Dear Dr. Saline, Yesterday, I received a phone call from the school counselor about my daughter, age 12. She’s not completing her work in class, often forgets to turn in her homework, can’t recall directions, and spaces out during lessons. When she’s frustrated with an … Continue reading Ask Dr. Saline: What Does ADHD Look in Black and Brown Girls?
Dear Dr. Saline, What is the main skill to work on with someone to help with their executive functioning difficulties? Assuming they are not on meds. Sign-up for my newsletter + Free Handout | Ask Dr. Saline From Dr. Saline Dear M: When I … Continue reading Ask Dr. Saline: How Do I Build New Skills with Executive Functioning Difficulties?
Dear Dr. Saline, My son is now a junior in high school and is having trouble with the increased workload. I suspect something may be wrong. Where do I start with the process of getting him evaluated and diagnosed for ADHD? Sign-up for my newsletter … Continue reading How do I get my child properly evaluated and diagnosed for ADHD?
The beginning of a new year typically marks the middle of the school year and mid-year report cards. Of course, students with ADHD want to do well in school, and most of them put a lot of effort into their work. But at the same … Continue reading Ways Parents Can Set realistic Goals For The Academic School Year
Can you relate to the following scenario? You are in the kitchen trying to prepare dinner while you are talking on the phone and checking your texts as soon as a notification appears. Meanwhile, your teenage son is watching television while doing math homework and … Continue reading The Myth of Multitasking & Ways to Create Better Routines that Help you Feel Less Stressed and Anxious
.It’s that time of year when parents and kids anxiously await their first report card. School is often the toughest area of functioning for neurodivergent kids and teens because academic performance requires using all of the executive functioning skills with which they struggle. For neurodivergent … Continue reading The Best 5 Tips for Managing a Disappointing Report Card with Your Child
Recently, one of my clients Kaya, with adult ADHD made an astonishing discovery. She read an article in the New York Times about brown noise, and wondered if it could help her focus on the unpleasant but necessary tasks. Like doing her taxes, writing proposals for … Continue reading Keys to better productivity with ADHD: How you can improve the 4 types of focus
October is ADHD Awareness Month ̶ a time to reflect on the uniqueness, wonder, and yes, even the bravery shown when managing the challenges of living with ADHD. If you or someone you love has ADHD ̶ you know that it’s not always easy to … Continue reading ADHD Awareness Month is about celebrating who you are! Accentuate the positive with A+ expert advice.
Many adults with ADHD struggle with structure, following rules and creating new routines. Starting a tedious, unrewarding task can be challenging, and it can be equally tough to stay with it until completion. Neurodivergent people can be overly fixated on maintaining a routine at the … Continue reading The Best Routines for Adults with ADHD: Reduce Stress & Anxiety
Now that the school year is in full swing, I’ve noticed that more parents are sharing how much their kids with ADHD dislike school. Neurodivergent children and teens with ADHD, ASD, a learning disability, or other mental health issues work hard to hold it together … Continue reading 4 Eye-Opening Reasons Why Kids Say “I Hate School!”