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posted: Monday September 12th - 12:31am

Huntington Learning Center Contest Rules

Rules for ADDitude magazine's Huntington Learning Center contest from September 12 - October 2, 2016.

Enter the Huntington Learning Center contest here! Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR...
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posted: Monday September 12th - 12:28am

Huntington Learning Center Contest

Enter to win one of two Huntington Learning Center prizes — an academic evaluation, plus 3 hours of instruction — a $400+ value!

Learning How to Learn Absorbing information presented in a classroom setting, and demonstrating your learning on cue during tests — these are skills that do not come naturally to our kids. They are bright. They are curious. They are creative. But memorizing state capitals or multiplication tables may be painful. Their personal computers (aka brains) simply weren't designed to process information in the same way that most...
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posted: Friday September 9th - 2:24pm

Dear ADDitude: How Can I Help My Child Stop Avoiding Tough Assignments?

"My son avoids assignments when he doesn't understand the requirements or thinks they are too difficult. He has started lying about upcoming work and tests, avoiding what is overwhelming to him. What can we do?"

Sign up to receive our new Dear ADDitude newsletter. ADDitude Answers Take a step back and figure out why your son is overwhelmed. Maybe there are problems with executive function (organization, time management) or he could be having trouble paying attention at school and is missing important information. Talk to his teachers to see if you can get a handle on why he is struggling. There are several...
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posted: Tuesday August 30th - 9:30am

How to Ace the Transition to College: Strategies from an ADHD Coach

Are you dying to begin your first college semester? Or feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious about leaving home? Use these tips to build up your self-confidence, stop worrying, and start loving your future.

This post is by Keith Gelhorn and Alana Tattrie of ADDvocacy ADHD and Life Skills Coaching. Watch their video for more strADDegies for success. Get Organized In high school, did you repeatedly forget your papers at home? If so, use one master binder for each class — a place to store all physical materials. Worried about losing it too? Invest in the Tile app. While you’re at it,...
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posted: Monday August 29th - 10:10am

SOAR Learning & Soft Skills App Contest Rules

Rules for ADDitude magazine's SOAR Learning & Soft Skills App contest from August 29 - September 11, 2016.

Enter the SOAR Learning & Soft Skills App contest here! Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL...
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posted: Monday August 29th - 10:09am

Enter to Win a SOAR Learning & Soft Skills App

Enter to win one of two SOAR Learning & Soft Skills Apps — with interactive content, games, quizzes, and more, designed to teach study skills at home — a $124.99 value!

It's Not Your Child; It's the Tools He's Using You know your child is not demonstrating his full potential in school. You're frustrated and he is frustrated, too. The truth is, no school has never taught him HOW to learn or organize. The solution is simplicity. Simplify the supplies and steps required to be organized. Simplify the learning process to make use of how the brain naturally...
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posted: Thursday August 25th - 4:08pm

More Movement, More Learning

Teachers are using new interactive online lessons that introduce movement into their students’ daily routines to help them learn.

“Movement is one of the oldest forms of learning,” says Julian Reed, Ed.D., MPH., who has studied the relationship between physical activity and learning for most of his career. “One of the first things we do when we’re born is move.” So why, he wondered, does it seem like today’s kids are moving less than ever before — particularly while they’re in school? Extensive research —...
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posted: Monday August 15th - 12:15am

Enter to Win Play Attention!

Enter to win a Play Attention learning system — the focus-building technology worth $1,795.

If Only Learning to Focus Were Fun Like any muscle, the brain only grows stronger with exercise. For our kids, this means that better focus and concentration can't be willed into existence. (In other words, "Try harder!" doesn't work.) Stronger focus comes from practice — lots of it. But unlike piano or flute practice, brain strengthening can be fun with video game-inspired tools like the Play Attention. About...
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posted: Sunday August 14th - 11:55pm

Play Attention Contest Rules

Rules for ADDitude magazine's Play Attention contest from August 15-28, 2016.

Enter the Play Attention contest here! Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES...
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posted: Tuesday July 26th - 4:47pm

Dear ADDitude: How Can We Get Accommodations for the SAT/ACT?

"What is the best way to request additional time for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT for a high school student with ADHD?"

Sign up to receive our new Dear ADDitude newsletter. ADDitude Answers In order to receive additional time, or any other accommodation, when taking the SAT, you must get approval well ahead of time. This process can take up to two months, so be sure to request accommodations far enough in advance. You will need documentation of your child’s disability and the need for specific accommodations. For the SAT,...
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