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Article/Podcast: What Lies Behind ‘The ADHD Explosion’

April 29, 2014

Source: KQED.org (Read Full Article & Listen to Podcast)

Host: Michael Krasny

More than 10 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. — 6.4 million kids — have been medically diagnosed with ADHD. That’s more than a 40 percent increase from a decade ago. UC Berkeley professors Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler wonder whether diagnosis can be traced to our country’s push for academic achievement and school accountability. At the same time, they say kids from families with little access or trust in the health care system are often under-diagnosed with ADHD, and missing out on helpful treatment. We talk with Hinshaw and Scheffler about their new book, “The ADHD Explosion.”

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Update on Little Hands Sessions During COVID

We are so excited to have many options for supporting our children and families here at Little Hands!
  • We are open for in-person clinic sessions with strict social distancing precautions and cleanliness protocols 
  • Outside therapy, we are fortunate to be able to utilize the amazing trails and outside expansive space at our clinic site in Corte Madera for outside therapy sessions
  • Virtual Therapy/Telehealth (via HIPAA compliant Zoom video conferencing platform). Download our PDF with information about Teletherapy.
  • Virtually consult with parents regarding home programs and managing children’s needs while out of school & summer camps (this is more important now than ever before!)

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