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ADHD Weekly 2016-08-11

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ADHD Hasn’t Stopped Michael Phelps from Winning Gold…Again

The most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps has won gold again at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Phelps was diagnosed with ADHD in elementary school and his mother, Debbie Phelps, a school administrator near Baltimore, Md., introduced him to swimming to help him cope with his ADHD symptoms. From there, Mr. Phelps swam into…



Help Your Child Weather the Academic Storm

School is just around the corner or has already begun for some students. Last year may have been a struggle for your child because of his ADHD symptoms. Keeping tight rein on the homework beast can be particularly difficult for middle and high school students who have trouble organizing. Assignments tend to get lost or…



Homework Tips for a Good School Year

For students with ADHD, homework can be a constant struggle, as children with ADHD drift off task, assignments and books get lost, or worksheets are half-finished. You can help your child prepare and tame the homework beast, though, by creating a special, dedicated space for them to work and stocking it with the supplies they…



Q&A: How Will the New 504 Plan Guidance Help My Child?

Question: I just read the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has just told schools they need to follow the 504 Plan rules better for students with ADHD. How does this help my child? Does the school have to follow this guidance, or is it just a suggestion? And will it help me…