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, Ready, Set, Work: Help Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work You are not alone on this journey! Cindy

clutter and ADHD

Is Clutter Controlling Your Child’s ADHD Life – or Yours?

Two years ago, when I first moved to Colorado from New York, I met Beth Blacker, Founder and Chief Clutter Controller of It’s Just Stuff. I love her enthusiasm and passion for helping anyone struggling to create and maintain organizing systems for daily life. As a specialist in ADHD, I certainly know how complex and deeply rooted these struggles can be. In this article, Beth shares some really good organizing tips and advice for children with ADHD (& their parents) and … Read more

Speech Language Pathologist ADHD

5 Ways Your School Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child

When you think about the role of a speech-language pathologist in a school, do you immediately associate this person with the job of fixing speech problems, such as a lisp or an “r” sound? What you may not realize is that SLPs possess much more of a range of expertise. They possess knowledge and skills that are key to supporting students and facilitating academic and social success. I have asked Speech-Language Pathologist Lauren Albert if she could explain some of … Read more

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

handwriting and ADHD

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

The Challenges of Learning in the Digital Age

Recently, I attended the National CHADD conference. This was my 10th year at CHADD where we learn, debate and exchange new methods and ideas. It was, as always, an intense experience. Imagine being in the same space with all of the top experts in the field – the eminent researchers and practitioners, as well as many parents and adults impacted by ADHD, all teaching and learning from each other. I got to hug and reminisce with people I have been … Read more

ADDitude Magazine Online: Ready, Set, Work: Help Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work

Here is an interview with Susan Kaufman of ADDitude Online and Cindy Goldrich, where Cindy explains hot to help your child start work in a timely manner. Part of ADDitude’s ADHD Experts Podcast: Ready, Set, Work: Help Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work In this webinar, parents will learn: 1. How to help your child understand and feel the benefits of starting work in a timely manner 2. How to create a comfortable workspace that breeds confidence 3. How … Read more