‘ADD/ADHD’ Blog Posts
Whether you have inattentive type ADHD, hyperactive type ADHD, or the combination type ADHD, sleep problems often impact you. In fact, studies show that 50% of those with ADHD have signs of sleep deprivation at least a few nights a week.
Setting goals and priorities are the first steps to accomplishing what you want to do. When you set goals, it increases your motivation to take the steps to actualize them. The best way to do this is to write your goals down and then to identify and write the steps you need to take to make them a reality.
Auditory processing is a critical component to reading success. We work on a variety of auditory processing areas every time we do activities from the Reading Pack: Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, Making Spelling Sense, Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills, and The Comprehension Zone. For example, The Comprehension Zone is a game where we play for both auditory memory, auditory comprehension, and reading comprehension. Making Spelling Sense is where we work on auditory discrimination, auditory closure, and auditory memory.
There are 5 hallmark signs of ADHD. These must be present early on and present for at least 6 months. You don’t develop ADHD suddenly in 3rd, 5th or 8th grades.
Attention and ADHD are interconnected. Your ability to attend and stay focused on any activity is directly impacted by ADHD. That being said, ADHD is not a learning disability. ADHD often co-occurs with learning disabilities or dyslexia (about 60% of the time). Those with ADHD, LD, and dyslexia can be successful.
When your child is diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you know there may be problems ahead. ADD/ADHD obviously affects performance in a school setting, as well as other parts of their life. Children and adults with ADHD have neurological gaps that interfere with the cognitive processes of memory, concentration, and attention span. Symptoms of ADHD include poor study habits and missing out on instructions, distractibility, procrastination, impulsiveness, and poor listening skills.
A Parent’s Question: “How do you know if your child has ADHD, or if they’re struggling due to an environmental situation, or when they’ll need professional help?” If you have ADHD, you have it in all places – not just in one or two situations. If the ADHD type behaviors are occurring only in certain situations, there is a problem with that particular setting, but it is NOT ADHD. If your child has the behaviors all of the time, you may want to find out more about ADHD. There are a lot of free checklists online that you can tap into. If the checklists confirm, then you will want to seek a diagnosis by a professional. And, know that there are a lot of alternatives to dealing with ADHD with medication.
Halloween is just around the corner… which means all that extra sugar that kids aren’t accustomed to. If your kids are anything like mine, they really look forward to trick-or-treating…going out with their group of friends, with a parent discreetly behind them. It is always one of the high points of the fall season.
Once my kids got home, they couldn’t wait to show off the amount of candy they got. I knew from past experience that too much sugar didn’t agree with my kids. They would either have a stomach ache or get irritable. I always figured it was the sugar causing it, and it was, but not in the way I thought.
Family Strategies for ADHD Kids is here! Get your FREE Kindle Book on May 1st , 2nd, or 3rd! I’m so excited…the second book in the Winning The ADHD Battle Series is now complete! It’s Family Strategies for ADHD Kids. In my quest to make learning and life easy for hyperactive kids and their parents and […]
FREE Kindle Book on March 7th , 8th, or 9th 2013! Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET here, and I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been working on a new book, School Strategies for ADHD Kids. Most of you know that I work with parents and teachers – helping them make learning easier for their kids, […]
ADHD? Dr. Rory Stern from Help Your ADHD Child Succeed is sponsoring a FREE Webinar: > Learning Challenges for Children with ADHD and How to Overcome Them Space is limited. Tuesday, Jan. 6th, 2013 10am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, and 1 pm Eastern. A recording will be available to those who register! Dr. […]
SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring a FREE webinar How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math School has recently started and the homework wars may have already started too! This is the perfect time to see How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math Reserve your Webinar seat now at: SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring […]
What is ADD or ADHD? The Math Zone as well as board games like the Comprehension Zone, and The Sentence Zone. Listening Skills Exercises Improve Symptoms of ADHD There is a hands-on exercise – Brain Efficiency Exercise that you can do to help with listening skills. This easy exercise helps you to focus attention on […]
Back to School Teleseminar Thursday August 18th: 5pm PST; 8pm EST For the first time ever, Bonnie is opening up her private Awaken the Scholar Within Call to all parents. This is a one time opportunity to have your homework help questions answered so that you can set your child up for a successful school […]
The following article was contributed by Jeremy Fordham Ph.D. programs in medicine, they are typically not versed enough in health care to know that there has been controversy about the long-term effects of ADHD medicine. Most Common ADHD Medication The most common ADHD medications children are prescribed are stimulant drugs, like Ritalin. Unfortunately, there are […]
Is It ADD or ADHD? Attention Deficit Disorder The term ADD attention deficit disorder is a common one today as is ADHD. In fact it is so common because the incidence of attention deficit disorder in 2007 of 4 year- old’s to 17 year-old’s was 9.5%. That is almost 1 out of every 10 in […]
Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills Over the Summer Even though the school year is winding down, as a parent you are thinking about how to improve your child’s learning skills. You know learning shouldn’t end with the end of school. Learning is something that continues throughout life. I know your children don’t want to hear […]
Misdiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD Science Daily. Think about this for a minute. Almost 1 million children are potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD. And what happens when a child is misdiagnosed? More often than not that child is prescribed to take behavior-modifying stimulants such as Ritalin and they don’t need them! Diagnosing ADHD or Misdiagnosing […]
Does Your ADD or ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) Child Dread Going to School? In my 37 years of experience as an Educator, a Learning Disabilities Specialist, and an Educational Therapist, I have found that kids struggling with ADD/ADHD often feel stupid, like a failure, and dread going to school. They may get frustrated with schoolwork […]
What the Schools Don’t Tell You That You Need To Know to Give Your Kids a Learning Advantage Even if They Struggle with Learning Reading, Dyslexia, or ADHD You will learn how to give your child a learning advantage even if they have dyslexia, struggle with learning reading, have ADHD, or take too long to […]
Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) We suspect ADHD…Help!
“FACT – It’s Not Too Late… Give Your Child A 2 To 4 Year Advantage in Learning Reading, Writing and Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” Does your child struggle with learning reading, writing, spelling, or math? Do they have reading comprehension problems? Do they understand their homework? Do they do their homework with […]
Youngest in class get ADHD label Parents often wonder if they should enter their child into kindergarten when they are very close to the age cutoff for entering school. Should you have them start kindergarten or wait another year? A recent study from Michigan State University shows that kids who are the youngest in their […]
The CNN Survey concludes that at some point most parents turn to medication as a treatment to deal with their child’s ADHD. The second most effective treatment parents have used is to make a switch in schools – to a school that is better equipped to work with children with attention deficit disorder. When I […]