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Category Archives: ADHD

ADHD Melt Down? MOTIVATION

ADHD = hyperactivity galore.  Why do they shut down at a moment’s notice?  Motivation changes everything. Motivation is something that gets students with ADHD going, keeps them working, and helps to complete tasks.  It has been conceptualized including inner forces, enduring traits, behavioral responses to sets of beliefs and effects.  Behavioral theories view motivation as […]

Innovative Teaching Makes Happy Folks with ADHD

ADHD students.  Reading/listening. Failure? Try creativity, collaboration, INNOVATION! Innovation is any teaching strategy, approach, technique, or tool that is used in a new way.  It produces quantifiable gains for outcomes or student experiences.  It proactively integrates creativity into the classroom. The first day of Algebra 1.  The same old thing.  “What do we need to […]

Students with ADHD Rock it with Learning Styles

  Liberation!  Study “your way.”  Students with ADHD improve low self-esteem too. An individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which a student absorbs, processes, comprehends, and retains information.  Students with ADHD utilize different styles and techniques.  They tend to have a dominant style of learning and far less with others. Visual:  Images, […]

People with ADHD with Dyslexia too? Yes!

50 – 60% of people with ADHD also have a learning disability (LD).  8 – 17% have Dyslexia.  These challenges further aggrevate the learning for students with ADHD. Encourage that it is not a sign of laziness. Affects the way they processes written and spoken language. Reinforces that understanding complex ideas is unaffected. Increase low […]

ADHD earns $4,500 less!

College graduates with ADHD earn $4,500 less than their counterparts.  They are more likely to be fired.  Additionally, they change jobs more frequently based on their challenging work habits. Set multiple alarms to avoid being late. Use task lists to avoid being bogged down for simple tasks. Organize desk area to deter mountains of paperwork on […]

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 […]

“Just sound it out.” “Say what?” Reading 101 for teens and young adults with ADHD

Decoding is the letter-sound relation used to pronounce written words. It’s also what some might call reading. By improving skills, readers develop the ability to recognize words quickly and identify words they haven’t seen before. There is an ongoing contention regarding decoding interventions. Some focus on translating print into speech by rapidly matching letters. Others […]

ADHD:  Finding Academic Success by Overcoming Challenges

One of the most serious challenges faced by teens and young adults is regarding educational outcomes. High School Experience significantly higher retention rate (42%). More are suspended (60%). Highest drop-out rate (32%). College Fewer enter college (22%). Lower GPA (1.7). Lower graduation rate (5%). These intervention strategies remediate situations. Find a “good fit” for teachers/professors. […]