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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. 

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.

Understanding and Managing Test Anxiety

May. 03, 2021

Test anxiety can happen to anyone, but it’s much more common in students with ADHD, a learning difference, or an anxiety or mood disorder.

The Importance of Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills to Kids with ADHD

Mar. 20, 2020

As a parent of a child with ADHD, you have undoubtedly spent a great deal of time advocating on behalf of your child. With that in mind, how can you best begin preparing them for the times in adulthood where they will need to advocate on behalf of themselves?

Tips for Avoiding Meltdowns During Transitions

Mar. 17, 2020

Most children with ADHD struggle with transitions at times. When these struggles happen frequently and escalate into meltdowns, tantrums, behavior challenges, and defiance the effects are felt by everyone in the family.

5 Tips for Getting Organized in 2020

Jan. 27, 2020

It’s no secret that getting and staying organized is a challenge for kids with ADHD and for many of their parents. While it’s important to teach kids with ADHD organizational skills, the first step in helping your kids stay organized is to first become more organized yourself.

Tips for Helping Kids with ADHD Manage Transitions

Nov. 26, 2018

In my previous post I discussed the reasons why so many kids with ADHD struggle to successfully transition from one activity to another throughout the day. The good news is that while transitions are much more difficult for kids with ADHD than kids without ADHD, with some targeted support and accommodations, transitioning between activities can become much easier.

Tips for Managing ADHD in the Classroom: Helping Students Stay Organized

Nov. 05, 2018

While it may appear that a disorganized child with ADHD is careless or sloppy, often these students care very much about their materials and wish they could have a neat desk like their classmates. The problem is that the executive functioning skills required for organization are underdeveloped, making it almost impossible for them to maintain an organized desk and work area on their own.

7 Strategies for Making SAT Prep Fun

Jun. 12, 2017

When you have ADHD it’s important to make studying as fun as possible. After all, it is much easier to focus on something that you find interesting, right? With ADHD, knowing how to study for the SAT is half the battle. While nothing can take the place of a structured SAT study program, these fun activities can be great supplements. Since they’re fun and interesting, you’ll be able to stay focused even after you’ve reached your attention span’s limit with your traditional test prep materials.

Making the Most of the August SAT with ADHD

May. 01, 2017

This year for the first time the College Board will be offering an SAT test date over the summer. The August SAT presents a very appealing option for teens with ADHD who feel too busy or overwhelmed during the school year to tackle SAT test prep. In addition, the August SAT gives seniors the opportunity to take the test twice, once in August and once in October, before having to shift gears and focus on writing college application. For juniors, taking the SAT in August can alleviate some of pressure they will fell during what is typically the most academically rigorous year of high school.

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