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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 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

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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.

ADHD and Sugar Cravings

May. 08, 2023

Research shows that low levels of dopamine, the chemical in the brain thought to be at least partially responsible for ADHD symptoms, is also related to cravings for sugar and other carbohydrates. Since kids with ADHD have chronically low levels of dopamine, they are more likely than other kids to crave and eat sugary or carbohydrate-heavy foods.

Helping Children with ADHD Develop a Growth Mindset

Dec. 05, 2022

Fostering a growth mindset in your child can help to counteract some of the negative academic experiences and criticisms that they encounter because of their ADHD. Fortunately, mindsets can be changed! As a parent, here are a few steps you can take to help your child shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset:  

5 Steps for Helping Children with ADHD Stop Interrupting

Nov. 07, 2022

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.

Setting realistic expectations for children with ADHD

Oct. 03, 2022

Children with ADHD need clear and consistent expectations in order to thrive at school and at home. Expectations provide structure and consistency, and help them strive to reach their full potential.

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