CADT Articles

How do you know it’s ADHD?

Jul 16th, 2013 | By
How do you know it’s ADHD?

In 2009, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated 5 million children aged 3-17 were diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Usually apparent in children between ages 3 and 6; symptoms of ADHD can persist into adulthood. Boys are found to be more than twice as likely as girls to have the disorder (Bloom,
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Guidelines for media use with children and adolescents

Jul 8th, 2013 | By
Guidelines for media use with children and adolescents

By: Kristin Miles, PsyD The new century has brought with it great leaps in technology. While this is a great step forward for society it also poses new challenges for parenting. Recent studies from the Kaiser Foundation found that children as young as 8 years old are spending nearly 7.5 hours a day consuming media
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Child Mental Health Month: Speak Up for Kids!

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
Child Mental Health Month: Speak Up for Kids!

Approximately 11 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. are estimated as having a mental health disorder that causes significant impairment in their everyday lives at home, school, and in their communities. In Wisconsin, it is estimated that 83,607 youth suffer from serious mental illness (Report of the U.S. Surgeon General, 1999 & US
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What is Collaborative Problem Solving?

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By
What is Collaborative Problem Solving?

By: Nicole Nevaranta, M.A. Collaborative Problem Solving is an approach developed by Dr. Ross Greene which focuses on one’s lacking cognitive skills, rather than focusing on problem behaviors. Its emphasis is “Kids do well if they can” and when they are not doing well it is up to us as adults to work with them
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Suicide Prevention Week

Sep 12th, 2012 | By

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and CHADD(Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has produced a blog post titled “Girls, ADHD, and Suicide” which we find an exceptional read for our patients and families. Almost 16 percent of students in grades 9 to 12 report having seriously considered suicide, and 7.8 percent report having
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Getting the most out of homework time

Sep 6th, 2012 | By
Getting the most out of homework time

By: Melissa Dufrene, MA, Psychology Intern Completing homework can be a stressful time for families. Evenings are often filled with a variety of activities and daily duties that leave everyone stressed. However, helping your child develop skills to complete their assignments is crucial for academic success. This article contains tips for making homework time as
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Behavioral principles and effective discipline

Aug 1st, 2012 | By
Behavioral principles and effective discipline

“Nothing works” is a common complaint from many frustrated parents when they find themselves unable to discipline their child(ren), often after having exhausted talking to the child(ren), spanking, taking away privileges, using time-outs, etc. While it may well feel like all options have been exhausted, many times we find that the interaction between the parents
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When is it okay to leave children alone at home?

Jul 6th, 2012 | By
When is it okay to leave children alone at home?

Most parents at one point or another have heard information from friends, co-workers, and/or neighbors about a child needing to be 12-years-old or older before he/she can be left at home alone. Wisconsin law does not have a specific set age for when leaving a child at home alone is okay, and while age may
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Structure During the Summer Helps Kids

Jun 12th, 2012 | By
Structure During the Summer Helps Kids

For many children, summer vacation is a time for relaxation and fun. However, it is also well known that without a consistent schedule and planned activities children can become irritable and their minds can become idle. This article contains tips about maintaining a family schedule, and how to help your children continue to learn during
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Tips for Foster Families during this Holiday Season

Dec 20th, 2011 | By
Tips for Foster Families during this Holiday Season

The holidays are generally thought of as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, particularly for children. We associate Christmas with gifts, Santa Clause, Christmas trees, and big family meals. Unfortunately, many aspects of the holidays serve to remind foster children of what they don’t have, what they never had, or what they are longing
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