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Resources Tagged With: inattention

Is Your Teen Vaping? Why ADHD Brains Get Addicted & How to Quit

Most parents are keenly aware of the dangers of vaping. After decades of decline in teen smoking, nicotine is again finding its way to teens and young adults. Among youth, a primary appeal of e-cigarettes, like Juuls, is the fact that they can keep their smoking private. Unlike stinky cigarettes, vape devices emit nearly odorless vapor, and they’re small and easily concealed. Read more ›

Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It?

Students these days are distracted. Devices and social-media notifications constantly beckon, and in this time of COVID-19 and widespread remote instruction, the distractions have multiplied. So what are educators to do? Read more ›

October Is ADHD Awareness Month

The goal of ADHD Awareness Month is to raise awareness of ADHD, remove the stigma, and highlight the available supports that enable individuals and families to thrive with ADHD. Read more ›

Online Learning: How to Help Middle School Students Develop Crucial Skills This Year

For tweens and young teens, navigating distance learning this school year will require an array of skills they might not yet have developed, writes middle school director and author Jody Passanisi for MiddleWeb. Without the rules and routines of a physical classroom—the external “regulatory systems” that allow kids this age to learn from watching peers and teachers—middle school students will need extra help to build up the self-regulatory skills needed to “set themselves up for success physically, materially, and emotionally.” Read more ›

Books for Different Learners

Going back to school can be exciting, but it can also be scary. Kids with learning and thinking differences may have added concerns and issues with self-esteem. These back-to-school book picks from Understood‘s founding partner Reading Rockets can show them they are not alone. Read more ›

Sample Learn-at-Home Schedule for Elementary Students With ADHD or Learning Differences [downloadable]

Surprise! You are homeschooling quite suddenly and independently for the next few weeks — or maybe months. You didn’t choose this, and neither did your child, who has ADHD or learning differences or other co-existing conditions—or all of the above. Read more ›

Free Guide: Distance Learning Strategies for Children with ADHD [downloadable]

Distance learning is difficult, unpopular, and returning for many students with ADHD this fall. Here, caregivers and educators share their most effective strategies for teaching and keeping students organized and focused while learning remotely. Read more ›

ADHD During Shelter-In-Place: How to Survive and Thrive [video] [downloadable]

In this webinar, Dr. Edward Hallowell, one of the world’s experts on ADHD, spoke about how the key supports for ADHD: therapy, medication, coaching, structure, physical exercise, and connection, are even more important during this difficult period. Read more ›

NIH Study Suggests Children of Mothers With PCOS May Be at Higher Risk for Anxiety, ADHD

Children born to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at higher risk for anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and behavioral problems, compared to children whose mothers do not have the infertility disorder, according to National Institutes of Health researchers. Read more ›

Behavior Therapy for Children With ADHD [downloadable]

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect a child’s ability to pay attention or sit still at school, and it also can affect relationships with family and other children. Read more ›

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