ADD and ADHD
Alternative Treatments for ADD & ADHD
As someone involved in the treatment of children with ADD and ADHD over the last 30 years, most parents want to know about alternatives to medication. I usually begin by stressing the importance of an appropriate educational placement. And that involves making sure that the classroom has as few pupils to teacher as possible, because these children need a lot of structure, and that they also, especially for hyperactive boys, are able to tolerate some modicum of behavioral outbursts since these kids tend to get into trouble. I'm a big supporter of coaches and educational tutors, if necessary to help them with their academics. And while that may not be totally considered alternative treatment, it's very important.
Programs for ADD and ADHD
Second thing is, I stress what I call brain fitness programs, which include number one, new programs like Cogmed, which has good evidence to support, which is a cognitive behavioral training program. Neurofeedback or a biofeedback, which has now been used for 20 years, and a newer program called ... Read more