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The Brain – Adolescents With ADHD

People with ADHD have different brains than non-ADHD brains. No kidding! It has a smaller brain volume. There’s a different structure, function, and chemistry. What else? The smaller volume of ADHD brains impacts emotional processing. This impacts behavioral control and executive functioning. What does this mean for “our kids” with ADHD? Act on impulse. Get […]

ADHD and Autism: Emotions What Do You Need to Know?

Meltdown! We’re hanging around “our kids” with ADHD and Autism. Behavior goes up. Then it’s sIowly down. Yelling. Crying. As a former teacher, I’ve got this long enough to know the issue. It’s called emotional self-regulation. Emotional-control is the ability to respond to ongoing intense demands. It establishes a range of emotional experiences in socially […]

Autistic Adults Making Friends: How Can We Help?

  Adults with Autism (ASD) are notorious for having inappropriate social skills. More than 50% do not have friends at work. The first step is to learn what a “real friend” looks like. Chill out Cheer up People to have fun with Likes you for being you Stands up when others attack Causes People with […]

Homework Strategies for ADHD and Autism

Homework: What is it? It’s designed to help students taught in class. Learn content that goes beyond what was introduced in class. It also reinforces course content.

ADHD and Innovation: Do they really have a leg up?

What is innovation? A new method. A new idea. A new product. Better solutions. Innovation is the ability to generate something original and unprecedented. “Novel. Action of…” It’s eventually relevant and useful too. Incremental (most common): Uses existing technology, increases value. Disruptive (stealth): Apply new technology to improve the inferiority of existing products/services. Harder to use […]

“Just sound it out.” “Say what?” Reading 101 is for babies.

Reading is for teens and young adults with ADHD and Autism (ASD). Now it inclues special education, learning disabilities, and content-area reading.  Decoding is the letter-sound relation used to pronounce written words. It’s contention regarding decoding interventions. Some focus on translating print into speech by rapidly matching letters. Others find the key in the combination […]

8 Tips for Online Accommodations for High School Students with ADHD and Autism

Our ADHD and Autism students are everywhere! In the 2018-2019 school year, 71 million students received special education services (IEP). Even more received accommodations as a result of Section 504. What happens when class moves around? These 8 tips will facilitate transitions from brick-and-mortar buildings to distance education. Definitions to Remember Accommodations change how a […]

Top 5 Tips for Online College Students with Autism

Around 1/3 of Autistic high school students go onto college. Good news, right? How many graduate? Not many. Learning can be a challenge for “our kids” on the Spectrum. They need supports from high school + more. Here are 5 tips and tricks to smooth out the ride to college academic and social success. Encourage […]

ADHD Time Management Techniques for College Success

Missed deadlines? Poor quality of work and assignments? Inequality at school? Poor time management is the key. Don’t give up. Here are 10 tips to turn things around. Going to college is challenging, especially for people with ADHD. Unstructured time is great. Well, as time passs they’re less likely to notice that unscheduled time is […]

10 Tips to Stop Summer Learning Loss

The time has come around again. Summertime. Recent analysis shows that most teens with ADHD and Autism (ASD) lose 2 to 3 months of academic skills. Fortunately here are strategies to prevent losses. There are also specific ones based on the disability as well. Here we go! The brain is a muscle. You must exercise […]