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Meeting the Challenges ADHD Presents for Students

ADHD Weekly

Your time spent helping students with ADHD control their behavior and stay on task may leave you feeling that you are neglecting their classmates.

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Building Relationships in the Classroom

By Mark Katz, PhD

This innovative social-emotional learning curriculum for elementary schools provides teachers with tools and strategies to help all students feel they belong.

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Is Recess a Luxury?

By Barbara Hawkins

Students with behavioral issues can lose recess as a consequence for their behaviors. What does this mean for their learning and health?

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Webinar for Professionals: Working with Latino Patients and Their Families

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Cultural norms, along with barriers to healthcare, in Latino communities can affect how ADHD symptoms in children are recognized or acknowledged. This webinar for professionals will explore how to provide services for Hispanic/Latino families in culturally appropriate ways.

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What Is School Readiness and Why Is It Important?

By Noelle Suntheimer, MSEd

Teacher-child relationships are vital for children’s development and learning, particularly in the early years.

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The Downside to Technology for Students with ADHD

By Christine L. Robinson, MEd

We need greater awareness of the effects of constant electronic distraction.

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Reading Comprehension and Executive Function

By Debbie Tracht

While EF skills differ in each individual and overlap across a spectrum, the core EF skills of self-regulation, working memory, and cognitive flexibility have substantial impact on reading.

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Webinar for Educators: Tips and Strategies to Help an Unmotivated Kid

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The biology of ADHD can lead to an atypical response to rewards—which translates into prominent motivation deficits for many children and teens with the disorder. Dr. Margaret Sibley will discuss how to maximize the motivation of young people who have ADHD. She will discuss why motivation is often impaired by ADHD and what educators can to do support and empower youth who struggle with motivation.

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Webinar: Caring for Children with Tourette Syndrome Virtual Course

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This free course is provides clinicians with practical tips, knowledge, and resources to effectively identify and diagnose Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders. Participants will come away with skills to effectively diagnose children and adolescents with Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders. Learn from leading experts an overview of Tourette Syndrome; how to identify tics and co-occurring conditions, along with management and treatment strategies.

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Tailored for Young Learners

By Mark Katz, PhD

A school culture that values, fosters, and celebrates metacognitive awareness can empower students to tackle difficult problems and achieve personal goals.

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Leading Students from Supported Instruction to Responsible Independence

By Margaret Foster, MAEd

At times “You’re on your own!” is the right thing to say, but most often our students need much more.

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Does Exercise Improve ADHD and Related Challenges?

By Yuanyuan Jiang, PhD, and Katrina Aranas, MEd

Two recent studies considered whether exercise affected executive functions, motor skills, mood, behavior, and academic productivity in students with and without ADHD.

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2022 Educator of the Year Award Nominations Open

Annual International Conference on ADHD

Learn more about the award and how to nominate an outstanding educator for the 2022 Educator of the Year Award.

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ADHD and the Effects of COVID-19 on Health and Education

ADHD Weekly

Researchers are learning more about how the pandemic has affected the health and education of people who have ADHD.

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Replace Suspensions with Reset Rooms

By Melissa Peterson Malen, PhD

Rather than isolating students, this restorative practice innovation facilitates communication, empathy, and emotional and behavioral coaching.

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What the Pandemic Taught Us About Students with ADHD

By Frank Mills

These issues may have already been present, but were highly exacerbated when students were forced to attend school from home.

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TOOLS: Teaching Online Organizational & Virtual Learning Skills

By Joyce Lui, PhD

A new video series describes evidence-based strategies for students with ADHD and their adult supports.

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Finding Focus: Attention Training for High Schools

By Mark Katz, PhD

Accessible online and through an app, this mindfulness-based attention training course is designed to increase focus, reduce stress, and help to regulate emotions.

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School-Based Services for Children with ADHD

By Yuanyuan Jiang, PhD, and Minyeong Cho

School-based interventions have been shown to be helpful for children with ADHD. Which students are more likely to get the services they need, and which may be at greater risk for missing out?

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Gender Myths & ADHD

By Ellen B. Littman, PhD

Once excluded from the conversation, girls were overlooked—because girls with ADHD look very different from boys with ADHD.

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Providing Perspective Through My ADHD Story

By Mallory Band, MSEd

She shares her story with her students because she once was them.

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How to Motivate and Engage Twice Exceptional Learners

By Julie Skolnick, MA, JD

Intentional, strengths-based strategies can support gifted students with ADHD.

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Webinar for Educators: IEPs, 504 plans, and the New Educational Landscape

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As schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, special attention needs to be paid to how to help students with special educational needs resume progress in their learning. Parents and educators should consider these several questions.

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Webinar for Educators: When Classes Resume—How to Help

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Another school year has arrived, and you may wonder how to help your students have a smoother start. This school year will be different, as the majority of students return to in-person learning. Being in the classroom once more make take some getting use for both students and educators.

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Tailored for Young Learners: SMARTS Elementary

By Mark Katz, PhD

Learn about a curriculum designed to create a culture of executive function users.

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Game-Based Learning

By Mark Katz, PhD

Read about an ongoing, small-group executive function training program for students aged 8-15 that uses popular video games and apps as teaching tools.

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Building Relationships in the Classroom

By Mark Katz, PhD

School can be a lonely place for children with ADHD or learning differences. This innovative social-emotional learning curriculum gives teachers tools to help them.

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Masks May Still Be Required When Schools Open

ADHD Weekly

Students returning to in-person instruction may still need to wear face coverings. Is your child with ADHD ready for the new school year?

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The ReThink Stress Program

By Mark Katz, PhD

When we learn to see stress as potentially helpful rather than inevitably harmful, we accrue benefits to our health, productivity, and well-being.

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ADHD Treatment in School-Aged Youth

By Lauren Haack, PhD

What are the best school-based practices for children and adolescents with ADHD? Which treatments are they receiving?

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PAX Tools

By Mark Katz, PhD

Educators and parents can use these simple, evidence-based strategies to help improve children’s self-control and emotional self-regulation skills.

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Sensory Classroom Interventions

By Lauren Haack, PhD, and Madeline Spiess

Two recent studies evaluated the drawbacks and benefits of sensory classroom interventions—fidget spinners and wiggle seats.

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Helpful Lessons for Raising Challenging Kids

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With three children diagnosed with ADHD at different ages, this mother and educator gained a lot of wisdom.

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Stepping Back to Move Forward

By Kathryn Essig, MEd, and Janet Price

How has the pandemic affected college readiness for graduating students who experience executive dysfunction or heightened anxiety? What transition options are available?

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Teaching Executive Skills in Middle School

By Sue Ball, ABSNP, CPsych, and Laurie Faith

The Barriers & Strategies Protocol gives teachers a new option for responding to struggling students.

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Webinar: Navigating College with ADHD

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Are you a current or future college student who isn’t sure how to make a strong transition to higher education? Dr. Sharon Saline will help you figure out how to get what you need to set yourself up for success at college or university.

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Teaching in a Pandemic: Upheavals, Adjustments, and Moving Forward

By Ashlee Van Boening, MEd

A teacher shares stories and creative tips to help other educators cope with students, their parents, and virtual classrooms.

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Resilience in the Midst of Difficult Times

By Rachel Kitchens-Cole

A school social worker talks about providing mental health support to students with attention problems who are attending school from home.

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The Purpose Challenge

By Mark Katz, PhD

This free online toolkit is filled with activities to help high school students—particularly seniors—discover the nature of purpose as it relates to their individual lives.

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Special Education & the Pandemic: Three Things to Know

By Richard Weinfeld

Now, more than ever, parents, advocates, and school staff should do their best to work collaboratively in the best interest of each student.

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What Do Students with ADHD Really Think About Remote Learning?

By Shari Gent, MS, NCED

We’ve heard from researchers and stressed-out working parents; now let’s listen to the students.

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Executive Functioning Disorder and Mathematics

By Bradley Witzel, PhD

The math learning process does not need to stop when students struggle; instead, they need more effective strategies

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STRIPES: Supporting Successful Transition to High School

By Mark Katz, PhD

This peer coaching program pairs academically successful eleventh or twelfth graders with ninth graders who struggle with ADHD symptoms.

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What Makes a Good Accommodation?

By Cindy Goldrich EdM, ACAC

Parents and educators often struggle over whether to provide a student with modifications to schoolwork. They wonder: Are we making the child more dependent? Preventing them from trying their best?

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Webinar: Teaching Students How to 'Work From Home'

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Online learning can be very challenging for students with ADHD, and teachers are unsure of how to support them remotely. So how can we turn this difficult situation into a successful one for our students?

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Balancing Virtual and Classroom Learning

By Ann Dolin, MEd

How can you help parents keep their kids with ADHD on track so they have a successful school year? And maybe even help your own kids?

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Strengthen Executive Function Skills During Distance Learning

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

Could improvements in these critical skills be one of the silver linings for children attending school remotely? Here are strategies and tools that can help to offset weaknesses related to ADHD and foster independence.

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Treating Children for ADHD Can Have Benefits for the Next Generation

ADHD Weekly

Addressing ADHD in children can help them be successful in their lives and may help to improve the lives of their future children.

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Balancing Your Job and Your Child’s Educational Needs

By Carey A. Heller, PsyD

What is your family navigating this fall—remote learning, hybrid school schedules, working from home, or a return to your workplace? If ADHD is also in the mix, you’ll need to create structure to handle all the competing demands.

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Leading Students from Supported Instruction to Responsible Independence

by Margaret Foster, MAEd

Here’s an approach that simplifies the learning and performance process and allows you to track its progress. You can use it to help students succeed even if you’re teaching remotely.

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Home-School Collaboration: It’s Important for Children with ADHD

by Yuanyuan Jiang, Pooneh Montazeralsedgh and Chantelle Blair

Consistency in implementing treatment programs requires effective communication between parents and teachers—and that partnership is more important now than ever.

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Everything I Know I Learned in Kindergarten

by Shari Gent

A CHADD Educator of the Year shares her advice for teaching students with ADHD. You can adapt her suggestions to help them succeed in your classroom, whether you’ll teach remotely or return to a school building this semester.

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Making Educational Content Stick Through Technology

by Sean Sweeney

Whether your classroom this fall is virtual or in-person, you’ll likely have students who struggle when material is presented orally. Here’s how you can turn topics visual and interactive to engage students with language comprehension, executive functioning, and attention issues.

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