The start of college is an exciting time for many teens and young adults, but it’s also a major adjustment, especially for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other neurodevelopmental conditions. “As opposed to high school, university life usually requires a much greater degree of independence and self-reliance, something that individuals with ADHD may struggle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
1. A Little Understanding Goes a Long Way Start by meeting your kid where they are — and really listen to what they’re saying. When a child appears disinterested or unable to start a task or an assignment, try to identify anything that might be getting in their way. ADHD and anxiety often go hand in hand, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Facing College With ADHD: It Is More Than Just the Classroom Our program’s early experiences with college students with ADHD also shed light on the college transition being as much if not more of a test of students’ time management and organizational skills as it was about knowledge and intellect. Unfortunately, difficulties with the former often undermine […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do better when they know what to expect — and what’s expected of them. This is especially true of younger children, who are quick to shout, “I’m bored” if there isn’t something going on every second. So, what can a parent do to make sure their kids’ and pre-teens’ […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Organization and coping skills are put to the test in college. But where, exactly, should your teen train their focus? College students with ADHD and learning disabilities report that these strategies are the most helpful for addressing time-related and productivity challenges. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
New findings challenge the belief that half of children with ADHD outgrow the condition by adulthood. Although patients may show intermittent periods of symptom remission, 90% of children with ADHD followed into young adulthood continued to experience residual symptoms, according to the results of a prospective longitudinal study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry Read […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A year and a half into the pandemic, the crucial and irreplaceable role that school plays in students’ lives has never been clearer. In contrast to last fall, when school buildings in some parts of the country closed for long periods (mostly in blue cities and towns), a consensus has emerged this year in favor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Cheryl Maguire After a meeting at my twins’ high school, I encountered a mountain of water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, lunch totes and more in that lost and found pile. Every year, families outfit kids with new back-to-school clothes and gear. How can we help make sure our kids bring it all back from school? “It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I heard my 7-year-old son’s cries of frustration loud and clear despite the closed door between us. Seconds earlier, I’d left him stationed at a desk in my bedroom, hoping he’d complete at least a portion of his virtual school assignments without me at his side while I left to wash the dishes. “This is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There is, however, a common touchstone shared by people who do and do not suffer from ADHD—the pain of being unable to engage our mind. In a word: boredom. Most of us have been afflicted by boredom at some point, but for people with ADHD, boredom—the really soul-crushing, unremitting kind—is a near-constant companion; always lurking and waiting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.