‘ADHD’ Blog Posts
Brain-Based Learning: Auditory Processing ActivitiesMarch 12th, 2019 2019-03-13T18:41:05-07:00 2019-03-12T10:02:33-07:00
Three brain-based auditory processing disorder activities for kids of all ages. These activities improve learning skills while you have fun. Auditory processing is one of the three avenues we learn academic skills from. Remember, we learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic processing). That being said, APD – an auditory processing disorder was found to be present in 43.3% of those that struggle with learning (2009 The National Center for Biotechnology Information). Read on to learn the behaviors that indicate your child may have difficulties with auditory processing.
ADHD Sleep Problems and LearningMarch 5th, 2019 2020-03-10T10:20:01-07:00 2019-03-05T12:05:33-08:00
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.
Reading Activities Help Dyslexic and ADHD Kids Love ReadingJanuary 16th, 2019 2020-04-29T07:51:13-07:00 2019-01-16T15:55:49-08:00
Reading activities and games are a great way to help your kids improve both their reading skills and their love of reading. When learning becomes fun, in a relaxed atmosphere kids do better and their skills improve. Learning is a lot more fun when you are playing a game.
2019 Goal Setting, Executive Function, and Planning SkillsJanuary 1st, 2019 2019-01-01T12:20:55-08:00 2019-01-01T08:28:46-08:00
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 Closure, Visual Closure and Reading FluencyNovember 27th, 2018 2018-11-28T21:28:06-08:00 2018-11-27T16:22:39-08:00
Auditory and visual closure play an important role in reading fluency. Auditory closure is the ability to bring sounds and/or words together to gain meaning from them, visual closure is the ability to bring letters, partial letters, or words together to make sense of them.
Activities to Improve Executive Function SkillsFebruary 26th, 2018 2018-11-13T18:18:42-08:00 2018-02-26T21:37:59-08:00
Before we can get into executive function activities, it is important to understand what executive function is. So, what Is Executive Function? Executive function is the term used to describe a set of mental processes that helps us connect past experience with present action. We use executive function when we perform such activities as planning, organizing, strategizing and paying attention to and remembering details.
How the 5 Senses Impact How We LearnFebruary 19th, 2018 2019-01-01T12:11:43-08:00 2018-02-19T12:16:52-08:00
The 5 Senses Impact on How We Learn – How we learn, how we intake information directly impacts our ability to succeed in school. Parents frequently email me or call my office looking for help for their child or teen. They don’t know why their child struggles in school. They just know that they do. Learn what impacts learning skills.
Executive Function Skills and An Argument for HomeworkSeptember 18th, 2017 2017-09-19T01:48:10-07:00 2017-09-18T12:55:27-07:00
Developing executive function is a key benefit of homework. Kids can and do learn these skills with short 15 minute assignments. They don’t get burned out or hate school if the total homework only takes 15 minutes. The detriment of homework comes in when daily homework is longer than that.
Learning Disabilities HelpAugust 28th, 2017 2017-08-31T19:44:37-07:00 2017-08-28T09:22:51-07:00
Learning disabilities and ADHD impact between 15% to 20% of the population. That is 9 to 16 people on a street with 20 homes. That being said, according to the CDC, less that 1 in 3 children with ADHD receives both medication and behavioral therapy. And, students with learning disabilities earn lower grades and experience higher rates of course failure. Listen to find out what you can do to help learning disabilities kids improve their skills.
5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field TripsAugust 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11-07:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08-07:00
By having a framework or structure to your family fields trips, you can drastically improve memory skills. If you do not have a bit of a structure to your trips, your kids are not as likely to remember the great things you have done as a family together. With these family field trips, you can improve your vocabulary, memory and factual knowledge base.
Back to School Supplies for Dyslexia and ADHD KidsAugust 8th, 2017 2017-08-01T18:38:56-07:00 2017-08-08T12:30:39-07:00
Can back to school supplies really help with school success? School success depends on a number of characteristics: willingness to learn, attending classes regularly, asking questions, being attentive, doing and turning in assignments. One thing that strikes me here is the doing and turning in assignments characteristic. Studies have shown that students tend to do well in school when they have the tools they need handy. So, what are some of those ‘must have’ tools? Are there any ‘secret weapons’ so to speak that will really help your child succeed?
6 Back to School Tips for Dyslexia and ADHD KidsAugust 1st, 2017 2017-08-01T18:31:20-07:00 2017-08-01T12:00:49-07:00
Back to school tips: There are specific things you can do to make learning easier for your child with dyslexia or ADHD. Start off by letting your child know that you do remember some struggles from last year. What can you do differently this year?
As Summer Break is Winding Down, Get in a Few Family ActivitiesJuly 24th, 2017 2018-09-01T00:04:59-07:00 2017-07-24T22:17:43-07:00
Summer break is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. There is nothing like taking the last few weeks of the summer and infusing in some extra fun while gearing your kids up for the new school year. This is especially important if your kids have any learning problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. Giving your kids the best start you can is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.
6 Fun Family Activities Prevent the Summer Slide!July 19th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:04:18-08:00 2017-07-19T15:17:48-07:00
It’s not too late to prevent the summer slide with fun family activities. The activities are geared for elementary, middle, and high school kids. Listen to the audio. Activities include weekly trips, nature adventures, and home activities.
5 Signs of ADHDMarch 14th, 2017 2018-02-20T22:22:17-08:00 2017-03-14T12:00:12-07:00
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 ADHDMarch 7th, 2017 2017-03-08T02:05:59-08:00 2017-03-07T12:00:56-08:00
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.
Teaching Kids Decision Making: Raising Thoughtful VotersNovember 1st, 2016 2018-10-31T20:21:54-07:00 2016-11-01T16:17:33-07:00
Election day is just around the corner. Many people have already started voting by absentee ballot. The debates, surveys, projections seem to be everywhere. That being said, how do we teach someone or as a student learn to be a thoughtful voter?
Whether we realize it or not, we actually vote on ‘stuff’ every day. A vote for something is a decision or choice about something. For example, if you are thirsty and you get a drink of water, the act of drinking water rather than juice, coffee, tea, or a soft drink is an ‘act’ of voting or choosing water.
ADHD Symptoms? Suspect ADHD? Diagnosed with ADHD?September 27th, 2016 2022-02-09T18:34:38-08:00 2016-09-27T12:10:46-07:00
In order to be diagnosed with ADHD by a professional, the ADHD symptoms must have persisted for at least six months and have been present before the age of 12 years according to the DSM-5. The symptoms must also be severe enough to disrupt school, as well as home life.
Learning Disabilities Help for Your ChildAugust 29th, 2016 2018-12-12T16:02:49-08:00 2016-08-29T06:03:38-07:00
Learning disabilities and ADHD impact between 15% to 20% of the population. That is 9 to 16 people on a street with 20 homes. That being said, according to the CDC, less that 1 in 3 children with ADHD receives both medication and behavioral therapy. And, students with learning disabilities earn lower grades and experience higher rates of course failure. Listen to find out what you can do to help your learning disabilities kids improve their skills.
How to Write a Paragraph With EaseMarch 17th, 2016 2016-03-17T13:17:55-07:00 2016-03-17T01:37:29-07:00
Often teachers presume their students know how to write a paragraph. They assign them to write a paragraph either in the classroom or at home and expect them to know how to do it. This makes paragraph writing difficult. Without specific instruction taught repeatedly, students do NOT typically know how to write a paragraph. Mastering any type of writing needs both practice and review, including review of the step-by-step instructions.
Learning Challenged? Dyslexia? ADHD Kids? Help for Parents Is HereJanuary 20th, 2016 2018-12-12T16:22:52-08:00 2016-01-20T23:12:00-08:00
Learning Challenged? Dyslexia? ADHD? Autism?
So many of our children are struggling in school. School work is hard, homework is hard. The arguments about homework seem to be never ending!
You just know that you want it to stop. You want learning to be easier for you son or your daughter. You may even know that 6 out of every 30 kids (average class size) has some sort of learning problem. The knowing of that is good, realizing you are NOT alone, but that doesn’t help to end the struggles.
Holiday Activities Reduce Stress Over the Holidays for Dyslexia and ADHDDecember 5th, 2015 2015-12-05T02:29:05-08:00 2015-12-05T01:40:36-08:00
Holiday Activities: Keeping my children engaged over the holidays can be daunting or it can be fun. I don’t like being stressed so I always think of a plan to keep everyone engaged in a variety of activities that can be done without a ton of running around. To that end, I have created the following list of family holiday activities. Each activity builds family comradery as well as learning skills.
Reduce Holiday Stress…with 7 Holiday Activities for Dyslexia and ADHD KidsNovember 25th, 2015 2016-02-02T23:12:57-08:00 2015-11-25T01:56:11-08:00
Executive Function and LearningSeptember 15th, 2015 2015-09-15T20:23:31-07:00 2015-09-15T01:40:23-07:00
Executive function is a term used to describe a set of mental processes that helps us connect past experience with present action. We use executive function when we perform such activities as planning, organizing, strategizing and paying attention to and remembering details. Learn how executive function impacts learning.
Back to School – Need Dyslexia, ADHD, Learning Challenged, Special Needs Help?August 7th, 2015 2016-09-21T02:14:52-07:00 2015-08-07T20:00:37-07:00
Back to school videos to improve spelling, reading comprehension, and reading fluency. Short activities really make the difference. Learn special techniques that help those with dyslexia, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism learn with greater ease. 4 video lessons.