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Reading and Science for ADHD and Autism. It’s a Mess!

ADHD and Autism: Reading and science. Important part of many professions.  It’s not enough to read aloud. It`s important to understand upper-level books. Classroom strategies help students to gain knowledge. Science teachers often hold the responsibility for much of teaching reading in high school. Are they prepared? Not alone. What’s the problem? Reading is extremely […]

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What Can Parents Do For ADHD Behavior?

ADHD teens and young adults out of control? Parents hold the key. But how? What is the behavior for ADHD teens like? Greater highs and lows for sure. Difficulty to deal with frustration. Poor decision making. Wow! Behavior of teens with ADHD is off the hook. This is especially true with behavior in school. Problems […]

Help! I am Autistic and Unmotivated!

    Many Autistic people have behaviors that make them appear lazy to others. They might play video games, watch TV or do crafts for hours to relieve stress and escape negative feelings and thoughts, or may not get things done, because they are so busy trying to function in a world that was not […]

What do you do when students with ADHD don’t have an IEP or 504 Plan?

Does a student with ADHD show up without an IEP or a 504 Plan (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)?  They benefit from being actively engaged. What happens if they don’t get acccommodations? Traveling on the Wayback machine to the world of math… Ahhh…heaven.  Pre-algebra for 6th graders.  What could be better than […]

ADHD – Autism: Warning Signs for Learning Disabilities

 Learning disabilities. Do you know what they are? Probably. Did you know that 50% of Autistic people have a learning disability? How about 50% of children and adolescents with ADHD have at least one learning disability. Let’s learn about it. Defining learning disabilities is a challenge. It depends on who’s asking. There are several types […]

10 Autism Tips: Vocabulary to Increase Communication

Estimate: 1 in 54 children in the United States have Autism. Do “our kids” on the Autism spectrum have vocabulary problems? Maybe yes. Maybe no. It depends on how you define it. I found 3 definitions on Dictionary.com. The body of words used in a particular language. Words used on a particular occasion. The body […]

What Happens When Kids Live on Their SmartPhones?

Screen Time How much time do you spend on your phone every day? Answer? More than family time. How about your kids? Less than you! Dinner Parties Work Games Social Media Believe it or not, adults spend more screen time than kids. Luckily, there are apps that can track duration, identify apps, and research notifications. […]

ADHD Related Burnout – Yes, it’s Real!

  Exhaustible! Exhaustion! Fashionable complaint? Nope. Burnout is an official diagnosis. Yes…it’s legitimate. Especially people with ADHD. Legitimate symptoms are used to qualify for burnout. There are feelings of exhaustion or energy depletion. There is an increased mental distance from one’s job or negativism related to one’s job. Evaluating the job performance, there is reduced […]

“Hocus Focus” – Creative Learning Through the Arts

Hocus Focus (Magic to learn) Hocus Pocus –‐> Hocus Focus What is it? It’s creative learning through the arts. It’s a program for at-risk learners.  Yes, students with Autism too. Magic tricks address challenges that face students with Autism. This includes behavior, linguistics, and social cognition. Autism (ASD) is a serious developmental disorder that impairs […]