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 […]
Teens live for their cell phones…90% of ’em all. You think that the biggest challenges come from throwing them? No…cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, email, chat rooms or social media used to intimidate, harass, threaten, or humiliate someone. It has increased among teens as they have more access to electronic […]
Off the presses: ADHD does not manifest in the same way for boys and girls. Keep your eyes open when trying to diagnose girls for ADHD. Display greater academic impact. Lower levels of hyperactivity. Less peer aggressive than boys.
Powerful tools: A pen coupled with paper. An impact on physical well-being. Just a few sentences a day can reduce stress, anger, sadness, and anxiety. What could be better than that? Traveling in the WayBack Machine… Oh no! Visiting a high school where everyone is taller than me…even the freshman. How can this happen? Is […]
Professionals know everything. Why do we think that we get better advice if we pay a lot? DUH…She says that big dogs need big rewards. So what is it? Chicken. Day 1. My little princess Odie walks by my side. Casper pulls to the right. Chicken. “Good boy.” Day 2. My princess is right by me, […]
Auditory processing transfers sound into the ear and is then interpreted through mental processing. When delays occur, breakdowns result in difficulties in following verbal instructions. It can exasperate the ability of students with ADHD to filter out noise in the classroom. Maintain structure and routines. Provide preferential seating (front of the classroom). Present short, specific […]
Executive functioning abilities (cognitive processing) are mental skills to get things done. They help people organize and act upon information. These abilities are often a struggle for teens and young adults with ADHD. Planning Remembering things Paying attention Allowing someone to juggle multiple tasks These challenges become obstacles in completing tasks both in and outside […]
Are ADHD kids like the Energizer Bunny? Traveling on the Wayback Machine… Ahhh…summer. Half a day working with 3-6 year olds with ADHD. Ha! Less than 10 kids and I have an assistant. This will be a walk in the park compared to my 30+ teenagers crammed into a small room. I wonder why […]
“Mindfulness” is all the rage, but it’s really just yoga. It seeks to harmonize mind, body, and spirit. Take a few minutes…experience the impact for hours. Warrior pose: Strengthens arms, thighs, and back. Stretches his flexors and abdomen. Improves balance and concentration.
Is bullying a problem? Set the climate. Try day-one strategies. Continue to infinity. The continuing adventures of EdieLovesMath… Well, I’ve already taught math so student teaching will be a cake walk. An experienced teacher, a good-humored paraeducator, and me together…What could possibly go wrong? Why do I keep asking that!!! Day 1, the first period […]