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End Bullying With Compassion

Students with ADHD are more likely to bully others.  In fact, they are four times as likely to do so. The ongoing question is: How do they interact with peers? The feeling is that it arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering.  ADHD characteristics pose huge problems. Almost 30% are involved in aggression. Fortunately, […]

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Feedback: Conversations to School Success

Teacher talks. Our ADHD kids talk back. The never-ending circle continues. What is it? Feedback. Feedback is a research-based technique that improves classroom instruction. It is an essential part of education.  The question is how. Methods used for teens and young adults with ADHD integrate IEPs and 504 Plans to identify abilities and challenges. Unfortunately […]

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Discipline Techniques that Motivate

People with ADHD are known for their explosiveness. Common problems include defiance and aggression. Emotional outbursts occur when they are asked to do difficult or challenging tasks. Luckily there are solutions. Discipline techniques incorporate enforcement with concern. Problems and work often relate to correct behavioral issues. Verbal and written occur in the loss of privileges. […]

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Making ZZZ’s. The Challenge of ADHD and Silent Disruptors

Noisy Students with ADHD? Think about the ones who are quiet…silent disruptors. Students with ADHD  often lack the courage to speak out about things that matter to them. It’s a challenge to cut through complex issues. Feeling uncertain, they ask permission to be their true self. Look for signals. Minimum depth of knowledge  Unsuccessful at […]

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Teens and Adults with ADHD and Autism (ASD): Build a Better Person Through Confidence.

Confidence at school: What is it? Standing tall, feeling sure of self and abilities. People with #ADHD and Autism (#ACD) often face a hold from outsiders.These results can cause them to be held back from reaching their full potential.  Confidence is not biased, but secure. Benefits come from feelings for life’s uncertainty . The rom […]

Emotional Intelligences: The Answer to Our Prayers?

Do older kids with ADHD understand their emotions? What about others? It may be difficult to understand. It’s all about emotional intelligence. Self-emotion is the key to finding their personal goal. Taking another’s feelings into account is important. So is emotional maturity. The missing link for people with ADHD falls into a variety of environments. […]

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Does Dance Help ADHD?  Absolutely

Dance Therapy (DT) is used for students diagnosed with ADHD. Movement has been a long-term method for modifying elements. It reduces hyperactivity, impulsivity, and distractibility. Another benefit is reducing stress and emotional ups-and-downs. Alternative Treatment Research on people with ADHD has shown the positive effect and value of Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT). Sessions are held in […]

Can My Child With ADHD Get Accommodations in College? Well, Sometimes.

College students with disabilities can face more challenges compared to elementary and high school. This is especially true for students with ADHD. There are learning strategies for the college application process focused on accommodations. Some colleges/universities make it easier; review the list to learn what they are. The application process is more established on learning […]

Are Our Kids with ADHD Superheroes too? Look for “Islands of Competence.”

Is ADHD a Gift? Look for “Islands of Competence.” Is ADHD a gift? Some say yes. Some say no. Look beyond the black-and-white. There are strategies to find out what they are. Encourage students to see the pluses where they excel above others. Common Strengths Dynamic Personality: Watch for self-deprecating humor. Risk-Taker: Victories seem impossible, […]

Is my medication for my ADHD working? How will I know?

Ever wonder why medication is often the first choice in treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Consider that they are only 20% to 30% effective. The trick is finding which, if any, will work. Parents face a dilemma when selecting stimulant medication for their child with ADHD. It is key to explore perspectives based on challenges. There […]

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