First Days of School – Expectation vs. Reality

Kids with learning differences have high expectations for the first days of school. They usually start out the school year with the mindset that they will ace every class, do all of their homework as soon as they get it and make their parents and teachers proud. They believe this because this year will be Read more about First Days of School – Expectation vs. Reality[…]

Why does there seem to be so much family drama?

As I mentioned last time, these kids are just wired a little different. When their neurotransmitters are not firing at their optimum then, they tend to start arguments for no apparent reason. For example, a trip to school can sound something like this. “Are you ready for your test today, honey? “ “I don’t have Read more about Why does there seem to be so much family drama?[…]

The ADHD child and discipline – confusing for parents

  Disciplining the ADHD child is very different than disciplining a child that does not have these difficulties. I should know, I have raised four children with learning differences. ADHD was just part of their diagnosis. I speak from personal knowledge as well as book knowledge. These kids are just wired a little differently. Their Read more about The ADHD child and discipline – confusing for parents[…]

Identifying Leaning Differences at One Year – Is it possible?

Neuroscience has made great in roads in understanding how the brain learns. In doing so, they have also been able to create a clearer view when it comes to learning differences entering the world of a child. These specific learning differences include ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia (difficulty with writing), dyscalculia (difficulty with math) and the related Read more about Identifying Leaning Differences at One Year – Is it possible?[…]

New Research sheds light on Dyslexia

In the past, having Dyslexia was thought to be deficit throughout life. This is not the case. It has been my experience that most dyslexics are able to see their world three dimensionally. Simply put, they seem to be able to think of the task that they need to accomplish and see it in their Read more about New Research sheds light on Dyslexia[…]

TED talk on Dyslexia

This is one of the best explanations for dyslexia in a long time. It is simple and to the point. If all teachers could have this understanding perhaps classrooms would be more effective for this population. I would love to hear your feedback after you take a look.

Bullying and ADHD

bul-ly – ˈbo͝olē/ (verb) gerund or present participle: bullying 1. use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants. This definition is self explanatory for the average person on the street, but when it comes to those suffering with ADHD and their families it has Read more about Bullying and ADHD[…]

ADHD, Tests, School Conferences and oh yeah, PROCRASTINATION

It is that time of year again. Most students are studying hard as their first round of tests are coming due. Many parents are believing that this year their child will finally get it together and come out on top with the grades that they know that they can achieve. However, deep inside both parents Read more about ADHD, Tests, School Conferences and oh yeah, PROCRASTINATION[…]

Marijuana and ADHD

This is always a hot topic, but especially for the ADHD community. The facts speak for themselves. Dr. Kenny shared some great information on this subject. I hope you find it as interesting as I did. Let me know what you think. “Here are some facts regarding ADHD and substance use disorders (SUD): 20-30% of Read more about Marijuana and ADHD[…]

The Lifespan of ADHD

While working with ADHD individuals for years now, the common questions that seems to to surface over and over again are, “Why me?” or “How could this have happened to my son or daughter and when will they outgrow it?” As I have mentioned in past blogs, ADHD rarely lives alone. Remember that along with Read more about The Lifespan of ADHD[…]