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How to Prep Your Child’s Teacher to Work with an ADHD Diagnosis

To start the school year out right for your child with and ADHD (or other) diagnosis, it is important to establish a close collaboration between you, your child’s teacher, any professionals of the treatment team, and your child!  Here is how you can prepare your child’s teacher to best understand your child’s needs to get […]

ADHD in Girls v. Boys

        Although there are many features of ADHD that may overlap between genders, studies have shown there to be characteristics that differ among boys and girls. Neither of these characteristics are exclusive to the gender, but these are generally the characteristics seen in girls and boys with an ADHD diagnosis:  ADHD Features […]

Learning Disabilities or ADHD: Which Is It?

My child is disorganized, has trouble during homework time and following directions, and doesn’t seem to be reading like other kids his age…Is it ADHD or maybe a learning issue? ADHD and learning disabilities often co-occur. In fact, about 1/3 of children with ADHD also have an additional learning disability. Sometimes parents might wonder if […]

Strategies and Resources for Your Child’s Writing Disorder

Writing disorders can make every day school tasks like taking notes, writing assignments into a planner, and completing written work very challenging for students.  Nonetheless, this does not mean that it should hold a child back from learning to be a great writer.  There are many resources available to help assist students become proficient writers […]

Are You a Parent with ADHD?

How many times have you caught yourself going from starting dinner, to doing laundry and helping with homework, to find that dinner is burned and the laundry is in a wet pile? This is one of the many scenarios a parent with ADHD may struggle with on a daily basis. Parenting is one of the […]

How ADHD Impacts Your Child’s Social Skills and Friendships

ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that can affect your child’s ability to regulate his behavior and observe, understand, and respond to his or her social environment. Does your child… Often have problems getting along with other children (i.e. sharing, cooperating, keeping promises)? Struggle to make and keep friends? Tend to play with kids younger than […]

Who’s putting the “Work” in “Homework?”

Many parents can relate to the struggles that homework can create each and every night. Although, at times, it may seem more frustrating than anything else, homework provides an opportunity to practice and integrate what your child has been learning. It also lets the teacher see how your child is doing…so resist doing it for […]