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How ADHD Affects Learning and Academic Performance

Jan. 10, 2022

Students with ADHD often ‘underperform’ academically as they struggle to absorb new information and complete assignments and exams at a level that matches their intelligence. As you read through the clusters below, think about how weaknesses in some of these areas may be impacting your student’s ability to learn and perform academically.

Qualifying for a 504 Plan or IEP with ADHD

Jan. 03, 2022

ADHD symptoms related to paying attention, remaining seated for extended periods of time, staying organized, and managing impulses make it harder for kids with ADHD to do well in school. Fortunately, accommodations and interventions can be formally requested and implemented through the school’s special education services program via a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Coping with Holiday Stress and ADHD

Dec. 06, 2021

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and also one of the most stressful times of the year for parents of children with ADHD. The excitement and changes in routine make it much more difficult for children with ADHD to manage their emotions and behavior. While you cannot fully prevent behavior challenges during the holidays, there are things you can do to make them less likely to occur.

Rejection Sensitivity in Kids with ADHD

Nov. 08, 2021

Not all kids with ADHD experience Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), and the cause of RSD isn’t well understood. Try these strategies which can help your child become mentally and emotionally stronger. 

ADHD and Sports – Tips for Coaches and Parents

Nov. 01, 2021

Unfortunately, most coach development programs provide little or no training on coaching kids with ADHD. Fortunately, the same behavior management strategies that work for kids at home and at school also work during practice and games.

The Art of Balancing: How to Manage Homework and After-School Activities When Your Child Has ADHD

Oct. 11, 2021

For children with ADHD, balancing homework with sports practices, music lessons, art classes or other after-school activities can be a challenge. However, studies show that children who participate in after-school activities actually do better academically than those who don’t participate.

Creating Home Behavior Charts that Actually Work!

Oct. 04, 2021

There are many reasons why a behavior chart may not have worked in the past, but that doesn’t mean that a behavior chart will never be a success with your child. In fact, most children with ADHD respond effectively to a well-designed behavior chart. Follow a few key principles of behavior-chart design and adjust the chart over time to match your child’s unique needs.

Executive Functioning Strategies for Children with ADHD

Sep. 13, 2021

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. 

Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Sep. 06, 2021

Many students with ADHD need extra assistance in the form of one or more classroom accommodations. All children with ADHD should have at least one evidence-based treatment in place during the school day. That might be a behavior plan, daily report card, organizational skills coaching and support, and/or medication. 

What’s the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?

Aug. 09, 2021

As an ADHD clinician and researcher, one of the most common questions that I’m asked is, “What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD?” Both terms come up regularly in conversation and in the media, making it hard to know which one should be used to describe your child or your students. So, if you’ve been wondering this yourself, here is the definitive answer to the question.

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