Promoting Connection, Community, and Compassion: TAASG

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The Toronto Adult ADHD Support Group, or TAASG, has dedicated itself to serving the needs of adults with ADHD for over twenty-five years. Through its impressive ongoing speaker series, participants have enjoyed access to leading experts in the field—Ned Hallowell, John Ratey, and Ari Tuckman, to name just a few. Since presentations are now being…

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Friendship Problems? How Parents Can Help

“Your son is getting better at turning in his homework,” said Spencer’s fourth grade teacher. “However, the other students don’t want to sit at his table. I notice that at recess he is often alone, and I worry about him socially.” Spencer’s parents reflect on this statement. Indeed, they have noticed that invitations to birthday…

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Risky Behaviors Associated with ADHD

This research update focuses on risky behaviors associated with ADHD and what can be done to help mitigate these potential risks. What is the connection between risk-taking and ADHD? The first paper reviews research focused on risk-taking behavior in adolescents and adults with ADHD, including the connection between risk-taking and ADHD, underlying factors explaining this…

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Building Relationships in the Classroom

Building Relationships in the Classroom

SCHOOL CAN BE A VERY LONELY PLACE for children with ADHD or learning differences. Thanks to programs like Sanford Harmony, their school lives may soon feel far more welcoming. Sanford Harmony is an innovative, social-emotional learning curriculum that provides classroom teachers with tools and strategies that help all students feel they belong and have something…

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Left Out: How Teachers Can Help Change a Student’s Negative Reputation

MANY CHILDREN WITH ADHD ARE SOCIALLY EXCLUDED by their classmates at school. Other students are reluctant to work with them. At recess, peers say that children with ADHD can’t play. These experiences can be painful and make school an unpleasant place. For this reason, it’s important to help children with ADHD to develop better relationships…

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Emotion Regulation and ADHD

In this issue, our research update focuses on the role of emotion and emotion regulation in individuals with ADHD symptoms. EMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING How are childhood ADHD symptoms related to emotional and peer problems? Instead of focusing on children diagnosed with ADHD, this study looked at the relationship between ADHD symptoms, emotional functioning, and peer problems…

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