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Understanding the Connection Between Emotion Regulation and ADHD

Parents and teachers of children with ADHD know that it doesn’t take much to trigger big emotional reactions and have seen firsthand the ways that these reactions can cause problems with their child’s friendships, strain family relationships, and interfere with their child’s ability to focus on schoolwork or homework. However, because <span class read more

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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The Money Talk: Conversations Every Parent Should Have with Their ADHD Child

Managing money is challenging for everyone, but especially for those with ADHD. As a parent, it’s important to start discussing money with your child who has ADHD from an early age—even preschool or elementary school.

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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 Helping Students with ADHD Overcome Reading Challenges

ADHD-related weaknesses in working memory and sustained attention lead to problems with reading accuracy and comprehension. These problems often present as tendency to rush through reading assignments, miss key details, and skip full sentences or paragraphs while reading. Making important connections while reading and pulling out the main idea(s) are also more difficult for students with ADHD<span class=" read more

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