School and Learning

School and Learning

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.

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

Networx Interview: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl

“The first thing your home needs if you have a hyperactive child is to be as free of clutter and chaos as possible,” said Dr. Sharon Saline PsyD. Saline has a practice in Northampton, MA and has been a school consultant regarding children with hyperactivity … Continue reading Networx Interview: Can a House Calm a Hyperactive Kid? by Cris Carl