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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.   

Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety

May. 02, 2022

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.

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

The Connection Between Working Memory and ADHD

Mar. 14, 2022

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 Helping Students with ADHD Overcome Reading Challenges

Mar. 07, 2022

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="

5 Strategies to Help Children with ADHD Work and Learn Independently

Feb. 07, 2022

Weak executive functioning skills related to organization, planning, self-monitoring, and motivation make it challenging for children with ADHD to work and learn independently. To build independence in children with ADHD, parents need to provide routines, organization, and structure around homework or remote learning activities while also taking a step back and becoming less involved in the details of the academic work. 

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).

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.

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