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Tips to Make Life Easier for Your ADHD Student

Jul. 14, 2024

Here are a few things you can easily do at home to help your child stay on top of school, despite the challenges created by ADHD

5 Tips for a Successful Start to the School Year for Students with ADHD

Jun. 20, 2024

As summer winds down, feelings of dread about the upcoming start to the school year can begin to creep in for students and their parents . Many students with ADHD struggle with the adjustment to new classrooms, classmates, and teachers at the beginning of each school year, and unfortunately, a tough start can be hard to bounce back from. 

5 Steps for Helping Children with ADHD Stop Interrupting

May. 23, 2024

Children with ADHD need support from their parents to change their habit of interrupting. Here are five steps that you can start taking today to help your child stop interrupting.

The ADHD and Math Connection

Apr. 11, 2024

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

The Connection Between Working Memory and ADHD

Feb. 09, 2024

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.

Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety

Jan. 21, 2024

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.

Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Oct. 31, 2023

There is a wide range of accommodations available for students with ADHD, and these strategies typically cluster around completing<span class="NormalTextRun SCXW24355

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

Sep. 28, 2023

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

Executive Functioning Strategies for Children with ADHD

Sep. 13, 2023

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. 

Tips for Avoiding Meltdowns During Transitions

Aug. 03, 2023

Consistent routines and expectations are essential for helping children with ADHD manage transitions, but they may not be enough for those who struggle the most. Here are other suggestions that might help.

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