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Autism + Journaling = Empowerment

Difficulty interpreting social cues? Preoccupations with certain topics? Difficulty relating emotions? They’re symptoms of teens and adults with Autism (ASD). An innovative solution is journaling. US Autism rates have increased by 10% in 2020. This is due, in large part, to the fact that it can be diagnosed as early as 24 months of age. […]

ADHD in Women: The Signs You Need to Know 

Women with ADHD are a mystery. Why? They’re quiet. Suffering from within. What can we do for them? ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder. While it is growing for males (12.9%), only 4.9% of women are diagnosed. This is because females develop better coping skills. Lack of concentration Trouble making friends Distractibility Anxiety/depression Daydreaming Traveling back […]

ADHD Kids Running Wild? Practice Mindfulness.

People with ADHD are notorious for impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness. Other characteristics make it even less tolerable. One solution is mindfulness. Mindfulness is all the rage. What is it? It’s a technique that focuses on your awareness of the present moment. It calmly acknowledges feelings and thoughts. It hones self-control and maintains self-regulation. Mindfulness can […]

Change Your ADHD Brain. Play Chess.

Reasoning and logic aren’t a strength for people with ADHD. They need to catch up with their peers. Playing chess is a great way to do it. Fun too! The United States ranks 24th of 29 developed countries in critical thinking. Problem solving is a particular concern. This is a result of deficiencies in working […]

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ADHD & Autism: 5 Tips to Success in Upper-Level Math

Can our teens with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) be successful in upper-level math? Yes. They just need the right instruction. High school students with ADHD and Autism often struggle in math. From early elementary grades, their math skills are unstable. The deficiencies can last through high school. Fortunately there are strategies to help […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Mainstreaming

Where will your teen with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) be placed? Possibly mainstreamed. Teens on the Autistic Spectrum can receive instruction in several learning environments, The process is outlined in IEP guidelines. The major factor in determining where your child will be taught is “least restrictive environment” (LRE). General education with support General education without […]

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Missing Math Skills for Teens with ADHD

Is math the hardest subject for students with ADHD? Perhaps. They have a higher rate of math learning disabilities compared to their peers. Likely there are strategies to help.  Most challenges for people with ADHD begin in elementary grades. They often continue to adulthood. This results in a breakdown in the learning process.  Highly cumulative […]