Train All Teachers About ADHD Challenges

Train All Teachers About ADHD Challenges blog 8.17.23

It is time to train ALL teachers on how to Understand and Support Students with ADHD, Executive Dysfunction, and Behavioral Challenges. Teachers and their students deserve it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 9.8% of school-age children have been diagnosed with ADHD.  Most of these children are educated in the general education classroom, … Read more

Consistent Parenting and Setting Limits

Being Consistent and Following Through As a consistent parent who sets limits and boundaries, you can help your child feel safe and confident. When a child or teen knows that you will follow through on your word they will have a sense of boundaries and will know what to expect. Does this sound like you? … Read more

What is Executive Dysfunction?

Executive Dysfunction

Have you ever heard the term Executive Dysfunction? Executive Function is the set of mental skills or processes that allow us to use our intelligence and problem-solving abilities to help us work toward achieving our goals.  They affect a person’s ability to plan, organize, initiate, and complete tasks. It is a common problem for people … Read more

Phonics or Balanced Literacy: How Does Your School Teach Reading?

Sold a Story: How does our district teach reading?

I was an active member of my school’s PTA over 20 years ago. I became aware that my district was using a highly regarded balanced literacy/whole language reading program to teach children how to read. This same program was being used in most schools nationwide.  As parents, we were concerned that our children were not … Read more

ADHD and Dyslexia – They Often Walk Together

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As many of you know, it is not unusual for people with ADHD to struggle with reading skill development. In fact, of people who are diagnosed with ADHD, 30-40% will struggle with dyslexia.  While many children seem to pick up reading with little effort, most of these children need more guidance and practice to become … Read more