Why it’s important to discuss adult AD/HD: Some key points from the adult support group program

It finally happened. In February 2013, during the  AD/HD Society of the Philippines (AD/HDSP) general assembly, two people who were not parents were elected into the Board of Trustees. See, the AD/HDSP had always been a parent-run organization. But in its 13th year of existence, two adults who are diagnosed with AD/HD became part of the […]

Reading Matters: Why children need to read, and keep reading

“I don’t want to read!” “That’s too long!” “It’s so difficult!” “’Wag, boring ‘yan!” These were the common complaints I heard from my students diagnosed with AD/HD in the center where I previously worked in as a reading clinician. Choosing a book for them had always been a struggle. This was especially true when they were already transitioning from reading short […]

Mindfulness: A promising, inexpensive approach for managing AD/HD

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in ATTN, the official magazine of the national conference of the AD/HD Society of the Philippines, on October 2012.  Apprehensions regarding drug-based treatments for AD/HD exist, especially here in the Philippines. Family members, educational specialists, teachers and counselors often have second thoughts about placing students with AD/HD on medication. Even […]