Tag: ADHD

Helping your student with disabilities prepare for the future

An article in the Conversation (July 25. 2017) by Dr. Joseph Madaus offers sound advice for students with disabilities and their parents.  The article text is reproduced below under a Creative Commons — Attribution/No derivatives license. Summer is a busy time for high school juniors.  They are getting ready to say goodbye to school as … Continue reading Helping your student with disabilities prepare for the future

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Fact Sheets: “What is ADD/HD?” and “Elements of Focus”

ADD and ADHD If you have ADD or ADHD, or suspect you do, check out "What is ADD/HD?" which briefly describes what ADD and ADHD are, describes strengths and offers strategies to be more effective in the classroom and while studying. There is even a quick self-assessment included. Elements of Focus If you have ADA … Continue reading Fact Sheets: “What is ADD/HD?” and “Elements of Focus”

Don’t Have ADHD? Meds Won’t Improve Grades

The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRCA)** August 17, 2017 ADHD Weekly,  reports that the rumored effects of taking stimulant medication as a as a study or test-taking aid in their quest for higher grades is a false promise. According to researchers, these medications cannot be seen as improving academic achievement, instead, the medications address … Continue reading Don’t Have ADHD? Meds Won’t Improve Grades

8 Simple Ways Parents Can Teach Kids to Get Organized

Children and teens with ADHD and other learning difficulties typically have trouble with organization, time management, and transitioning to living independently. They need specific training on how to manage those skills, which are crucial for college and beyond. But, to varying degrees, nearly all young people have trouble with these issues says Elizabeth C. Hamblet, … Continue reading 8 Simple Ways Parents Can Teach Kids to Get Organized

The Inside Track: ADHD Tips From My College Years

Rae Jacobson has ADHD.  She survived college and is now is a writer from Brooklyn, New York. Her special interest is ADHD and learning disabilities in women and girls, drawing on her own experiences with ADHD.    In this post from  the blog, Inside Track, she shares  her personal tips for  managing college and doing well. … Continue reading The Inside Track: ADHD Tips From My College Years