Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additudemag.com/webinars/

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability—symptoms, similarities to and differences from ADHD, the most effective interventions, and how to talk with your child about the diagnosis.

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Dysgraphia and written expression challenges are common in children with ADHD. For these kids, staring at a blank page can feel like torture. Literacy specialist Kendra Wagner, M.A., shares strategies to help children with LD get their thoughts on paper.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:38am EDT
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Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains the impact of stress and anxiety on learning and beahvior, and offers insider tips for teachers of students with ADHD—from modifying assignments and learning environments to managing disruptive behavior.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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Parents who homeschool their children with ADHD say that it can nurture strengths, improve academic performance, and boost self-esteem. Kathy Kuhl explains how all families can customize their child's education and benefit from a "homeschool view."

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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164- Comeback Kids: Building Resilience in Students with ADHD

Research suggests that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages than do their neurotypical peers by age 12, impacting self-esteem and initiative. Anna Vagin, Ph.D., describes how to counter this negativity and build resilience.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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159- How to Solve Your ADHD Child's Homework Problems

In ADHD households, homework is often loathed by kids and parents. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., offers tips for children who come home exhausted after a long day of executive function challenges, and for parents who are weary of nagging and micromanaging.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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158- Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Academic Motivation for Children with ADHD and LD

Does your child begin the school year enthusiastically—only to say he "hates school" two weeks later? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., discusses why motivation tapers off and how to end this cycle by increasing resilience, bolstering study skills, and using rewards.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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156- Ready, Set, Work: Help ADHD Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work

For many students with ADHD, the first step is the hardest. As Cindy Goldrich explains, the trick is often feeling ready—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to begin. She shares practical strategies to help kids get started at home and at school.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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154- How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized

ADHD often brings serious executive function challenges that impact school performance. Susan Lasky, M.A., shares organizing systems and tools students can use to declutter their backpacks, turn in assignments, manage long-term projects, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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153- Preventing the Summer Slide: Parent Strategies for Year-Round Learning

During the summer months, children with ADHD and LD can lose academic skills and forget facts—a frustrating step backward for kids who work hard all year long. Ann Dolin, M.E., shares fun, hands-on ways to keep kids’ minds sharp during vacation.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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146- No More Paper Planners! Apps and Websites for Students with ADHD

Get organized…remember assignments…stay on-task…all without writing anything down? Janet DeSenzo reviews the latest technology, tools, and plug-ins that can help teens and tweens succeed in middle school and beyond.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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137- "I Can Do This!" How Mindset Impacts Learning in Kids with ADHD

Children make much greater progress at school when they see themselves as learners. ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich teaches parents how to foster a "growth" mindset in your child and how to frame mistakes as learning experiences.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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123- Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom

Pay attention. Be quiet. Stop squirming. These school 'rules' can be tough for any child, but they can be especially challenging for children with ADHD. Chris Dendy, M.S., explains why, and offers solutions for parents and teachers.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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120- Technology Supports for Middle and High School Students with ADHD and LD

Assistive technology can help students with ADHD or learning disabilities leverage strengths to compensate for weaknesses. Shelley Haven discusses available devices and technology, and how to match them to your child's learning profile.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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119- Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD

Are you ready to stop the daily homework battles with your ADHD child? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., takes the "work" out of homework with her tips for creating a study sanctuary, avoiding careless mistakes, and minimizing ADHD distraction.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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117- Your Legal Rights at School: Get the IEP or 504 Plan Your Child Is Entitled To

Special education attorney Matt Cohen, Esq., interprets the "legal speak" of evaluations, IEPs, and 504 Plans, and equips parents to secure the accommodations and services their child is entitled to by law.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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115- IEP/504 Plan Back-to-School Checkup

Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses how to make adjustments to your child's accommodations as the school year begins, ensure that this year's teacher will follow the plan, and how to switch from a 504 Plan to an IEP, if needed.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT
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110- Summer Learning Strategies That Won't Overwhelm ADHD Kids

Every parent of an ADHD child worries about academic backsliding over the summer, but also wants to let their kid rest and rejuvenate away from the stress of school. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett helps us find the right balance.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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105- The Well-Behaved Student: Solving ADHD Children's Behavior Challenges at School

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., helps parents understand the root causes of ADHD children's behavior problems at school, why time-outs and sticker charts don't work, and suggests strategies that will bring real improvement.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT
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103- Stress at School: How It Impacts Learning and Behavior in Kids with ADHD

Many school-day tasks—organizing, focusing for long periods, taking tests—create high levels of stress for ADHD and LD kids. Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how stress negatively impacts learning and behavior, and how to reduce it.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT
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When a child who is gifted also has ADHD or LD, he or she is more likely to fall through the cracks. Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca Banks-Cull share their "whole-child" approach to helping 2e kids achieve their potential.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:23am EDT
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84- Freeing ADHD Students from Obstacles Like Perfectionism and Procrastination

Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies that can minimize common obstacles for ADHD students, such as perfectionism, procrastination, and poor organization, so they can live up to their academic potential.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:27am EDT
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76- Do's and Don'ts of Behavior Management at School

ADHD doesn't just affect kids' academic abilities in the classroom, it affects the way they behave. Sharon K. Weiss, M.Ed., shares strategies teachers and parents can use to manage impulsivity, distractibility, and other challenging behaviors.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:08am EDT
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71- The IEP/504 Checkup: Are Your Child's Accommodations Set for the School Year?

Education attorney Susan Yellin, Esq., explains what schools should be doing to make sure a child's IEP/504 Plan will continue to serve him well, and steps parents can take to update accommodations for ADHD or LD.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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69- Your Back-to-School Game Plan: Set Up Your Child for a Successful Academic Year

What's your plan for the first weeks of school? Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., shares pages from her playbook, including developing a schedule and how to find an ally at school who really understands your child.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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67- ADHD and LD: Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in Adults and Kids

Do you or your child have a learning disability in addition to, or instead of, ADHD? Nancie Payne, Ph.D., explains how to tell, and the right way to diagnose and manage an LD at school and on the job.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:14am EDT
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50- ADHD and Executive Functions: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success

Executive function lets us learn and get things done, but it's often in short supply in kids with attention deficit. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., answers questions about reducing homework struggles and the skills that help kids learn.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:46am EDT
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47- IEP vs. 504 Plans: Learn the Differences and Secure School Services for Your ADHD Child

Children with ADHD or learning disabilities may benefit from accommodations or special education services at school. Educational attorney and advocate Susan Yellin, Esq., explains how parents can request an IEP or 504 Plan.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 8:49am EDT
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41- Getting Homework Done: Practical Strategies for Students with ADHD

Michele Borba, Ed.D., advises parents on creating healthy homework habits and addresses specific concerns, like math or reading challenges, to help make homework less of a battle.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT
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39- Stop School Stress: Targeted Strategies to Improve Focus, Study Skills, and Daily Routines

Kirk Martin, founder of celebratecalm.com, gives parents the tools to handle morning frenzy and after-school fatigue, partner with teachers to help them understand your ADHD child, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:23am EDT
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38- The Organized Student: Set Your ADHD Child Up to Succeed at School

How many times has your ADHD child completed his homework, then lost it before he could turn it in? Donna Goldberg offers solutions to help tame the chaos of lockers and backpacks and keep computer files organized.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT
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18- Securing Accommodations: Working with Your ADHD Child's School

Special education lawyer Matt Cohen, J.D., answers parents' questions about getting teachers on your team, best IEP and 504 Plans for ADHD children, steps to take when your child is denied accommodations, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:32am EDT
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15- Keep Your ADHD Child Learning All Summer: Fun Ways to Boost Academic Skills

Don't let your child lose the academic skills he gained last last school year! ADHD education specialist Sandra Rief, M.A., suggests fun summer activities parents can use to improve math, reading, and writing abilities.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:00am EDT
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9- Executive Function Deficits and ADHD at School: Accommodations That Work

Education and mental health specialist Chris Zeigler Dendy explains how to work with your child's school as well as the specific accommodations that will help your ADHD child with executive function deficits succeed academically.

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4- School Success: Practical Tools to Help Your ADHD Child Achieve in the Classroom

Techniques to help children with ADHD and learning disabilities plan assignments, finish homework without arguing, improve working memory, and much more from Susan Kruger, a certified teacher and reading specialist.

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