(2 min. read) Kids with ADHD may not enjoy sitting down to read for more than a few minutes at a time. However reading and writing comprise a large portion of their school day. Whether it’s a busy school year or the summertime, we can find ways to “sprinkle in” bits of reading skills practice. […]
(3 min read) Working Memory is one of the executive function skills in our brain. Our working memory is used to hold onto information while we are using that same information. This is a short-term process. For example, I am thinking about what groceries I need in my house while I write my grocery list.
(3 min read) It feels comforting to have a perceived sense of control over what we are doing. We like to choose how we do our work, how we run our homes, and how we conduct ourselves. Whenever someone else tries to micromanage us and force a routine on us that we know isn’t best
(5 min read) Kids might be reading the book but they could not be understanding the story. Aspects of the characters and how the story develops are misunderstood. Reading comprehension for ADHD kids can be an effortful task. In my experience school worksheets of “read this paragraph and answer these questions” usually do not help.
4 min read Science is meant to be experienced! Hands-on experiments are not only fun for kids but also allow them to explore the concepts. Kids can feel how heavy or light something is in their hands. When you pour oil into water your hands feel the transfer of fluid at the same time your
6 minute read Technology expectations for students are excessive and stressful I have had the opportunity to observe my kids attempt to learn virtually through their school’s online platform. Actually, this opportunity was involuntarily forced upon me since I was the go-to IT support person for my kids. They encountered links that did not work,
4 minute read I read a great book once that talked all about motivation in kids. The book was long and written by “experts.” I love reading and learning new concepts from people dedicated to researching topics about child psychology, neuroscience, and anything blending the two. However many books contain lots of evidence of theories
3 minute read In the beginning homework was a painful task I spent too many hours trying to make my kids do homework the way that the school wanted or the way that made sense to me. These moments were stressful, created tension between me and my kids, and resulted in homework still not being