Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

– Albert Einstein

Since Creative was a sponsor of the 2019 CHADD/NAMI ADHD and Mental Health Resource Fair October 12 in Reston, I took the opportunity to attend, exhibit our services, and speak with many of the other attendees and exhibitors. The experience reinforced my understanding that ADHD is an equal opportunity challenge and there is much that we can do to meet that challenge.

The exhibitors were educators, coaches, various medical and allied professionals, and county agencies. People mingled by the exhibitor tables and I spoke with many who faced ADHD challenges, either themselves or their children.

The exhibitors had good programs and believed in them. While one way to look at a situation like that is to treat it like a “bake off” (who has the best program?), I rather like to ask the question: how do I harmonize and integrate the various services to best improve my life or my child’s life?

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open

– Frank Zappa

That approach is key (and critical) when addressing challenging neuro-developmental issues like ADHD. Perhaps, ultimately, you will find the one treatment that is best; or maybe it’s a combination. You will be most likely to find the solution if you remain open to all the reasonable approaches.

ADHD impacts the quality of life and it is not limited by age, gender, social status, education, or the culture one is raised in. Here at Creative we’ve found that by first getting a comprehensive understanding of the root causes—unique to each individual—we can find the best and most appropriate treatment.

We’re here to help make sure that you and your children make the best choice.

Call (703-910-5006) or email me (richard.feingold@creativehealthllc.com) to discuss this article and the part that Creative might play in the path to improvement.

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end

– John Lennon

– Richard Feingold, Co-founder