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Tag Archives: teens

Autism + Journaling = Empowerment

Difficulty interpreting social cues? Preoccupations with certain topics? Difficulty relating emotions? They’re symptoms of teens and adults with Autism (ASD). An innovative solution is journaling. US Autism rates have increased by 10% in 2020. This is due, in large part, to the fact that it can be diagnosed as early as 24 months of age. […]

ADHD in Girls.  They Have it Too…A Lot!

Count it out.  50% to 75% of girls with ADHD are missed.  It doesn’t manifest in the same way for boys and girls.  Keep your eyes open when trying to diagnose different genders. Girls with ADHD have unique needs and characteristics.  It is more likely for 13.2% of boys to be diagnosed as having ADHD. […]

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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, […]

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 […]