Adult Education for ADD and LD Students

Going back to school? Stack the deck in your favor with these 10 learning tools designed to help ADD and LD adults.

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Are you going back to finish college or vocational school?

Ahead, you will find 10 tested strategies for learners with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and learning disabilities (LD). The good news is that, as an adult, you’re likely to have more determination than you did as a teen or in your early twenties. Congratulations! You’ve already done it the hard way, and now you’ll do everything in your power to succeed. You know your strengths and your weaknesses, and you have a better idea of what works and what doesn’t in getting good grades. All that growing-up stuff is behind you and won’t get in the way this time.

What you need now are some tools:

Take care of yourself.


Eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising daily may be your most important strategies for success at school. Really. When you don’t do these things, you’re more likely to make careless mistakes or take longer to do academic tasks. Self-care is especially critical the day before a test.

Next: Making time to study


This article appears in the Summer 2010 issue of ADDitude.

To read this issue of ADDitude in full, buy the back issue.


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TAGS: ADHD and College, Focus at Work, ADHD Products, Learning Disabilities

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