Tag Archives: ADHD

Laughter:  The Best Therapy for ADHD

We live in a culture where the reliance on medication is common.  Some look for creative solutions for people with ADHD.  Humor draws people together.  It triggers healthy physical and emotional changes in the body.  What a perfect pair! Therapeutic humor uses the power of smiles and laughter to aid in healing.  Laughter appears to […]

Bipolar Disorder?  ADHD?  It Might be Both.

Speed goes up.  Emotions go down.  Up, up, up.  Down, down, down.  Bipolar disorder and ADHD look a lot alike.  You need strategies to tell them apart.  Here’s how. Bipolar disorder moves from feelings of euphoria down to depression.  The challenge is that it’s also characterized by impulsivity, physical over-activity, and mood reactivity.  These also […]

15 Tips to Help Teens with ADHD Transition to College

  Leaving high school.  Got into college.  Ready to step out into the real world.  Guess what?  Just 5% of college students with ADHD graduate.  There are ways to turn things around. College students with ADHD make up between 2% to 8% of the student body.  Unfortunately, they are less likely to feel confident in […]

15 Assistive Technologies for ADHD in HS/College and Workplace

  People with ADHD are characterized by impulsivity, inattention, hyperactivity and distraction.  Cognitive issues further impact personal, school, and work activities.  Assistive technology (AT) is designed to level the playing field by working around challenges. Behavior Reading Writing Organization Learning Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is […]

Labeled?  5 Tips for Overcoming the Stigma of ADHD

ADHD can affect anyone regardless of age, culture, gender, ethnicity, or social class.  Public attitudes and beliefs expose them and their loved ones to prejudice and discrimination.  Internalization can result in embarrassment or self-loathing.  There are strategies to turn these negative perceptions around over time. The challenges of ADHD are not always limited to primary […]

ADHD and Critical Thinking: Can skills improve?

People with ADHD and thinking skills?  It’s tough… how about critical thinking?  It’s tough, but there are strategies. Critical thinking uses working memory to think and solve problems.  It requires learners to recall previous information, training the brain during the process.  It recognizes the changes as a result of  greater demands. The United States ranks […]