Remote learning has brought out the best and worst in many of us this past year – I can’t focus in this house. Where’s the mute button! – as parents became teachers and kids became virtual students. At the start, there were some tears and frustration as everyone adjusted but now, a year later, some […]
Being a child isn’t all fun and games. Children are constantly faced with new challenges and social pressures, not to mention their growing bodies are changing rapidly. Once they hit adolescence, the hormonal changes associated with puberty may also cause feelings of sadness or frustration, making kids moody or irritable. For some kids, this moodiness […]
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.”
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.