Dyslexia Is Your Child Struggling with This?

  When a parent or teacher recognizes that something isn’t clicking as a child is learning to read, it’s normal to search for answers on the road to a complete diagnosis and response plan. Reading issues can be difficult to diagnose, but dyslexia is sometimes the culprit. Did you know that dyslexic students can often […]

6 Tips for School Success with ADHD: Yes, It’s Possible!

For parents of kids with ADHD, it should be affirming to know that October is ADHD Awareness Month. It’s definitely a reminder that you are not alone! We understand the unique challenges of ADHD for students, but we also celebrate the opportunities that exist for success…and there are many!  When parents ask what strategies our […]

5 Ways to End the Homework Hassle

Let’s play a game of word association. If I say “homework,” what comes to your mind? Is it the highlight of your evening and family bonding time or tears and hassles?  I know the answer to this question! The amount of stress homework produces, on a daily basis, can be destructive to families and frequently […]

The New Meaning of RTI (Response to Intervention)

The timeline to receiving an ADHD diagnosis can be varied depending on how much a parent or guardian advocates for intervention and a diagnosis.  As young as three, I felt that my son was struggling to meet the benchmarks for a child his age.  He always seemed a bit behind, slightly not focused, and overly […]

Be on the Look-Out: ADHD Boy with a Blankie

Mother of four but feels like much more.  Sound familiar?  Some days I thrive and some days I survive.  Having an 11 year old with ADHD and as an educator for children who learn differently, I am well aware of ADHD behaviors.  I do my best to be proactive to avoid emotional meltdowns and behaviors […]

If the Morning Routine Leaves You Feeling Like You Ran a Marathon, Your Child May Have ADHD.

As I began to reflect on the day of a life of a child with ADHD, it became readily apparent that capturing snapshots from the period between getting up and going to school would provide more than enough information about how challenging a typical routine can become when a child experiences symptoms of ADHD-distractibility, impulsivity […]

5 Ways to Help ADHD Kids with Responsibilty

Children with ADHD and anxiety often have a difficult time managing their own daily responsibility. These five tips will help your ADHD child stay organized, on-task, and learn valuable life skills. Stay organized-Use a planner to keep track of homework and tests dates.  Also keep assignments in a folder or binder and remember to clean […]

Delaney’s Deliberations: Between Wild and Wise

What happened between wild and wise? I used to like to be considered wild, but now, at 65 years of age, I feel I have earned the right to be considered wise. You know, “A wise old woman once told me….” Well, I want to be that “wise old woman” (there is still a bit […]

Amanda’s Story- 8th Grade Girl with ADHD and Math Anxiety

There are many ways anxiety can manifest in school-age children, including difficulties separating from parents, specific fears about certain subjects (e.g., math, writing), bouts of test anxiety, stigmatizing social anxiety or generalized anxiety. It is not uncommon for these children to “keep it together” all day as model students only to “melt down” and “fall […]

Top 5 apps that every student needs to stay organized and focused

Tablets, iPads, and Apps, Oh My!  Today there is an app for everything; manage tasks, edit photos, pay bills, and gather coupons. While working with students who have ADHD, Dyslexia, Anxiety and Executive Function concerns, I have found several excellent apps that help them stay organized and focused. Check out the top five apps that […]



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