Teens with Autism are more likely to be bullied than peers. 45% of high-functioning adults with Autism report being bullied as children. Stop the cycle with these research-based strategies.
Many symptoms between ADHD and Autism overlap. One major symptom is being unable to pay attention and sit still. For many, it’s very painful to pay attention and sit still, unless they can keep their hands busy. There are many fidget toys available but for some, fidget toys don’t work. Some people need […]
Bullying a problem? For sure! The U.S. Department of Education has placed it as one of its important issues for the decade. Research proceeds. It’s especially important for students with ADHD. As targets. As bullies too. The numbers don’t lie. Students with ADHD are 10 times as likely to be bullied. On the other hand, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]