School and Learning

School and Learning

Negative Assumptions about Students with Disabilities

Yes, we are all more than our diagnosis, but negative assumptions about students with disabilities run rampant in our culture. Often kids with learning disabilities are seen as less intelligent or competent by peers or adults.  Sadly, they may begin to believe that they are … Continue reading Negative Assumptions about Students with Disabilities

Academic Support for Teens & College Students

School-based interventions improve academic performance and social relationships. For high school students with ADHD who already run a higher risk for underachievement and dropping out than neurotypical kids, having support services can make all the difference. This recent study also showed that whatever services kids … Continue reading Academic Support for Teens & College Students

22 News Mass Appeal: Alternative ways to honor 2020 graduates during COVID-19

(Mass Appeal) – There’s a lot of disappointment for the graduating seniors this year: prom dresses will be left hanging in the closet; mortar boards will not get tossed in the air. Clinical psychologist Dr. Sharon Saline joins us today to talk about how you … Continue reading 22 News Mass Appeal: Alternative ways to honor 2020 graduates during COVID-19

The SSAT: Navigating Parenting and Learning in a Remote Environment

As we navigate unusual circumstances with our children moving to remote learning during COVID-19, we know that families have questions around screen time as well as the social-emotional issues related to the physical isolation children are experiencing. We presented this webinar with information from SEL … Continue reading The SSAT: Navigating Parenting and Learning in a Remote Environment

IECA Insights: Female Students With ADHD: How IECs Can Help

Nia was so excited to go to college. She’d been diagnosed with inattentive attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in eighth grade and received accommodations, such as extra time on tests, preferential classroom seating, and getting copies of teachers’ notes. An executive functioning coach helped her … Continue reading IECA Insights: Female Students With ADHD: How IECs Can Help

ADDitude Magazine: How Do I Know If My Teen Is Really Ready for College?

Your teen with ADHD has his heart set on a four-year college far from home. How do you know if he’s really ready and able to live independently while also managing a challenging college course load? The answer is rarely clear cut, but here is … Continue reading ADDitude Magazine: How Do I Know If My Teen Is Really Ready for College?

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Homeschooling a child with ADHD? Here’s some expert advice

As you collapse into bed after another exhausting day of managing your child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 24/7, you’re probably wondering how your family is going to survive an extended stay-at-home order. While it’s challenging enough for you to stay calm in the midst of all of … Continue reading The Philadelphia Inquirer: Homeschooling a child with ADHD? Here’s some expert advice

Share My Lesson: Daily Schedule for ADHD Families: Remote Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

ADHD Distance Learning: Setting Up for Success The coronavirus outbreak is changing our lives by the moment, but one constant is true: You’re unsure how to manage several weeks of closed schools and social isolation with your children, who happen to have ADHD. The big … Continue reading Share My Lesson: Daily Schedule for ADHD Families: Remote Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

Psychology Today: Graduating Seniors with ADHD

It’s just not the senior spring semester you pictured. No in-person ceremonies, no senior week festivities and no special celebrations. For many seniors, school is (almost) over. Instead of participating in typical end-of-the-year traditions, having meaningful goodbyes with friends, you’re closing your computers and sitting … Continue reading Psychology Today: Graduating Seniors with ADHD

Psychology Today: Home from College and the Novelty’s Worn Off: Now What?

This is nothing you ever expected—being stuck at home 24/7 with your parents and siblings while being separated from your friends, your school and your job. Academic, social and financial changes increase your stress with no clear solutions in sight. It’s natural to feel disappointed, … Continue reading Psychology Today: Home from College and the Novelty’s Worn Off: Now What?

The Inquirer, Daily News, Philly: How can I help my child with ADHD have a successful school year?

Start the school off right. Helpful recommendations to get students with ADHD – and their parents – organized and focused. continue reading…

WGBY: Building A “Better Brain” Can Help Kids with ADHD

DrSharonSaline joined #CPonWGBY to discuss how building a ‘better brain’ can help children & teens with #ADHD and what parents can do to help start the process.

ONE37pm: How to Use Hyperfocus for Success, and Not Get Sucked into the Vortex

How to Use Hyperfocus for Success, and Not Get Sucked into the Vortex “You know that zone when you become so immersed in work that the rest of the world fades away? You accomplish a lot, but you also forget to eat, sleep, or interact … Continue reading ONE37pm: How to Use Hyperfocus for Success, and Not Get Sucked into the Vortex

Kids In The House: Collaboration is the key for back-to-school success with ADHD kids

“As schools open their doors for students, it’s time once more to begin thinking about the year ahead. For many kids, and especially those with ADHD, summer is a huge relief from academic and social pressures. Most of them don’t relish the return to classes … Continue reading Kids In The House: Collaboration is the key for back-to-school success with ADHD kids

Back-to-School Basics: Collaboration Leads to Academic Success

As schools open their doors for students, it’s time once more to begin thinking about the year ahead. For many kids, and especially those with ADHD, summer is a huge relief from academic and social pressures. Most of them don’t relish the return to classes … Continue reading Back-to-School Basics: Collaboration Leads to Academic Success

22 News Mass Appeal: ADHD Study Tips

Kids with ADHD have insight into what works well for them, and what doesn’t. Collaborate! I explain how parents and kids can work together to build routines, expectations, and incentives.

Worthington Direct Blog: HOW DOES A CLASSROOM DESIGN AFFECT A CHILD’S ABILITY TO LEARN? 14 MEDICAL & EDUCATIONAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN…

Student outcomes are the most relevant factor when it comes to measuring the success of a learning environment. Though classroom design has an important influence on learning achievement, the majority of time is spent on traditional methods of enhancing the learning progress, such as executing … Continue reading Worthington Direct Blog: HOW DOES A CLASSROOM DESIGN AFFECT A CHILD’S ABILITY TO LEARN? 14 MEDICAL & EDUCATIONAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN…

Avoiding the Homework Hassle

It’s 5:30 p.m. You have arrived home from work with a pizza for dinner to find a pile of dishes in the sink, the television blaring and your kids’ stuff strewn on the kitchen counter. To make matters worse, you received a phone call earlier … Continue reading Avoiding the Homework Hassle

Settling Back into School with Success

Once the excitement of returning to school wears off, it’s time to assess how well the transition to school has actually been going. By now, the patterns of waking up early, doing homework and managing activities has settled in–for better or for worse–and the carefree … Continue reading Settling Back into School with Success

Beating the ADHD Back to School Blues

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

Feeling overwhelmed by something? Break it down!

One of the most common problems for many kids with ADHD is getting 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!

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