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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.

Helping Kids Cope with School Anxiety

Apr. 05, 2021

While remote learning has kept students engaged in the academic aspects of school all year long, students haven’t been exposed to the additional stressors that come with attending school in person. 

Helping Kids with ADHD Cope with the Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19

Dec. 14, 2020

We are now nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and school closures, social isolation, and uncertainty have persisted far longer than most of us could have imagined. A new survey from Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that parents are increasingly worried about the long-term mental health effects of the pandemic. According to the survey, 66% are worried that their children’s mental health will suffer even more as the pandemic continues this winter, and 57% say they are running out of ways to keep their kids positive.

In a Slump? Tips for Boosting Motivation for Remote Learning in Kids with ADHD

Nov. 16, 2020

November is a tough month for kids with ADHD when it comes to staying motivated at school. The novelty of the new school year has officially worn off, summer seems like a lifetime ago, and holiday distractions are about to come on in full force.

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