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CHADD’s Parent to Parent Training

Feeling a bit overwhelmed parenting your child with ADHD? Finding that other parents you know just don’t understand what you are experiencing? Wondering where to turn for the advice and support you need?

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) offers Parent-to-Parent Training training programs specifically for families of children with ADHD.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, child, parent

Encouraging Your Child’s Poitive Behavior, Part Two

“Tina, stop that! Calm down! It’s not responsible to act that way!”

“Greg, put that down. You are not cooperating! You are supposed to be brushing your teeth.”

“Louise  – What are you doing on the computer?! You should be doing your homework!”

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, child parent, student

Midterms & Finals: 7 Success Strategies

It’s getting to be time for final exams. You’ve kept up with your reading and homework (or maybe you haven’t?). You really want to do well on your tests!

A toolbox of strategies for mid-terms and finals might be just what you need!

This first of three posts by ADHD Coach Jonathan Salem addresses strategies to use to set yourself up for success.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, college, high school, student, study, teen

ADHD: Quiz Yourself!

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How familiar are you with ADHD?   
Try this ten-question quiz to find out! 
Research has shown that quizzes are a great learning tool. This is the second of two quizzes I am posting to help you assess your knowledge of ADHD and to clear up any misconceptions.

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Posted in ADHD, children, facts, IQ, myth

ADHD: True or False?

Unfortunately, myths and misunderstandings about ADHD are all too common. It’s hard to believe, but some people still mistake ADHD for laziness, lack of willpower, or even poor intelligence.

To help combat misinformation, increase awareness, and spread the truth about ADD and ADHD, ADDitude Magazine published a 15-question quiz titled: “How well do you know ADHD?”

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, myth

Surprising Study Habits!


We often think that we have to organize and simplify to get things to work well for our brains when we study. And many times, particularly if we have ADD,  that is true.

Yet, we also know that the brain is complex.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, college, high school, student, study

Top-notch Technology for Students

Gearing up for the school year? Wondering whether there is any technology that might help make academics this year go more smoothly?

Here are some favorites of students with ADHD:


Who can do without a morning alarm?

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, college, student, technology

Coaching Students: What Research Says

“How do I know if ADHD coaching will work for my son?” the mother of a college student recently asked me. 
I told this mother that it’s difficult to predict exact outcomes of coaching for a specific student.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, coaching, college, high school, research, student


The first week of a new school year is exciting and busy: moving in, adjusting to a new schedule, and making new friends or connecting with old!  Even the start of the second semester has its excitement with a new schedule,

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Posted in accommodations, ADD, ADHD, college, school, student

ADHD as a Difference, Not a Disorder

If you can say “yes” to any of the following….
I am a teen or an adult with ADD/ADHD.
I am a friend or family member of someone with ADD/ADHD.
I am a teacher having one or more students with ADD/ADHD.

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Posted in ADD, ADHD, strength