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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.

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.

Five Steps for a Smooth Transition Back to In-Person School for Kids with ADHD

Aug. 02, 2021

Back-to-school is going to feel different this year for kids who are returning to full time in-person learning after spending a year or more attending school remotely or in a hybrid format. For kids with ADHD, a smooth transition is going to require extra planning and support from parents and teachers. Here are five steps you can take to support your child as they begin the new school year.

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.

Ten Simple Time Management Strategies that Work for Teens with ADHD

Jun. 14, 2021

The most successful time management solutions for teens with ADHD are those that are simple enough to use day after day all year long. By helping your teen identify the biggest sources of their time management stress, you can identify which time management strategies might be the most helpful. Here’s a list of 10 simple time management strategies that your teen can start using right away to help improve their time management abilities.

ADHD and Time Management Challenges

Jun. 07, 2021

All teens struggle at times to manage competing activities, commitments, and assignments, but many teens with ADHD have severe time management problems that go beyond what most at their age experience. These difficulties with time management can cause significant anxiety and stress for the teen throughout the school year. Fortunately, time management skills can be learned by just about anyone, including teens with ADHD.

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