ADHD http://kcur.org en Parents, Teens And Attention Deficit Disorder http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-and-attention-deficit-disorder <p></p><p>The terms ADD and ADHD have become common parlance as more and more kids get diagnosed with these attention disorders. But what’s the difference between your average squirmy kid and one who needs treatment?</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with psychologist Wes Crenshaw and a few local teens about how kids are diagnosed and whether doctors are over-diagnosing when it comes to these conditions. We also take a look at how to get the right treatments and what a difference that can make.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 55485 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens And Attention Deficit Disorder Children's Mercy Expanding Summer Camp For Children With ADHD http://kcur.org/post/childrens-mercy-expanding-summer-camp-children-adhd <p><a href="https://www.childrensmercy.org/adhdstp/">Children's Mercy Hospital is expanding a camp designed for kids with ADHD</a> for the summer of 2014.</p><p>The camp was modeled on the work of&nbsp;Bill Pelham who opened the first one in 1980. What makes these camps different is a focus on behavioral modification with an intense connection between the camp, the campers and the parents.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:01:01 +0000 Maria Carter & Matthew Long-Middleton 52625 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens, & ADHD http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-adhd <p>Why have we seen so many children, teenagers, and adults diagnosed with <strong>Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?</strong></p><p><strong>Symptoms</strong> of ADHD include <strong>lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior</strong>.&nbsp; And for parents with teens, ADHD can be a troubling diagnosis on top of an already difficult period in a child&#39;s life.&nbsp; Many teens have trouble following through on instructions and don&#39;t seem to listen when spoken to directly, but it&#39;s important to know when a teen is just being a teen...or when their condition requires special attention. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:10:18 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11478 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens, & ADHD Cast of "Distracted" Experiences Learning Disability for Production http://kcur.org/post/cast-distracted-experiences-learning-disability-production <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf4cb5a9dc9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf4cb5a9dc9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf4cb5a9dc9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-935354.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – In a world where multitasking and over-stimulation are seen as strengths, it's ironic but not surprising that 5 million American children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Lisa Loomer's play "Distracted" at the Unicorn Theatre follows a couple's search to get help for their troubled 8-year-old son.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 14:36:00 +0000 Steve Walker 2005 at http://kcur.org Cast of "Distracted" Experiences Learning Disability for Production