If a student isn’t taking the initiative and doing what is expected of them, the first question we must consider is whether they truly understand what they’re supposed to do. We can’t assume that students with challenges of ADHD or Asperger’s know what to do or how to do it, no matter how simple the task. Moreover, we can’t assume that they will [...]
You know there’s drama brewing when your child comes to you in tears or the conversation begins with “Mom … please don’t get mad!” There are those who would argue that students will learn what to do if we just step back and let them sink or swim. But, students with ADHD or Asperger’s have Executive [...]
In past posts, I emphasized the importance of starting now to prepare our students for college, no matter what their age or grade level. I further emphasized that proficiency in the area of self-determination is an essential component of that process, and I challenged you to assess your child’s or students’ abilities in this area. What did you discover? If [...]
This VIDEO is a continuation of the Homework without the Headache: Steps to Get it Done – STRESS FREE! series. Although it’s important to consider and rule out the possibility of an underlying learning disability, when a student performs poorly on tests, homework or writing assignments you should also consider whether the student’s ADHD or Asperger’s [...]
A common complaint of parents and educators is that their ADHD or Asperger’s children or students aren’t doing their homework. Here’s the bottom line – without proper intervention, many students with ADHD or Asperger’s are simply not capable of managing it on their own, even if they are in high school or college. This doesn’t [...]
Tired of Arguing with Your Child about Studying for Exams? Read on to Discover a Simple Way to Convince Your Child to Start Studying for Mid-Term Exams Now!
Our students’ concept of time is “Now” or “Not now” – and, if it’s “Not now”, it’s off their radar screen! Parents may be feeling particularly frustrated by their child’s “skewed” sense of time right about now. For many high school students – and even some middle school stude nts – the month of January marks the time for mid-term exams.