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All posts by Edie Brown

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. […]

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 […]

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). […]

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…