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.
By Gina DiTullio Executive function is an umbrella term in neuroscience to describe the neurological processes involving mental control and self-regulation. Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors like controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations. Read the full […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s the start of the fall 2020 semester — the weirdest one that most of us have ever seen. If you are a college student, by now you know whether you’re taking classes live, in a hybrid format, completely online – or not at all in favor of a gap semester or gap year. Though […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Shawna De LaRosa Children with ADHD often do better in the structured school environment, where there are consistent transitions and other students off which to model their behavior. They are also surrounded by educators who can help manage their behavior and provide social-emotional support. At home, parents can emulate this setting by carving out learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sharon Saline Psy.D So far, 2020 has been a bit of a bust for many teens and young adults with (and without) ADHD. Facing an unclear fall semester, everything continues to look upside down…But instead of persistent worried thoughts, you can control and lower the volume on your anxiety by shifting to curiosity. While […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Bea Moise Schools are still deciding how they will proceed for the upcoming school year, and some have already agreed to move forward with virtual schooling…Parents with children that have learning differences such as Autism, ADHD, or Dyslexia will have a harder time helping kids manage their executive function skills at home while learning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Madeline St. Amour Amber Nicole Wolfe had settled into a daily routine that worked well for her. She would go to her classes in American Sign Language at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado, then go to the American Sign Language lab to do her work. Then she would go home and relax. The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Matt Villano, CNN The most important caveat about temporary homeschooling is that it simply isn’t school. Kids accustomed to the school environment won’t be as focused. Lessons won’t be as professional as the ones they’re used to getting. And since local governments are encouraging everyone to minimize interactions with others, socialization will be tough. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, ACC Whether you are a first-time college student or returning to school after years in the workforce, going back to school as an adult can be an exciting, but daunting, prospect. Many ADHDers have anything but fond memories of the classroom but there’s no need for the college experience to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.