August - September 2006: Success at School
Expert tips for helping your child make friends and really thrive in social situations.
Accommodations For ADHD Students: A Parent's Guide
Federal law requires public schools to provide educational accommodations for ADHD students and those with learning disabilities. Here’s what parents should do to establish and maintain and IEP or 504 Plan.
The Parent-Teacher Partnership
Expert strategies for working with your ADHD child's teacher on an effective classroom plan and school accommodations to boost learning and behavior.
Special Education Definitions, Laws, Glossary
Explaining the acronyms, abbreviations, and terms associated with special education.
Smoothing School Transitions for ADHD Children
How ADHD students can get to class on time, turn in homework assignments, and learn all they can at school.
Homework Help! A System That Works for ADHD Children
Consistent routines provide the homework help children with ADHD and learning disabilities need.
How to Give Good Instructions to Children with ADHD
Expert tips for helping your child or student with ADHD better listen to, understand and follow directions at school and at home.
School Organization 101: Clutter-Free Backpacks and Bedrooms
Work with your child to develop a school organization system for keeping homework papers and school supplies in their proper place.
Better Language Skills for Children with ADHD or Learning Disabilities
Expert advice for bolstering language skills – reading, writing, and speaking – in children with ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia.
Play To Their Strengths: Accommodating Unique Learning Styles in ADHD Children
How teachers and parents can accommodate and encourage unique learning styles in school children with ADHD or learning disabilities.
Sample Letter: Introducing Your Child
Use this sample letter as a model when drafting your own letter to the teacher.
Know Your Child's Educational Rights
Does your child qualify for an Individualized Education Program or 504 Plan? Find out here.
High-Tech Writing Helpers
Gadgets, software and other technologies to help students compensate for writing difficulties.
ADHD at School: Hyperactivity Help
Strategies for harnessing ADHD hyperactivity in the classroom.
ADHD Medication at School
Guidelines to follow if your child needs a dose of ADHD medication during the school day.
Focus the Attention of Distracted ADHD Children
Creative ways to keep distracted children with ADHD and learning disabilities focused and engaged in the classroom and at home.
School Behavior Tips: Impulse Control for ADHD Children
Help children with ADHD think before they act by establishing clear expectations, positive incentives, and predictable consequences for good or bad school behavior.
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Good to Go (to College)
College calls for more than sound study habits. Here's how parents can teach kids the essential life skills for success on campus and off.
Silencing the Naysayer
Tired of hearing people say that ADD doesn't exist -- or that it's somehow your fault? Here's how to get all the self-appointed "experts" to stop talking and start listening.
Caught in the Middle
Family life can get pretty complicated when one member of your brood needs special attention. Here's how to make sure all your children get the attention they deserve.
Parenting ADHD Children
In Search of an Answer
We didn't know the right direction to take our son. We just knew to keep going.
What Kids Need to Be Happy
Help your child with learning disabilities or ADHD develop optimism, self-esteem, and a playful sense of enthusiasm.
Say Goodbye to Stressful Mornings
Your A.M. routine will be smoother if you get some cooperation from the kids—and shift time-consuming tasks to the night before.
When Kids Feel Sad
Depression is surprisingly common among adolescents and even young children. Fortunately, treatments are safer and more effective than ever.
Five ways to keep the peace among your kids.
My Very Messy Move
My recent move taught me quite a bit about organization. Lesson number one: Buy furniture first.
Worth the Wait
A long-delayed ADD diagnosis taught Carolyn O'Neal a lot about herself - and two of her children.
Open Mouth, Insert Foot
Sooner or later, we all say something we wish we hadn't. Here's how to rein in impulsive speech.
Make Pals With Paper
Overwhelmed by the deluge of documents that comes your way? This system eliminates paper clutter and makes you more productive.
Socializing Made Simple
Making new friends -- and keeping up with old ones -- is easier than you might imagine.
Can Your Child Safely Take a Break from Meds?
Important considerations when pondering a "drug holiday" for your child.
How to Focus a Wandering Mind
Lidia Zylowska, M.D., on using medication and alternative therapies to help wandering minds pay attention.
What Are Cell Phones For?
For keeping touch on the go, of course. But that's not all they can do.