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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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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Navigator PREP at Beacon College

Before they left for college, more than a few high school graduates with ADHD truly believed they were ready to handle the challenge—especially the challenge of living away from home. Once they were actually exposed to these new life demands, however, they were disappointed to learn that they were not. After witnessing firsthand the frustration…

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So… Just What Is a Virtual Conference?

Good question—we are all about to find out! Not all the details are fixed yet, but at press time, here is what we know about the 2020 Virtual Annual International Conference on ADHD. Instead of flying to Dallas and staying in a hotel, you can attend this year’s conference from the comfort of your home…

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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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Project FOCUS: Helping Military Family Members Grow Stronger

UCLA’s PROJECT FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) is a trauma-informed, skills-based prevention model designed to build upon the resilient qualities of military family members, many of whom endure enormous stress as a result of their service to our country. Considering the added stresses associated with attention or learning challenges for children growing up in military…

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Teacher to Teacher: Supporting Students with ADHD

Designed By Teachers For Teachers by Trish White EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT A TYPICAL CLASSROOM in the United States with thirty students will have three children with ADHD, and this number is expected to rise. Approximately 6.4 million US children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, an increase of 42 percent in the past eight…

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