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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 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.

Talking to Your Child’s New Teacher About ADHD

Sep. 12, 2022

Open, ongoing communication between parents and teachers is essential for children with ADHD. Follow these guidelines to get things started off on the right foot.

5 Tips for Meeting Your Child’s Emotional Needs as they Return to School

Aug. 01, 2022

It is hard to know how to support your child when they are struggling emotionally. Here are five simple tips to help you get started.

Turning Summer Learning Loss into Summer Learning Gains for Children with ADHD

Jun. 13, 2022

It isn’t always easy to convince children with ADHD to participate in academic activities over the summer, but it is more essential than ever this year. The effort that you and your child invest in their academic growth will pay off when they start their school year off with confidence in the fall.   

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

Apr. 11, 2022

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.

The ADHD and Math Connection

Apr. 04, 2022

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

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.

Harnessing Creativity in Children with ADHD

Dec. 13, 2021

Many parents wonder if children with ADHD are more creative than those without, and if their child’s creativity can help them overcome some of the challenges associated with ADHD. Encourage your child to develop their creativity at home, at school, and through extracurricular activities. Over time you’ll see their confidence grow as they strengthen their talents and make friends with other passionate and creative children.

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. 

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