Entries by Dr. Greg Stasi

Specific Learning Disorders in Children

Learning disorders are some of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions that children face. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), which is the guidebook on classification of diagnoses published by the American Psychiatric Association indicated that the prevalence of specific learning disorders across academic domains of reading, mathematics, and written expression […]

The Best School Routine For Kids With ADHD

One of the hallmark features of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a lack of organization and difficulty with self-initiation and time management.  With the beginning of a new school year, it is important that there be an emphasis on establishing daily routines and structure for these children. Below are some strategies to implement prior […]

How to Set-Up an Organized Summer for Children with ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) frequently exhibit concerns with regard to their executive functioning including organization, initiation, time management, and ability to transition between tasks.  The school year often provides a natural structure and organization for children as the daily expectations are often clearly stated.  Summertime can often provide a source of frustration […]

The Long Term Effects of Not Treating ADHD

A recent article published in Healthline indicated that there are numerous long-term negative effects of not treating children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. One of the concerns is that children who do not receive either behavioral and/or pharmacological intervention to address their inattention and impulse control never learn strategies to deal with impulsivity when […]

Social Skills And ADHD

Many children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit significant concerns with regard to their social and emotional functioning.  Research has indicated that there is a high correlation between children who have ADHD and their social skills.  What is important to understand is that many of these children do not have specific social deficits (such as […]

6 Tips to Help Your Child with ADHD Get His Homework Done!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions found in children.  The hallmark features associated with ADHD in children and adolescents are as follows: Difficulty initiating and sustaining attentional regulation Trouble with task completion Difficulties organizing materials and work Difficulty with initiation on tasks Given the above concerns, homework completion is […]