ADHD in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders no longer includes the diagnosis of ADD. Instead, it includes all disorders of attention as ADHD and then qualifies them as one of the following: Primarily Inattentive Primarily Hyperactive Combined Type (both inattentive and hyperactive) Individual who are primarily hyperactive are typically easy…

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Melissa Steele M.S.Ed

Melissa graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s in Science. She began teaching high school math and quickly found her passion teaching students with special needs. This led to her being a Special Education case manager. Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Special Education and her Diagnostician Certification from The University of…

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Diagnostic Learning Services on ADHD Rewired Podcast

Laurie Peterson, Director and owner of Diagnostic Learning Services, was recently featured on 2 episodes of the ADHD Rewired podcast with Eric Tivers. Laurie completed an assessment with Eric. Over the course of the podcast, the assessment results were discussed. If you ever wondered the kind of information that can be learned during an evaluation,…

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Emotional Distress Syndrome and ADHD

So many of the kids and adults we see with ADHD experience feelings of anxiety, depression, and inadequacy.  This is due to repeated failures that they experience while living with ADHD. Day after day individuals with ADHD are faced with ways that they have not been able to measure up or get the job done…

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ADHD – Misdiagnosed

ADHD is defined as a chronic condition that consists of a combination of persistent problems such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.  A typical evaluation for ADHD includes a questionnaire for the teacher and a questionnaire for the parents. The questions are centered around observations of sustained attention, hyperactive behavior, and impulsivity.  Checking enough…

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