ADHD: Is There a Silver Lining?

While ADHD can be challenging, it has also been associated with a number of strengths, including creativity and the flow of ideas and imagination (ideaphoria). Individuals with ADHD tend to be more spontaneous, allowing them to take advantage of opportunities… Read the rest

Is Your Child (with ADHD) Ready for Babysitting?

By Heidi Rosenholtz Just because your middle-school child can’t keep track of her homework doesn’t mean she can’t succeed at the adolescent rite of passage called babysitting. In fact, kids with attention issues are often ideally suited to the task,… Read the rest

ADHD Supports Are Often Ineffective

A study among high-school students with ADHD found that many are receiving services—just not the type that improve academic performance. According to a report in Education Week, the study, published in the School Journal of Mental Health, showed that more… Read the rest

ADHD: Who Can Make the Diagnosis?

You’re concerned about your child. The warning signs are there, but you don’t know what they mean. You just know something isn’t right. Your child is four or seven or twelve. She’s in her own world; can’t get going in… Read the rest

Extended Time: Useful or Misused?

Extended time on tests is arguably the most common accommodation given to students with ADHD. But is extended time alone enough to address the challenges faced by these students? Or should you be advocating to address the issue that led… Read the rest