ADHD

Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Focus

Strategies to Enhance Your Child’s Focus 2560 1703 Long Island Counseling Services

It’s not uncommon for children to struggle to focus these days. Some of this is the natural difficulty children have staying focused simply as a result of being young. Sometimes, it’s related to the pace of the world around them. No matter the issue, the ability to concentrate on a task without getting distracted is crucial for the development of a child’s cognitive skills, academic performance, and overall well-being. Some of your child’s ability to…

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Therapeutic Support for ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions at Long Island Counseling Services

Therapeutic Support for ADHD and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions at Long Island Counseling Services 2560 1792 Long Island Counseling Services

Holistic Therapy for ADHD and Associated Mental Health Challenges Long Island Counseling Services offers specialized therapeutic care for individuals experiencing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) alongside a spectrum of co-occurring mental health conditions. Recognizing the intricate relationship between ADHD and additional psychiatric symptoms, our team of therapists employs a holistic, integrative approach to therapy, focusing on the whole person rather than just the disorder. The Complex Relationship Between ADHD and Mental Health ADHD is challenging for those…

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What Does it Mean to Be Neurodivergent with ADHD?

What Does it Mean to Be Neurodivergent with ADHD? 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

We expect our minds to develop in a very specific way. Most of the society is adapted for a typical developmental pattern, where a person starts as a child and continues to learn specific skills as they grow older and navigate to adulthood – skills and abilities that will give us what we need to be successful in the workplace and in life. Those that develop in this way are known as “neurotypical.” But not…

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ADHD Can Make You Tired

ADHD Can Make You Tired 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition. Children with ADHD display issues with attention and executive function, finding difficulty maintaining focus, inhibiting their impulses, managing tasks, and more. Parents of children with ADHD and their caretakers know that raising a child with ADHD can take some extra work. They are frequently wonderful kids with incredible personalities, but their ADHD does cause them to struggle to stay on task. That means more reminders, more oversight,…

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Understanding the Lifelong Impact of ADHD: A Guide for Parents

Understanding the Lifelong Impact of ADHD: A Guide for Parents 2560 853 Long Island Counseling Services

At Long Island Counseling Services, we emphasize the importance of parents understanding the intricacies of ADHD and its potential lifelong impact on their children. A comprehensive grasp of ADHD symptoms, behaviors, and challenges is crucial for effective parental support. Debunking the Myth: Will My Child “Grow Out of It”? One prevalent misconception among parents is that their child’s ADHD is a phase they will eventually outgrow. However, this is frequently not the case. Many parents…

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Why ADHD May Go Underdiagnosed in Young Girls

Why ADHD May Go Underdiagnosed in Young Girls 2560 1692 Long Island Counseling Services

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition often associated with boys, but emerging research and clinical data reveal that this perspective is misleading. Many young girls are suffering from ADHD but are not receiving appropriate diagnoses, thereby missing out on vital treatments. The causes for this are varied, and there is no single cause. But because expert estimate that ADHD is equally as prevalent in women as it is in men, despite women representing less than…

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Parenting Techniques to Assist Children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder

Parenting Techniques to Assist Children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Parenting is a roller-coaster ride, filled with its own unique blend of joys, challenges, heartache, and triumphs. As parents, we’re tasked with a mammoth responsibility, to shape the young minds of our children. When your child is diagnosed with ADHD and struggles with executive function disorder, the ride can feel somewhat steeper. But remember, it’s not about the steepness of the ride, but how we navigate it. ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and executive function disorder often…

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Comprehensive List of Common Myths About ADHD

Comprehensive List of Common Myths About ADHD 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

Attention Deficit-Hyperactive Disorder, typically referred to as “ADHD,” is a common mental health challenge that affects many children and adults. It is also one of the least understood. Most knowledge people have about ADHD comes from word of mouth and the way people talk about the condition, and that has led to many myths and confusions over what ADHD actually is and how it affects people. As therapists that help children that are struggling with…

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How ADHD Can Manifest Differently Between Girls and Boys

How ADHD Can Manifest Differently Between Girls and Boys 2560 1707 Long Island Counseling Services

One of the most common misconceptions about ADHD is that it is a condition that mostly – or only – affects boys. Girls are *equally* as prone to ADHD as boys are, but their ADHD diagnosis is often overlooked or mistaken for other issues. One of the many reasons for this is that ADHD in girls and young women may manifest itself differently, which means that the symptoms that people look for with their ADHD…

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What Happened to ADD?

What Happened to ADD? 2560 1767 Long Island Counseling Services

Within the field of psychotherapy, researchers and psychologists are often looking for ways to better categorize and explain both childhood and adult mental health struggles. Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD, was once a common mental health condition along with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD. ADD used to be one of the most common neuroatypical childhood conditions. Now, it is hardly mentioned. What happened to ADD? The Recent History of ADD Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) had…

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