Category Archives: ADHD

ADHD: A Gift or a Curse?

  ADHD is not easy to live with.  No one will argue with that.  The silver-lining beyond the clouds?  Yes. We should not make light of this disorder.  The world’s psychiatric handbook, DSM-V outlines specific diagnostic symptoms.  It’s further treated with medication or requested special academic help. To receive a diagnosis, true ADHD comes with […]

ADHD and Food: Friends or Enemies?

  64% of diagnosed cases of ADHD are impacted by food.  It can cause physical or behavioral symptoms.  These chemicals accumulate to create “bad days.” Food allergies?  Food sensitivity?  They’re not the same.  Classic allergies (IgE) cause serious symptoms like hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.  Food sensitivity (IgG) is not a true allergy and cannot be […]

Tired?  Out cold?  It might just be ADHD.

Sleep problems go hand-in-hand with ADHD symptoms.  One-quarter to one-half of parents of teens with ADHD report that their children suffer from sleep problems.  The situation aggravates behavior, negatively impacting how they think and function. Adults typically digress and become sluggish during daytime hours.  Children tend to overcompensate and speed up.  They are also more […]

Students with ADHD Left Out in the Cold? Try Inclusion.

Good things happen when students with and without disabilities learn together. Inclusion is an all-embracing societal ideology. It rejects the use of special schools or classrooms for students with disabilities. In inclusive classrooms, all students belong, are equally valued, and deserve the same experiences and opportunities. They learn by being together, improved by diversity. Students […]

ADHD Students: Got good grades? Here’s how to keep them.

Summer slide?  It’s not in the playground.  Don’t fall victim.  Something comes up and steals academic progress, as much as 2 months. Summer slide describes the loss of academic skills over the summer break.  As a result, education does not continue.  This loss  is especially severe for students with ADHD because they are not engaged […]

ADHD Students: Why Fight? Collaborate.

Student groups with kids with ADHD are a hot mess.  How can they get good grades?  Work together toward a single goal. Student collaboration joins classmates as groups to solve problems together.  The goal is getting an organized endeavor to a satisfying and most appropriate end.  To achieve this groups seek compromise to develop similar […]

ADHD Folks Never Stop Learning. It’s Lifelong.

  Students with ADHD fight in class.  Behavior sometimes changes as they age.  Why work when there are accommodations?  Lifelong learning in the 21st Century.  That’s why. College isn’t just about getting a degree.  It’s about the the ultimate welfare of students, especially those with disabilities.  Taking the initiative to learn, students with ADHD strive […]

ADHD Melt Down? MOTIVATION

ADHD = hyperactivity galore.  Why do they shut down at a moment’s notice?  Motivation changes everything. Motivation is something that gets students with ADHD going, keeps them working, and helps to complete tasks.  It has been conceptualized including inner forces, enduring traits, behavioral responses to sets of beliefs and effects.  Behavioral theories view motivation as […]

Innovative Teaching Makes Happy Folks with ADHD

ADHD students.  Reading/listening. Failure? Try creativity, collaboration, INNOVATION! Innovation is any teaching strategy, approach, technique, or tool that is used in a new way.  It produces quantifiable gains for outcomes or student experiences.  It proactively integrates creativity into the classroom. The first day of Algebra 1.  The same old thing.  “What do we need to […]

Students with ADHD Rock it with Learning Styles

  Liberation!  Study “your way.”  Students with ADHD improve low self-esteem too. An individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which a student absorbs, processes, comprehends, and retains information.  Students with ADHD utilize different styles and techniques.  They tend to have a dominant style of learning and far less with others. Visual:  Images, […]