Children with ADHD: What do we think of? Getting into trouble. Neverending hyperactivity. Ongoing inattentiveness. Childhood symptoms of ADHD are often identified by those things. Add poor grades and bad behavior and you have most people’s picture of how things go. The question is, “Do things ever get better? Perhaps, with age. Until the […]
Teens and adults with ADHD often struggle getting along with others. This is true whether at school, home, or in the workplace. While symptoms can but in, their reactions can be improved with specific strategies.
Doing poorly academically? Behavior problems? In danger of failing socially? Your child with ADHD may qualify for an IEP (Individualized Education Program). Federal laws provide for services for students with disabilities in public schools. Students with ADHD can be eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). […]
In K-12 and higher education, technology is all the rage. However, there’s no secret that parents, teachers, policy makers, and students have disagreeing opinions on its potential benefits. Add the fact that it can be a distraction and the table changes for students with ADHD. Computers have the power to transform teaching through interconnectedness. It […]
Math Learning Disabilities: Do they exist? Students with ADHD often struggle in math. The question is: Are there really math learning disabilities? Yes, but they’re tough to diagnose. Some research contends that 26% of students with ADHD have dyscalculia. Others say that the number is higher (71%). Identifying when a challenge rises to something […]
The diagnosis of ADHD is an ongoing controversy. Should we use interviews? What about checklists? Current research extoles the importance of using medically based diagnostic tools. DSM-5 provides a list of characteristics that must exist for the answer. Yes…it’s the reference tool used for mental illness. Research continues…
Girls with ADHD are more common than you think. As many as 50% to 75% of girls with ADHD are missed, both by parents and at school. Why? They often have different symptoms than boys. DSM-5 uses male-type characteristics for diagnostic criteria. The power is learning the symptoms and how they manifest themselves. Stay current.