A Fresh Take on Back-to-School Readiness

The new school year is about to begin. Are you ready? Is your child? How will you each know? To answer that question, you first each need to consider what you want the outcome to be. What accomplishments and feelings would you each like to have on the last day of school? Essentially, what are your goals? In future blogs, we will be addressing how to develop some important tools and strategies for building your child’s Executive Function skills (the … Read more

5 Critical Life Skills That Build Independence & Confidence

Teaching life skills to children and teens with ADHD is no simple (or quick) task. Weak executive functions and limited parental patience interfere with the process, but learning life skills is critical not only for gaining independence but also for improving self-esteem. Here are five good tasks to teach. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Visit my author page on ADDitude Magazine online for more articles. Click Here

Typing, Handwriting, and ADHD

I first learned to enjoy expressive and research writing while I was in graduate school.  This was also when I was introduced to computers (yes, I owned an original Macintosh back in the 1980s).  I found that not only was it easier to type on, than on typewriters, but I discovered that I could move my ideas around the screen as my concepts grew more crystalized without having to use bottles of White-out or start over on a new sheet … Read more

Are the Costs of Helping Your Child Keeping You from Seeking the Proper Support?

Perhaps an HSA, FSA, or HRA can help. Expenses can quickly add up when you have a child with ADHD or learning challenges.  While insurance may not cover many of the costs associated with best treatment practices (parent coaching, student coaching, tutoring, etc.), there are options to have some of these expenses paid for using tax-free funds. I am not a tax specialist by any means, however, I do encourage you to see if you can take advantage of opportunities … Read more