As the beginning of school approaches or, perhaps, has already started, many kids with ADHD/ADD can feel a mix of excitement and dread. Some are excited to see their friends again but dread the start of the academic year. Others would just prefer to avoid … Continue reading Beating the ADHD Back to School Blues
Category: School & Learning
Feeling overwhelmed by something? Break it down!
One of the most common problems for many kids with ADHD is feeling overwhelmed by a task. Whether it is doing homework, cleaning up a bedroom or looking for a summer job, they feel swamped and don’t know where to begin. Often, they avoid doing … Continue reading Feeling overwhelmed by something? Break it down!
Helping Teens Thrive in High School-Versan Educational Symposium
“Helping Teens Thrive in High School” Versan Educational Symposium, Kingston, Jamaica, 2014; Kingston Local Radio
Personal Project Planners
Whether it’s writing a paper or cleaning up your desk, some projects are just hard to get to and even harder to finish. You simply consider organizing the mound of papers and junk on your kitchen table and a wave of fatigue sweeps over you, … Continue reading Personal Project Planners
Effective Communication – The Rule of Three
Parents and teachers often complain to me that kids with ADHD don’t remember things they are told. This forgetfulness happens for a number of reasons—poor working memory, internal or external distractions, limited ability to sequence information into steps, anxiety about forgetting—and changing how you talk … Continue reading Effective Communication – The Rule of Three