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.

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[…]

New info on Genetics/ADHD and Medications

There has been a wonderful breakthrough in the area of ADHD, genetics and medication. It is now possible for doctors to simply take a cheek squab and check the individuals DNA to determine which ADHD medication is compatible with their particular DNA. This is huge for this population. Now there is no need to wonder Read more about New info on Genetics/ADHD and Medications[…]

NOTICING YOUR ADULT ADHD

In working with adults with ADHD, one thread of similarity seems to be most consistent within this population. That seems to be the inability to notice what and when ADHD becomes a problem. When the brain is moving at lightening speed all of the time, it becomes difficult to tease out what is truly important Read more about NOTICING YOUR ADULT ADHD[…]

ADHD families have a feeling of alienation from school extended family members, and society at large. #5 in a series

No one can really understand the loneliness that comes with living with or being a person with ADHD. If you have a child with this neurological challenge, then you know the looks that come your way when you go onto a school campus trying to be your child’s advocate. The perceptions is that you are Read more about ADHD families have a feeling of alienation from school extended family members, and society at large. #5 in a series[…]

Why is it so hard for an ADHD individual to make lasting friendships? #4 in a series

This is a common question for parents and even for spouses of ADHD individuals. The answer lies within the brain, believe it or not. It usually stems from a little thing called mirror neurons. These little guys help us, all, to instinctively know when someone doesn’t like us or if our idea is not being Read more about Why is it so hard for an ADHD individual to make lasting friendships? #4 in a series[…]

Adult AD/HD and the thought of going back to school

Many AD/HD adult have been consider going back into the classroom to either finish their Bachelors Degree or even get the Master’s degree that they have dreamed about. Most are still plagued by past memories of failure in this arena. No worries. The academic playing field has been evened out over the years. There are Read more about Adult AD/HD and the thought of going back to school[…]

School Conferences and AD/HD

Did you have your child’s conferences this week. Most people did. If you are like most parents, you probably heard key phrases like, “they are having trouble turning their homework in on time” or “attention seems to be a real problem” or how about, “You might want to make sure that you are giving them Read more about School Conferences and AD/HD[…]