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Tag Archives: teaching strategies

Math Learning Disabilities and ADHD: What does it mean?

Math Learning Disabilities:  Do they exist? Students with ADHD often struggle in math.  The question is:  Are there really math learning disabilities?   Yes, but they’re tough to diagnose.   Some research contends that 26% of students with ADHD have dyscalculia.  Others say that the number is higher (71%).  Identifying when a challenge rises to something […]

ADHD: Empowerment for Us All

People with ADHD have a lifelong condition.  Fortunately, symptoms change over time.  Weaknesses can transform into abilities beyond their wildest dreams. Attentiveness, impulsivity, and behavior are common symptoms of ADHD.  People with this disorder need to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of themselves.  They should be ready to combat false impressions from others. To […]

ADHD and Critical Thinking: Can skills improve?

People with ADHD and thinking skills?  It’s tough… how about critical thinking?  It’s tough, but there are strategies. Critical thinking uses working memory to think and solve problems.  It requires learners to recall previous information, training the brain during the process.  It recognizes the changes as a result of  greater demands. The United States ranks […]

ADHD Literacy: Talking about Talking

Let’s Talk!  Wait, we want students with ADHD to stop talking.  Here’s why they should. Let’s define 21st Century literacy.  In the past, it was simply made up of reading and writing.  Now it’s grown to include listening and speaking too. Oral literacy and speaking skills are important in order to convey personal needs and […]

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How Teachers Teach Matters, Especially with ADHD

It goes without saying:  Students with ADHD have challenges beyond paying attention.  Teacher-directed, student-centered strategies create an environment for academic success.  Increasing involvement and responsibility for learning is key. ADHD is a disability that impacts physical, mental, and emotional components of an affected person.  ADHD in teens and young adults is further impacted in academics, […]

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ADHD folks: Looking for flexibility? Try Universal Design for Learning.

UDL isn’t the same ol’ thing. Flexible environments accommodate individual learning differences. This scientifically valid framework is especially beneficial to students with ADHD. Universal design is an educational process based on cognitive neuroscience research. It is a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments. Especially important for students with ADHD, UDL is designed […]