Let’s Stop Timed Tests

Stop Timed Tests

Adam Grant, a well-known Organizational Psychologist and Psychology Professor at the Warton School of Business, recently wrote an excellent opinion piece in the NY Times titled: The SATs Will Be Different Next Year, and That Could Be a Game-Changer (NY Times, Sept. 20, 2023). Please read this article by Adam Grant and his take on timed … 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

Adult ADHD and Motherhood: 6 Expert Tips for a Calmer Home

Adult ADHD and Motherhood

Adult ADHD and Motherhood can be stressful. Below are 6 tips from Dr. Scott Shapiro, Psychiatrist and Therapist, that will help bring more calm, organization, and enjoyment to your daily life. I first became acquainted with Psychiatrist Scott Shapiro when we were colleagues years ago working for Dr. Edward Hallowell at the Hallowell Center in … 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

Distance Learning: A 504 Plan for ADHD That Works

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If your child has an IEP or a 504 Plan for ADHD or other learning challenges, you may need some new tools and ideas to help your child adjust to working remotely. My daughter, Carly Goldrich-Wolf, MS. Ed. offers some solid guidelines on how to smooth out the challenges your child may face with distance … 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 … Read more

When School is Out for Summer – Learning Isn’t! The Value of Pre-Teaching

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I recently met Brandon Slade, who runs an after-school and summer program for middle and high school students who struggle with ADHD, executive function, and dyslexia.  We were discussing the challenges some students have with the pace and level of work they must master, even though they are very bright and capable of learning the … Read more