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.
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.
Congratulations! Your ADHD teen has earned their diploma. Now for the next challenge: commemorating this milestone with a graduation gift that prepares them for a successful and organized life. Whether hunting for a practical present or a heartfelt keepsake, you are covered with this treasure trove of graduation gift ideas from ADDitude, ranging in price […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Rashida-Perry Jones, a board member of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), says, “Too often ADHD is unrecognized, misdiagnosed, and mislabeled in the African American community.” Ms. Perry-Jones also says, “Typically, it’s teachers who first recognize the symptoms of ADHD in their students. But there’s a double standard in many schools, with African American […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Students with ADHD face a “perfect storm” of challenges transitioning into college. Although they may have functioned well in high school with the support and scaffolding of parents and teachers, all that falls away precipitously when they begin on campus. College students are faced with multiple new challenges. These include a heavier workload with more […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.