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Building Habits = Finding Success for People with ADHD

Ask yourself about ADHD:  Cure disorganization?  Trouble getting out the door?  No chance completing school/work tasks?  It’s all about having good habits. The symptoms of ADHD can be tied to brain wiring.  Incompatible activities can make it inconvenient to follow.  Combinations of tasks cause a delay in the beginning.  It’s difficult to maintain forward progress. […]

Extended Time: The Magic Accommodation for ADHD

Students with ADHD are often impacted by working memory and executive functioning challenges.  It makes doing school tasks and work more challenging.  Giving additional time provides them with support to be successful.

Can You Outgrow ADHD?  Possibly.

  Children with ADHD:  What do we think of?  Getting into trouble.  Neverending hyperactivity.  Ongoing inattentiveness. Childhood symptoms of ADHD are often identified by those things.  Add poor grades and bad behavior and you have most people’s picture of how things go. The question is, “Do things ever get better?  Perhaps, with age. Until the […]

ADHD and Social Skills: 10 Tips to Turn Things Around

Teens and adults with ADHD often struggle getting along with others.  This is true whether at school, home, or in the workplace.  While symptoms can but in, their reactions can be improved with specific strategies.

IEP Roadblocks?  10 Tips to Reach Your Goals

  Doing poorly academically?  Behavior problems?  In danger of failing socially?  Your child with ADHD may qualify for an IEP (Individualized Education Program). Federal laws provide for services for students with disabilities in public schools.  Students with ADHD can be eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). […]

ADHD and Food: What the Research Says

Treating ADHD with food…is it possible to skip using medication? Research is conflicting, but there is some agreement.  Moderation.

Computers in the Classroom:  What Does That Mean for Students with ADHD?

In K-12 and higher education, technology is all the rage.  However, there’s no secret that parents, teachers, policy makers, and students have disagreeing opinions on its potential benefits.  Add the fact that it can be a distraction and the table changes for students with ADHD. Computers have the power to transform teaching through interconnectedness.  It […]

Are people with ADHD more creative?

Many say that people with ADHD are especially creative.  What does research say?

Math Learning Disabilities and ADHD: What does it mean?

Math Learning Disabilities:  Do they exist? Students with ADHD often struggle in math.  The question is:  Are there really math learning disabilities?   Yes, but they’re tough to diagnose.   Some research contends that 26% of students with ADHD have dyscalculia.  Others say that the number is higher (71%).  Identifying when a challenge rises to something […]

Is ADHD a Mental Illness? (Research)

The diagnosis of ADHD is an ongoing controversy.  Should we use interviews?  What about checklists?  Current research extoles the importance of using medically based diagnostic tools.  DSM-5 provides a list of characteristics that must exist for the answer.  Yes…it’s the reference tool used for mental illness. Research continues…  

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