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The ADHD Circuit: How ADHD Works

September 10, 2017

The ADHD Circuit Video Transcription ADHD is the term we use when the Front Brain has a LOW power supply of brain chemicals. The Front Brain is the organizing center of the brain. It orchestrates everything…from your five senses and emotions to the thoughts you generate in response to them. For example, imagine this string…

The Brain Circuit: How the Brain Works

August 13, 2017

The Brain Circuit Video Transcription The brain has dozens of different sections. Each section does something different to help us move and process thoughts. Think of the brain like your digestive system… Your digestive system is made of many distinct organs. Each organ does something different. But, these organs work together to digest your food.…

The Brain Biology of ADHD & Autism

September 20, 2016

Welcome to part 3 of our 3-part series on special education. In part 1, we explored the brain biology of learning disabilities. In part II, we explored How to Solve and Prevent Learning Disabilities. The brain biology of ADHD & autism is very similar to the brain biology of learning disabilities, as explained in the previous article. Just like learning disabilities,…

When Parents CAN’T Get Help

November 6, 2012

There is a scene in the Disney movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” where Belle’s father is desperately trying to save her. She’s being held prisoner by the Beast, so her father begs people in town to help rescue her. At first, the townspeople lead him on, letting him think they will help. But, in truth,…

When A Student Is Not “Working to His Potential”

September 11, 2012

If you ever hear a teacher say these words about your child: “He’s just not working to his to potential!” OR “She just needs to try harder.” …something is very wrong! (Obviously, if you are a teacher and feel inclined to say these words…keep reading.) I have come to learn that these words are major…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 5): Is it Creativity… or ADHD?

January 5, 2012

A few years ago, a friend of mine was working as a grad-assistant to Bonnie Cramond, a professor at the University of Georgia. They surveyed hundreds of teachers, asking half of the teachers to list words that described “creative” students. The other half were asked to list words that described students with ADHD. The two…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 4): ADHD Is Not an Excuse!

December 14, 2011

We’ve done a few “special article” series before, but nothing has lit up the blog comments like the topic of ADHD. I’ve enjoyed the questions and feedback. There are excellent questions coming through and I hope to expand on most of them in future articles. Keep them coming! One of the comments came from Rita,…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 3): My Personal Journey Through The ADHD Circuit®. . .for a Cup of Milk!

December 1, 2011

I would like to send a special call-out to my cousins! I am the youngest of 32 “first” cousins; Minta, a cousin by marriage, says that we all have the same eyes. Apparently, the genetics do not stop there because many of us -and our children- have ADHD. There was a lot of buzz about…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 2): A Breakdown of the ADHD Circuit®

November 23, 2011

I have always been fascinated by strings of lights. It amazes me how a simple strand of light bulbs can illuminate any space and transform it into a warm and festive atmosphere. While shopping for party decorations this summer, I came across an inexpensive set of lights that would fit perfectly in our kitchen. I…

The ADHD Circuit® (Article 1):
Introduction to the ADHD Circuit®

November 14, 2011

Dear Parents and Educators, ADHD affects nearly 8% of the world’s population. Regardless of country or culture, one in thirteen people have the condition. Many are quick to think that ADHD is “over diagnosed,” “just an excuse,” or simply “not real.” For anyone who has it, or has lived with someone who does, you know…

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