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ADHD & Inattention

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Taming Digital Distractions—Tools & Strategies to Keep Students on Task While on Tech [presentation]

For students with attention and executive functioning challenges, technology can be both a blessing and a curse. The laptops, mobile devices, and online access that help with schoolwork are often a source of endless distraction, leading to off-task behavior and poor performance. Shelley Haven presents selected utilities, applications, and online services that reduce visual clutter and aid focus, restrict access to distracting apps and websites at selected times, and monitor device usage and increase awareness of distraction triggers. Read more ›

EdRev Expo 2019 Spotlight Session: Diverse Thinkers in the 21st Century: Unlocking Potential through Understanding How People Learn [presentation] [video]

We are at a crossroads in our understanding of individuals who are intelligent yet struggle with timed tests, reading comprehension, working memory and executive functioning. Nicole Ofiesh, PhD, a cognitive behavioral scientist and the Director of the Schwab Learning Center at Stanford University, explains that educating our children with dyslexia and ADHD about how people learn is key to unlocking the potential of their strengths in the face of academic challenges. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Food As Medicine—The Power of Nutrition for Optimizing Mind and Mood [presentation] [video]

A growing body of scientific research is demonstrating a connection between diet and common childhood health conditions such as anxiety, depression, learning and attention issues. Evidence suggests that the consumption of nutrient rich foods can contribute to optimal biological function at the cellular and biochemical level of an individual. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: The College Support Services Buffet—Skills for Identifying and Using Services [presentation] [video]

Students transitioning from high school to post secondary education often struggle to disclose they have an LD and make use of college support services, resulting in educational derailment. Adam Lalor, PhD , and Tabitha Mancini, Director of Customer Relations and Outreach at LandMark College, discuss the types of support services available to students in college, frequent challenges faced by students with LDs seeking services, and what they can do prior to entering college to prepare to better access the support services available. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Empowering Your Child with ADHD [presentation]

Parents of children with ADHD learn a variety of practical strategies to help manage their children’s behavior, and, more importantly, to help empower their children to manage their own symptoms. Presenters Amanda Kuryluk, PhD, Trenna Sutcliffe, MD, Christy Tadros, LPCC, discuss improving communication and increasing compliance, establishing routines, completing homework successfully, and building confidence. Read more ›

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ADHD Resources from Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. [downloadable] [video]

russell barkley 498Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. A member of ADDitude’s ADHD Specialist Panel, Dr. Barkley has published 23 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals, and he is the founder and editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report. Read more ›

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Occupational Therapy: What You Need to Know

occupational therapy 484Occupational therapy, or OT, can help people of all ages do the activities of daily living (ADLs) they struggle to do. Occupational therapy for children can lead to big benefits, especially for kids with learning and attention issues. Read more ›

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Children at Risk of Depression and ADHD More Likely to Be Bullied

ADHD bullying 463Children at risk of developing mental health disorders such as depression and ADHD are more likely to be bullied, according to scientists. Read more ›

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Working Memory: The Engine for Learning

workingmemory444Approximately 10% of us have weak working memory; however, the estimates of the percentage of weak working memory in students with specific learning disorders, including dyslexia, ranges from 20 to 50 percent. Weak working memory is a core difficulty for students with ADHD, Inattentive Type. Read more ›

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One in 5 Students With Significant ADHD Gets No School-Based Help, Study Finds

boy-adhd 434A substantial percentage of students with ADHD symptoms severe enough to affect them both academically and socially are not getting any support in school for the disorder, says a new study based on the experiences of nearly 2,500 children and youth. Read more ›

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