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Understanding the Connection Between Emotion Regulation and ADHD

May. 09, 2022

Parents and teachers of children with ADHD know that it doesn’t take much to trigger big emotional reactions and have seen firsthand the ways that these reactions can cause problems with their child’s friendships, strain family relationships, and interfere with their child’s ability to focus on schoolwork or homework. However, because <span class

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.

4 Tips for College Success with ADHD

Feb. 14, 2022

Successful college students with ADHD recognize that they will need extra support throughout college and work with their parents to get this support in place before they begin their freshman year. The following four steps will help students with ADHD get on the path to college success.

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. 

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.

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).

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.

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