Category Archives: Students

Working Effectively with ADHD Youth

/ February 20, 2014/ Resources, Students

Roxanne had a unique experience recently when she participated in a twitter chat hosted by Boost Collaborative, an organization that creates opportunities for change in educational and social services agencies serving youth in the out-of-school time hours. The topic of the Boost Twitter Chat was “Inspire Learning: Effectively Working with Students with ADD/ADHD.” For a

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Getting The Right Kind of Help For Your Child – And You!

/ August 11, 2012/ ADHD Information, IEPs and 504s, Parenting, School, Students

Parenting is simultaneously the hardest and most rewarding job a person can have. There are extra challenges when you have a child with ADHD, especially if your child is struggling in school, the main job of childhood. It’s heartbreaking to watch your child have difficulty with learning and homework, and particularly frustrating when you

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Succeeding in College

/ November 28, 2011/ College, Resources, Strategies, Students

Here’s another one of the tips from our book, 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD: A Full Year of Valuable Tips & Strategies from the World’s Best ADHD Coaches & Experts!!! Available from Amazon.com College can be particularly challenging for students with ADHD because academic expectations increase while there is a decrease in external structure.

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Accommodations for Students with ADHD

/ November 21, 2011/ IEPs and 504s, School, Students

Students with ADHD may qualify for a Section 504 Accommodation Plan if their symptoms substantially limit one or more major life activities (including learning). The accommodations that are provided are intended to level the playing field to ensure “meaningful equal opportunity” at school. The accommodation plan should include a description of the student’s challenges

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College and ADHD

/ November 1, 2011/ College, Strategies, Students

Academically, college can be a challenge for any student – but especially for one with ADHD, learning disabilities or related issues. Academic expectations increase in college at a time when there is a decrease in external structure from parents and school. There is often limited feedback on class progress, as tests occur infrequently, and daily

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Middle and High School Students – Why a Coach?

/ January 26, 2011/ Coaching, Strategies, Students

During the middle and high school years, workloads increase while teachers and parents typically expect the students to take on more responsibility for their homework and outside activities. The combination of increasing environmental demands and higher expectations for independence is particularly difficult for students with ADHD. This is where a coach specifically trained in

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