Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Managing the College Application Process for Students with ADHD

Making the College Application Process Easier for Students with ADHD Teenagers with ADHD often feel anxious about what the future will hold.  They are not alone in their worry, as parents are often equally or more concerned about the best path for their child. It is therefore recommended that a frank and open family discussion with your teenager about post-secondary plans take place no later than the first half of their junior year of high school. This conversation will ideally … Read more

The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD

The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD is a collaborative book, aimed at providing a unique one-of-a-kind resource for people with ADHD and increasing the awareness of ADHD worldwide. More than 80 co-authors and ADHD experts such as Cindy Goldrich have come together to share their best tips and strategies to succeed with ADHD. The book features strategies and tips for parents of children with ADHD who want to help them succeed; teenagers and college students … Read more

Righting the Off-Track School Year

[Written for Long Island Parent Feb/March 2011] The second quarter marking period is over and your child’s grades have taken a turn for the worse. It’s time to regroup and evaluate where the school year is headed if no changes are made. You are both feeling frustrated and anxious about the months to come. You’ve tried bribes, maybe even used some well thought out consequences, but nothing until now has made a significant, lasting difference. Something is just not going … Read more

School Survival for You and Your Child

Come on, we can do it.  We can make this year just a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable.  Hopefully the burnout and exhaustion of the previous school year has dissipated and you are ready for a new beginning.  For this first newsletter of the new school year I thought it might be useful to review, update and enhance some of our basic strategies to establish a positive outlook for the months ahead.  As always, if you have … Read more

Just What Are Executive Functions?

This article originally appeared as Get it Together!  Tips to conquer your child’s organizational problems in LONG ISLAND SPECIAL CHILD, Fall/Winter 2010/11 Have you ever noticed that staying organized — or getting started on a project and seeing it through to completion — are all in a day’s work for some people, but for others, they don’t know where to begin? Well, that might be due to executive functions and how well they are working — or not working. Executive … Read more

What I Learned About Time Management from Running and a Tomato

Life lessons often come from places you least expect.  Now before you become concerned that I am going to preach the virtues of running or changing your diet, no worries – that’s not my agenda.  I would like to share, however, what I have learned this past year, NOT about Time Management, but TRUE PRODUCTIVITY.  After all, isn’t that the real goal of managing time, to increase your overall success in accomplishing what you want in life? If anyone would have … Read more