3 Essential Study Skills For students with ADHD, ADD, or other learning disabilities, effective study skills can help them overcome their difficulties without the aid of medication. The following 3 study skills are essential for students to maximize their potential in the classroom. 1. Note-taking Developing solid note-taking skills helps students learn, retain and recall information presented in class. Students can use these steps to strengthen their note-taking skills: Do not try to write down everything the teacher says. Listen for words or concepts that are unfamiliar and write those down. Listen for long pauses in the teacher’s lecture and… read more →
Understanding ADD and ADHD What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? This is a question that I often get from parents and students, particularly those who have been recently diagnosed. The simple answer, I tell them, is the “H”. Let’s take a closer look. ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder ADD is characterized primarily by the inability to sustain attention. Often times a student with ADD will exhibit satisfactory attention but only in short spurts. Sitting in class or working on long assignments often prove very difficult for students with ADD. Signs that a student may have ADD are: trouble taking… read more →
Students diagnosed with ADHD, ADD or other learning disabilities often times face obstacles that put them at a disadvantage in the classroom. Focusing in class, comprehending the material, and remembering to turn in assignments can become difficult and sometimes stressful tasks. Medication can help but does not solve these problems on its own. Fortunately students can get help to enhance their learning skills and overcome their difficulties. So what kind of support is best for your child? We will look at the pros and cons of the two main types: tutoring and academic mentoring. Tutoring Tutoring is subject-specific and aimed… read more →
A new school year is upon us, and there are several steps to take to prepare your child who struggles with ADHD. The following is a list of things to think about before that first day.
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