Guiding Complex Teens and Young Adults to Launch

A Paradigm Shift Are your complex teens and young adults less independent than you’d like? Are they resistant to your advice or guidance? Whether they’re living at home or independently, are you supporting them more than you think you should? Worried it’s too late to make a difference for their future? You’re not alone! Now…

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Finding Focus: Attention Training for High Schools

Attention Training for High Schools

THANKS TO A TEAM OF RESEARCH SCIENTISTS at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas, Austin, high school students now have access to a mindfulness-based attention training course designed to increase focus, reduce stress, and help to regulate emotions. The course, Finding Focus, is freely accessible both online and through an…

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Things to Do By and In Early 2022

Suggestions for College Students and High School Seniors By mid-December, most college students are finishing up finals. High school seniors may be working on end-of-the-year projects and reports or studying for exams. Before 2021 concludes, I believe we should strongly encourage students, their families, and the rest of their support system to stop and celebrate…

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TOOLS: Teaching Online Organizational and Virtual Learning Skills

TOOLS

TOOLS is a new video series that describes evidence-based strategies for youth with ADHD and their adult supports—parents, caregivers, teachers, and clinicians. These behavioral and organizational strategies are aimed to support learning and academic success for youth with ADHD. Academic success requires ingredients such as planning, organization, persistence toward long-term goals, and the ability to…

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Study Skills for Thriving with ADHD

Study Skills for Thriving with ADHD

Whether or not they have ADHD, it is surprising how few students learn effective study skills in school. Part of this may stem from the fact that children learn differently, and study skills are not one-size-fits-all. For children with ADHD, executing the act of sitting down and studying can be tough, because it is not…

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Pay ADDention™! I’m a Teen Expert on ADD

I am a seventeen-year-old senior in high school, and I’ve had ADD—ADHD without hyperactivity—my whole life. I’d like to share my story with you, which is a story of challenges and setbacks as well as success and hope. My parents noticed signs of trouble when I was just fourteen months old. I wasn’t making the…

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