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Tag Archives: behavior

Teacher-Student Relationships: A Key for Teens and Young Adults with ADHD

ADHD is characterized by inappropriate levels of impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Add challenges like self-regulation and behavior, and they present a major challenge in the classroom. Teachers can provide solutions. The first step is to identify specific characteristics. Characteristics Struggling in relationships Less engaged Avoidance of working (alone, in groups) Battles with authority Intrinsic motivation […]

Troubles in class? Build Coping Skills

Want to find new strategies for teens and young adults with ADHD?  Try building coping skills. The goal isn’t that they have to think about things or details.  Luckily it minimizes, frustrates and values time. People with ADHD often have challenges with executive functioning. This includes confusion with writing, reading, and organizing time. It is beneficial […]

ADHD and Family Interventions: The Answer to Your Prayers

Adverse symptoms of ADHD affects family members more drastically than many disorders.  Challenges increase and become more prominent in different ages. ADHD often affects all aspects of a teen’s life.  Indeed, not only the child. It adversely impacts parents and siblings, causing ongoing disturbances as well.  It also increases healthcare costs, using it as a […]

Building Habits = Finding Success for People with ADHD

Ask yourself about ADHD:  Cure disorganization?  Trouble getting out the door?  No chance completing school/work tasks?  It’s all about having good habits. The symptoms of ADHD can be tied to brain wiring.  Incompatible activities can make it inconvenient to follow.  Combinations of tasks cause a delay in the beginning.  It’s difficult to maintain forward progress. […]

ADHD and Immaturity: Frustration Galore!

Act your age!  Immature?  You bet, and there’s science to back it up. It takes longer for people with ADHD to mature.  This nonlinear process causes a back-and-forth that stifles long-term development.  Children can be more than 3 years behind.  It takes adults until their late 30s to reach maturity levels of 21-year-olds. The decreased […]

ADHD and Medication:  The Never-Ending Battle  

Beginning in 2006, researchers and government advisors urged new warnings and information for parents using drugs to treat ADHD.  To date, these recommendations have not been fully implemented. People with ADHD are well known for their impulsivity and hyperactivity.  With medication, sometimes side effects further aggravate this depiction. Sleep problems Headaches Cardiac risks Loss of […]