You Are What You Eat!!

The importance of food in the diet of ADHDer can not be overstated.  This free webinar has some great information!

http://www.additudemag.com/RCLP/sub/10724.html food as prescription

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis   www.imagineimprovement.com

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Making Sense of Sensory

Dr. Seuss with color

So many diagnoses, issues, problems…Ways for us all to stand out :)!

I hadn’t heard of Sensory Processing Disorder until my grandson was diagnosed with it.  And it was definitely off to the Occupational Therapist and no ADHD medications.  I was fascinated.  The OT training was invaluable, and so worthwhile.  This short slideshow might help you with something to talk to your Doctor about.

http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/50/slide-9.html

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis www.imagineimprovement.com

Ditch the Deficit

 

 

Build up a child

This is a great article for teachers, but more than that it shows that ADHD kids are first and foremost kids–real people with real needs and real interests–maybe some that would be interesting and amazing.  so share and enjoy, and remember to build them up!!

 

Imagine: an education for your ADHD child that leverages his unique skills and talents…Hey, we can dream, right?


These ideas for using a child’s gifts to help him learn are a great place to start. Read and share with the educators in your life!
Ditch the Deficit Thing
Hoping this IMproves your day,
Sally Ellis

The Help Group

I am not going to stop posting, but I do want to recommend anyone following my blog to like “The Help Group” on Facebook.  Many of the links I want to post are from them.  They cover a lot of different issues and have a lot of wonderful ideas.  They have too many for me to post them all.  For instance this week I’ll post two links from them.  It will give you a sample of their work.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-worgan-/autistic-children-parenting_b_4955922.html

This is a true look from the heart of a parent of an autistic child.  It will help you know the right things to say.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-m-ristaino/8-tips-for-parents-with-a_b_4661465.html

This article for parents of  ADHD children gives helps for working with the school systems and giving your child t

Be in childrens lives

 

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis, www.imagineimprovement.com

Do Genetics Play a Role in Disabilities?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to wave a magic wand and be able to determine the WHY of ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Tourettes, and a myriad of other conditions?  How about genetics?  Immunizations?  Toxic chemicals?  Processed food?  Truly there are studies on all these possibilities.  And likely some amount of issue from all of them.  But the why doesn’t change the fact.  However

We really can do something about our cognition :)!

We really can do something about our cognition :)!

Interactive Metronome has been shown to help with these and several other diagnosis!  The following link has some good information on the genetics involved.

http://blog.sfgate.com/lshumaker/2014/02/03/the-genetics-of-developmental-disabilities/

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis

www.imagineimprovement.com

ADHD The Catch 22

Sometimes we just need to hear that ADHD is real and there are real sources to help.  And there are sources other than medication.  For example Interactive Metronome has been shown to make a big difference for children with ADHD.  There are several other modalities that can be significant.  Theses two posts have some great helps, but mostly knowing we aren’t in it alone is rewarding.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-taylorklaus/adhd-debate_b_4571097.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-taylorklaus/adhd-_b_4618252.htm

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis  www.imagineimprovement.com

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Movement, Parenting, ADHD It’s all here!

Today an article for preschool Moms to keep those kids on the move!!  We can’t overs-estimate the importance of motion in overall development!

http://www.theimportanceofbeing0to5years.com/moving-moments/motor-planning-how-we-learn-new-skills/

We all want to be better parents.  The following article has some you already know and a few new ideas  but the bottom line is to have fun and enjoy our children!

 http://www.livescience.com/17894-10-scientific-parenting-tips.html

And 10 concrete, helpful ideas for helping ADHD Kids (and really all kids) be the best they can be!

 

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/01/02/10-strategies-for-helping-kids-with-adhd-build-self-confidence/

Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis www.imagineimprovement.com