“This year is going to be different,” says every ADD parent on the planet!

My last post gave the perspective for what the learning different child’s sees as his point of view during the first two weeks of school. Today let’s take a look at what their parents perceive during the same two weeks. I guarantee that they are saying to themselves, “This is year is gong to be Read more about “This year is going to be different,” says every ADD parent on the planet![…]

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[…]

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[…]

Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders

This is really a “mixed bag” to be sure. Most parents believe that “all” teachers understand and know how to teach this population. That is why it is such a big surprise when the teachers are not measuring up to the parent’s expectations. The parent’s feel somehow betrayed when the teacher expresses to mom or Read more about Teachers and ADD, Dyslexia and the related disorders[…]

Dyslexia – the misconceptions and realities (part 2)

Among, the many misconceptions of dyslexia are 1.) The individual is not very smart, 2.) they will have no comprehension, 3.) they can’t spell for anything, and most importantly, 4.) they won’t be able to read and therefore won’t succeed. The actual realities concerning dyslexics are, they can 1.) See things three dimensionally. This is Read more about Dyslexia – the misconceptions and realities (part 2)[…]

Summertime and the challenges of ADHD

It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. It should be a time of lazy days and fun filled adventures for you and your kids. This is not always the case for kids with ADHD and their parents. It is a time of year that can really bring about stress and Read more about Summertime and the challenges of ADHD[…]