Letter to Premier Wynn and Ontario Ministers of Health and Education

March 29, 2018 Dear Premier Wynne, We at CADDAC were very interested when we heard your announcements regarding additional funding for special education and mental health. Childhood ADHD While this additional funding is welcome and certainly needed, the Ontario parents of students with ADHD are questioning how this additional funding will benefit their children. The…

Parenting Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children with ADHD require specialized parenting. Most parents parent somewhat inconsistently, but this is not good enough for children with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). The more severe the ADHD and ODD is, the greater the necessity for specialized and consistent parenting. When one spouse has undiagnosed and untreated ADHD or another disorder of…

ADHD and Screen Time ā€“ What the Experts Say

Children with neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD have been excluded from general guidelines on screen use by the Canadian Pediatric Society because children with these disorders are at greater risk for internet addiction. Dr. Umesh Jain, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist specializing in ADHD, believes that children with ADHD should only be in front of a…