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Category Archives: School Issues

ADHD Students: Got good grades? Here’s how to keep them.

Summer slide?  It’s not in the playground.  Don’t fall victim.  Something comes up and steals academic progress, as much as 2 months. Summer slide describes the loss of academic skills over the summer break.  As a result, education does not continue.  This loss  is especially severe for students with ADHD because they are not engaged […]

ADHD Folks Never Stop Learning. It’s Lifelong.

  Students with ADHD fight in class.  Behavior sometimes changes as they age.  Why work when there are accommodations?  Lifelong learning in the 21st Century.  That’s why. College isn’t just about getting a degree.  It’s about the the ultimate welfare of students, especially those with disabilities.  Taking the initiative to learn, students with ADHD strive […]

The ADHD High-Stakes Disaster

High-stakes testing can be a quick path to failure.  They’re sometimes used to determine academic punishments.  This includes penalties, sanctions, and rankings, with a clear line drawn between those who pass and those who fail. Communicate with teachers early.  Establish strategies for everyone. Learn the vocabulary.  Standardized test vs. achievement test. Contact guidance counselors.  Discuss […]

ADHD and Addiction? 30% – 50%

It is common for people with ADHD to turn to addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. Their attempt is often to improve abilities, help them feel better, or self-medicating. The activities work at first, providing them with ADHD relief. Ultimately, these high-risk behaviors can result in academic failure, incarcerations, or death from […]