‘ADD’ Blog Posts
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.
11 Auditory Processing Activities You Can Do Without Spending a Dime!December 4th, 2017 2020-04-23T11:49:05-07:00 2017-12-04T11:10:21-08:00
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.
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.
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.
5 Tips for a Smooth Transition Back to SchoolAugust 4th, 2015 2016-09-28T08:06:04-07:00 2015-08-04T00:26:49-07:00
From bedtime routines to morning routines, the successful school breakfast and lunch, your kids will be off to a great school year. Read the 5 Tips to a smooth transition back to school and take advantage of the back to school special too.
ADHD Inattentive TypeJuly 14th, 2015 2020-04-29T07:47:42-07:00 2015-07-14T00:21:48-07:00
ADHD inattentive Type: When your child ‘forgets’ to do things, you might want to try…or when your child ‘forgets’ to do things, you might want to try…or when your child is disorganized with their possessions, you might want to try… Read to find the solutions.
Complimentary Kindle Book: Family Strategies for ADHD KidsApril 29th, 2013 2013-04-29T07:04:00-07:00 2013-04-29T07:04:00-07:00
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: School Strategies for ADHD KidsFebruary 28th, 2013 2016-08-30T03:56:40-07:00 2013-02-28T18:29:31-08:00
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, […]
Improve Your Learning Skills in 20 Minutes a DaySeptember 12th, 2012 2016-03-22T09:18:27-07:00 2012-09-12T19:35:23-07:00
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 ADHD: Treatment Options and At Home Activities That HelpNovember 29th, 2011 2011-11-29T19:15:51-08:00 2011-11-29T19:15:51-08:00
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 […]
Long-Term Effects of ADHD MedicationJuly 3rd, 2011 2018-12-12T16:38:11-08:00 2011-07-03T13:59:55-07:00
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 […]
Misdiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHDMarch 21st, 2011 2015-02-04T23:26:13-08:00 2011-03-21T19:21:04-07:00
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 […]
Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)January 12th, 2011 2011-01-12T14:18:06-08:00 2011-01-12T14:18:06-08:00
Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) We suspect ADHD…Help!
CNN Survey on ADHD Just ReleasedJuly 20th, 2010 2010-07-20T16:34:45-07:00 2010-07-20T16:34:45-07:00
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 […]
How to Improve Reading and Memory Skills and Still Have FunJanuary 7th, 2010 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2010-01-07T19:44:54-08:00
What can you do during the winter weather to help your kids improve their skills? This question is a frequent one for me. Parents are always interested in helping their kids, but it is sometimes hard to stay motivated, especially during the winter months. The following activities work well with all kids, whether they have […]
A Parent’s ABC’s of ADHDDecember 29th, 2009 2009-12-29T20:33:56-08:00 2009-12-29T20:33:56-08:00
I just read this by Lindsey Petersen of 5kidswdisabilities and thought you would all appreciate it. It rings true for so many parents, not just those of ADHD kids. Hope you enjoy… The ABCs of ADHD December 27, 2009 by 5kidswdisabilities The ABCs of ADHD/ADD I’ve read the articles and books on ADHD. I know […]
Writing Problems, Dysgraphia, and Learning Writing SkillsNovember 11th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:27:17-08:00 2009-11-11T13:47:43-08:00
This comment was just left by trexpaddock after viewing the following video. I wanted to go into more detail for you on this post. It is difficult to tell if you don’t understand learning disabilities well, or are just ‘dumbing down’ the material to the point it becomes confused. Hi Trexpaddock, I do try to […]
Back to School Tips for Parents of LD, Dyslexic, or ADHD KidsAugust 25th, 2009 2009-08-25T15:18:15-07:00 2009-08-25T15:18:15-07:00
Back to School… What can you do to make your life a lot easier? Anna Weinstein from education.com contacted me earlier this week and asked if she could interview me about what parents of LD children could do to help there kids have a great start to the school year. We recorded the interview, so […]
Kids with attention problems still struggling in high school, UCD-Michigan State study findsMay 30th, 2009 2018-09-07T16:55:18-07:00 2009-05-30T13:13:05-07:00
Thought you would find this article from the Sacramento Bee interesting. email@example.com Published Tuesday, May. 26, 2009 Six-year-olds who don’t pay attention well in class apparently struggle throughout their school years, and reach age 17 with lower math and reading scores than their peers, a new study shows. The study, by researchers from UC Davis […]
My son is 8 and has really struggled with learning. What do I do? Where should I start?May 27th, 2009 2015-02-04T23:17:52-08:00 2009-05-27T11:03:55-07:00
I have read the free ebook and reviewed the books and kits you have for sale. Does the kit with the five books cover all learning disabilities. I see that the one book helps identify the problem area(s). My son is 8 and has really struggled with learning and he really has a desire to […]
How to Improve Reading in 5 Minutes a DayMay 20th, 2009 2019-01-14T16:29:54-08:00 2009-05-20T16:01:51-07:00
Is Homework Time a Struggle For You?May 15th, 2009 2009-05-15T20:59:17-07:00 2009-05-15T20:59:17-07:00
What do you do when homework time is a struggle? Practical tips to help make your evenings a lot smoother and give you back your sanity. More on reading, writing, and math help.
A Different Perspective on ADDApril 11th, 2009 2015-01-23T23:12:32-08:00 2009-04-11T15:02:02-07:00
Just wanted to pass this along – it may shed a bit of a different perspective on ADD for you… It’s only 2 minutes long. If you’ve got ADD then you have to see this: ==> http://InstantADDSuccess.com/public/232.cfm Many are talking about it… Some say they felt inspiration and hope after watching it! Others say that […]
Why Should I Do an Informal (LD Dyslexia) Assessment of My Child?April 8th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:45:59-08:00 2009-04-08T17:59:18-07:00
One of the critical questions I often get is why should I do an informal assessment of my child? Can’t the school do an assessment and tell me why my child is having trouble learning? Yes, the school can test your child, but the tests used by the schools don’t always give you the whole […]
Confused about ADD & ADHD?April 7th, 2009 2015-01-23T23:12:13-08:00 2009-04-07T17:51:42-07:00
There appears to be some confusion about the terms ADD and ADHD. I often use both of the terms to avoid this confusion. However, the terms aren’t as expressive as I would like because they don’t quite reflect what is actually going on. In fact, there has been confusion going on for a number of […]