As a former collegiate sprinter, Dr. Jacqueline Branch is known for being fast on her feet, but as a developmental pediatrician at Akron Children’s she’s better known for taking her time and listening to patients’ needs. Dr. Branch sees patients in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center where she evaluates, treats and advocates for children and teens […]
Fidgets are all the rage, especially the spinner fidgets which stores are finding hard to keep in stock. Sometimes finding objects to occupy children’s hands, especially kids with ADHD, can actually improve their concentration at school. Children with ADHD often engage in excessive motor activity, which in turn can impair his or her ability to […]
A self-described “jack of all trades,” Dr. Putt joined Akron Children’s in 2009 as director of outpatient therapy services in a role that is as unique as he is. “I feel like you need to feed your soul with things you’re passionate about,” he said. “I like to build and grow programs. I love to teach. I picked the areas of psychology that I’m passionate about and am lucky enough to have a position that caters to that.”
With the New Year upon us, Akron Children’s Hospital reflects on the events of 2013. As such, we compiled a list of the Top 10 medical conditions visitors searched most often on our website last year. It came as no surprise that ADHD and diabetes topped our list.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has undergone many name changes over the years. Since 1987, we have used the term ADHD to describe a condition where people have problems with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination of all three.
The use of smart phones, tablet computers and other hand-held devices has increased alongside the sharp rise in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.