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Join ADHD Blog Author Dr. Mary Rooney and Huntington Learning Center in discussing important information and tips for parents of children with ADHD.
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The ADHD and Math Connection

Although math may not come easily to children with ADHD, most can perform at grade level with modified instruction and additional support. So, while it may be tempting to let your child slide in math and allow them to focus instead on subjects that come more easily, you will help your child in the long run if you provide the math support, they need now.&am read more

The Connection Between Working Memory and ADHD

Poor working memory is perhaps the biggest factor driving attention problems and hyperactivity in the classroom—and one of many traits associated with ADHD. Working memory enables us to temporarily hold new information in our minds and use this information, in combination with our existing knowledge and skills, to guide our behavior or solve an immediate problem.

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Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety

For kids with ADHD, additional factors like low self-esteem, poor study habits, organizational difficulties, problems with chronic procrastination, and difficulty staying focused during class and during exams also contribute to test anxiety. While a mild amount of anxiety can help with focus and motivation during study sessions and exams, the high levels of stress, nervousness, and fear that accompany test anxiety will actually have the opposite effect.

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Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADHD

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The Importance of Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills to Children with ADHD

We now know that ADHD is not typically something that children outgrow, so your child will need to continue to advocate for themselves throughout their lives. It is never too early to start preparing your child for this transition

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Executive Functioning Strategies for Children with ADHD

All children and adults with ADHD have weaknesses in at least some domains of executive functioning. For many parents and teachers, conceptualizing ADHD symptoms within an executive functioning framework can be helpful. Children with ADHD benefit from the use of tools and strategies that minimize the impact of executive functioning weaknesses and strengthen executive functioning skills over time. 

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