Understanding & Utilizing Your Child’s Evaluations

Have you wondered how you can best use the evaluations provided by the school and professionals? Understanding your child’s learning and behavioral profile is essential in helping you and those who work with your child best meet your child’s developmental and academic needs. As I always say, you must “Parent the Child You Have.” With … Read more

Does My Child Need Diagnostics?

Supporting Children and Teens with ADHD, Coexisting Conditions, and ADHD-like Conditions When your child is struggling in school or at home, it’s often hard to determine what are “typical” behaviors or learning struggles and what is beyond what might be considered within the normal range.  I asked licensed clinical psychologist and author Dr. Gene Carroccia … Read more

The Impact of ADHD and Sensory Processing Challenges on Sports Skills

Sports often play a large role in children’s lives, for better and for worse.  If you have a child who enjoys engaging in athletic activities, whether on their own or in organized activities, their attentional and sensory processing challenges may make it difficult for them to fully enjoy their pursuits.  And for children who may … Read more

Launching Into Young Adulthood with ADHD…Ready or Not!

Launching Into Young Adulthood...Ready or Not! by Chris Dendy

It is an honor to have Chris Dendy and Ruth Hughes share about their new book to my PTS Coaching community. I have known both Chris and Ruth for many years through my involvement with National CHADD.  They are each compassionate advocates and outstanding practitioners.  Their new book, Launching into Young Adulthood with ADHD…Ready or … Read more

ADHD is Not a Problem of KNOWING What To Do – It’s a Problem of DOING What You Know

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Ok, school started. Back to the grind.   For some parents, it’s a relief to have the kids back to a routine. But for others, it’s a daily nightmare of prodding them along to reach the potential you know they have. I wish I had the magic bullet for you to convince your child that if they … Read more

Ready, Set…Now How Do I Get Started?

Ready set now how do i get Started

Below is a presentation that I did when I was a Speaker for the International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference in 2020. Getting started is a skill. Help your child or teen get started with these tips, tools, and strategies. I hope you find it helpful! You may also want to view the 2016 ADDitude podcast, … Read more

College Search Considerations for Students Needing Accommodations by Sara Zessar

ADHD and College: Making it work

If you are concerned about your child’s college search, ADHD, and accommodations, you are not alone. I recently spoke with independent college consultant Sara Zessar about college search considerations for students needing accommodations.  Please see her poignant advice below. If you have concerns about how you can best support your child as they consider the role … Read more

Breaking Through the Fatigue Wall – Stress & Executive Function: On the Right Road with Paula Phillips

Stress and Executive Function

I recently had such a meaningful discussion with Paula Phillips from On the Right Road regarding stress and executive function and its effect on learning, and motivation. After a year of pandemic living and online learning, a whole lot of kids (and adults) have been hitting a “fatigue wall”. There are many related reasons, but … Read more

3 Tips for Effective Study Breaks

3 Tips for Effective Study Breaks

If it sometimes seems that your child is not working or studying at their best, it may be that they need a study break. The concern that many parents have about taking study breaks is – how am I going to make sure he gets back to work? Experience and science have shown that our … Read more