A Spooktacular Halloween with ADHD

Spiderman. Elsa. Pokémon. Batman. Halloween is always an exciting holiday for kids, dressing up as their favorite characters and heading out for Trick-or-Treating.  All that candy!  For any parent, managing the bag of candy that comes home that night can be challenging.  But for parents whose children have ADHD, with all of that candy comes…

Ramp Up Reading Skills

Reading skills are central to every academic subject, and kids who struggle to read are at risk for difficulty in math, science, history, and writing. Research shows that kids with ADHD are more likely to have reading challenges than kids without ADHD, possibly because of working memory and processing speed weaknesses. Reading problems may be…

1+1=? ADHD & Common Core Math

Kids with ADHD often struggle with math. Difficulties with sustaining attention, working memory (manipulating numbers in your head), organization and planning all interfere with math learning and performance. Starting from an early age, kids with ADHD struggle to memorize math facts and are prone to making errors on simple math problems. As they progress through…

SAT and ACT Success for Students with ADHD

For high school students the school year may just be starting, but it’s never too soon to start planning for college admissions tests like the SAT and ACT.  Standardized tests are challenging for most students, and even more so for teens with ADHD. With ADHD it can be difficult to complete timed tests, avoid careless…

I Feel Like I’m Bribing my Child! Bribes vs. Rewards

Children with ADHD often need rewards and structure to help them succeed at challenging or mundane tasks and learn new behaviors.  While rewards are a valuable ADHD management tool, it’s not uncommon for parents who use rewards to say that feel like they are simply bribing their child to get them to meet basic expectations….