Four steps in improving discussions with your child’s teacher about his or her ADHD disorder and progress in school.
There is a plethora of information and research on the web about ADD/ADHD, but how does one sort through it all to find accurate facts? By learning how to distinguish the internet’s reliable sources and authors from the not-so-reliable, one can better assess how to sift through the false information from the factual.
Many ADHD students are very intelligent, but their grades may not convey how smart they truly are. Thus, how can parents assess their ADHD child’s success in school?
“Allowing extended time for adolescents with ADHD to complete tests involving reading may help to compensate for their impairments of working memory and processing speed, allowing them to score closer to their actual verbal abilities.”
It has been discovered that the executive functioning (EF)—also known as critical cognitive skills—deficits of students with ADHD causes them to take three years longer to mature than those without the disorder. What are examples of EF deficits? How does this impact an ADHD student? And how does one overcome their executive functioning deficit?
Audio presentation by Dr. Barkley on executive functioning.
A comprehensive guide for Special Education in New York State for children ages 3-21. (Not updated for the 2004 requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).