiving treatment. A new disorder, distinct from ADHD, has been increasingly diagnosed amongst children — Concentration Deficit Disorder (CDD) (2). What is Concentration Deficit Disorder? Concentration Deficit Disorder was previously referred to as Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT)

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Can Smart People Have ADHD?

Yes, they can. Being smart does not protect a person from the difficulties of having Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADD/ADHD, respectively. A study led by Dr. Thomas E. Brown featured 117 children and adolescents with IQ scores of 120 or higher who placed in the top ninth percentile of their age group. Some of the

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