Executive functioning skills are essential to navigating the classroom and the social arena in college. To do well in your courses, you must be able to draw upon functional memory, focus, and observation to process and synthesize information from lectures and readings. To complete assignments and keep on schedule, you need time management, organizational, and goal-defining skills. All of these skills fall under executive function.
Executive functioning carries over into social settings, too. To effectively network and form valuable relationships, you need emotion control, observation skills, and self-awareness.
Does ADHD treatment help long-term academic performance?
children face a variety of changes in the way that they attend school. Some might be attending virtual classes; others might attend school in-person with many new rules. To help your child with ADHD adjust to these changes, learn about the resources available for parents.
The transition to college is challenging for many students and can be especially difficult for those with ADHD. Many who have relied on parents to help them with organization and time management struggle when this help is less available.
Compared to what they were used to in high school, life for most college students is less structured and there are often large gaps between when class assignments are due. Many classes have no attendance policy and it is solely up to students to get themselves consistently to class. Read More…
Children with ADHD and/or learning disabilities often feel overwhelmed by the challenges they face at school. From focusing during a lecture to remembering homework assignments to completing standardized tests, school can be difficult for them.
Children with AD/HD are often very bright but may not be able to thrive in school because their learning environment may negatively impact their success in school.
If you have not done so lately, it is time to make another appointment with your child’s school to check up on your child’s progress.
Suggestions for communicating with your child’s teachers and school administrators to ensure that your child gets the most out of his or her educational experience.