ADHD and Online Higher Education Programs

ADHD and Online Higher Education Programs

During the pandemic that began in early 2020, students throughout the United States had the unique opportunity of learning through solely technological means. A learning curve was expected for students and instructors as lessons were digitalized and creative means were required to be used for students to still feel like they were in a face-to-face…

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College Planning for Students with ADHD

College Planning for Students with ADHD

Zach, a junior in high school, is beginning to think about college and all the fun he’s going to have once he gets there—the football games, the frat parties, finally being on his own. Zach’s parents, however, cannot picture Zach living outside their home. He still can’t get out of bed for school. He only…

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Growing College Success from First Semester Failure

Growing College Success from First Semester Failure

Last September, a new cadre of freshmen began college haunted by a looming statistical trend: More than forty percent of those who have ADHD were destined to fail their first semester. And after this initial failure, only a portion will attempt another semester, and fewer still will go on to complete college on schedule. For…

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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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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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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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Stepping Back to Move Forward

Executive Dysfunction, Heightened Anxiety, and the Impact on College Readiness   Although we all feel like the pandemic has stretched on forever, it may surprise you to learn that for today’s high school seniors, statistics back up that feeling. Slightly more than 30% of their total high school experience has taken place during the pandemic.…

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Spotlight on Emerging ADHD Researchers

Outstanding new ADHD researchers contribute to our increasing knowledge of ADHD. CHADD is honored to present its 2020 Young Scientist Research Awards to two deserving, emerging researchers: Whitney Fosco, PhD, and Lauren Oddo, MS. They were selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants by respected members of CHADD’s professional advisory board. These award recipients…

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What Do Students with Attention Challenges Really Think About Remote Learning?

When schools were closed this past March, most of us thought the closures would be short-lived. Surely some remedy for COVID-19 would be discovered within a few months! Teachers and students stepped off into the great unknown, laptops in hand, plucking up courage, with little training, and no preparation. As time passed, and teachers attempted…

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Going to College Online with ADHD

Online classes can be even more challenging than in-person classes for college students with ADHD. The lack of immediate structure and feedback often found in such classes can make it so easy to put off the work. Without the daily reminders from being in class and working with other students, they may need to recreate…

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