Virtual Learning Tools for Students with ADHD Coming Soon: CHADD, Stroud Foundation Grant Awarded
Coming this spring is a series of 10 videos designed to help students with ADHD master virtual-learning skills like goal setting and time management — the fruits of a new grant awarded by CHADD and the Stroud Foundation to professor Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D., and her team at the University of Maryland ADHD Program.
March 15, 2021
A new grant to study virtual learning interventions for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) has been awarded by CHADD and the Stroud Foundation to professor Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Ph.D., and her team at the University of Maryland ADHD Program. The Stroud Foundation, based in Washington D.C., is dedicated to improving the lives of children with learning differences and their families. A committee of experts in ADHD comprising leaders of both CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and the Stroud Foundation selected Dr. Chronis-Tuscano and her team after a competitive application process.
“Students in remote learning environments need to be engaged in self-motivated planning, organization, goal-setting, self-regulation, and the effective management of competing activities,” said Robert Cattoi, Chief Executive Officer of CHADD. “These challenges are markedly amplified for students with ADHD, who require more structure and ongoing support to be successful. Unfortunately, these needs may not be met in virtual environments.”1
According to Dr. Chronis-Tuscano and her team, the grant will be used to create 10 short, animated videos teaching skills to young people with ADHD and to those who support them. Topics will include structuring the day, following a calendar system and prioritized task list, setting up a remote workspace, staying socially connected, and managing frustration.
The free series will be available worldwide in English this spring, and in Spanish and Chinese later in the summer.
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1 The Stroud Foundation and CHADD Partner Up to Improve Virtual Learning for Children with ADHD. Cison PRWeb (March 2021) https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_stroud_foundation_and_chadd_partner_up_to_improve_virtual_learning_for_children_with_adhd/prweb17788352.htm