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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.

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.

Does ADHD Look Different in Boys and Girls?

Jul. 12, 2021

In recent years, there has been an increased focus among researchers and clinicians on the differences in the way ADHD shows up and is diagnosed in boys and girls. Being aware of these differences is important for parents and teachers who can help make sure that kids with ADHD can get the treatment they need as early as possible.

Why Do Kids with ADHD Struggle with Reading?

Jul. 05, 2021

Reading skills are essential for academic success, and kids who struggle to read risk falling behind in math, science, history, and writing. Reading problems in kids with ADHD can also contribute to conflicts at home as parents struggle to determine whether their child’s reluctance to read is due to poor motivation, willful defiance, or lack of ability.

Raising Kids with ADHD in the Age of “Snowplow Parenting”

Mar. 09, 2020

Recently, “snowplow parenting” has replaced “helicopter parenting” as a way to describe parents who are overly involved in their child’s lives. Like helicopter parenting, snowplow parenting stems from fear, but it’s a fear that your child will not achieve everything that is needed be successful in today’s ultracompetitive world.

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