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My upcoming webinar on Teaching Kids with ADHD & EF Impairments

This is just a reminder for anybody who is still interested in registering for the webinar: On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Time (EST) I will be presenting a webinar on helping students with ADHD and Executive Function impairments to achieve school success. For additional information about the webinar and […]


The ADHD Book of Lists, Second Edition

      I’m happy to announce that my new edition to The ADHD Book of Lists just came out this week!  It is completely revised and updated from the first edition. Please click on the following for more information about this book: Table of Contents Endorsements Description         Share


New Understanding of ADHD – It’s an “Executive Function” Disorder

    In recent years, there have been fundamental changes in our understanding of ADHD due to the tremendous advances in just the past decade of scientific research (numerous genetic and brain imaging studies ).  Although the theory that ADHD is really a disorder in the development of executive functions has been promoted for many […]


Back to School: Organizing Tips for Parents

      To get your son or daughter in gear for this new school year,  now is the time (if you haven’t already done so) for getting organized.  This is important for all kids, but particularly so for those with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities.  Help your child be ready and off to a fresh start […]


Summer Tips for Helping Your Struggling/Reluctant Writer (Part 1)

   by Sandra Rief For kids who resist writing because it is difficult for them (as is the case for many with ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities), it is not easy to motivate them to write over the summer.  During the school year much of what students write are assignments from their teachers that address various […]


Fun Ways to Boost Your ADHD Child’s Academic Skills This Summer

My upcoming webinar for ADDitude Magazine’s ADHD Expert Webinar Series: On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1 PM Eastern Time, I will be the guest for one of ADDitude Magazine’s free webinars.  The topic of my webinar is  “Fun Ways to Boost Your Child’s Academic Skills This Summer”.     The summer months are an important break from the school year […]


5 Common Misinterpretations of ADHD Behavior

by Sandra Rief Even when we are fully aware that a child/teen has ADHD – a neurobiological (brain-based) disorder, it is easy to misinterpret the behaviors we observe.  Here are 5 common behaviors of students with ADHD, the incorrect assumptions often made by teachers, and the reality of what is most likely the underlying cause(s) of […]


10 (More) Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD

  This is part 2 of my blog on recommended do’s and don’ts for parents of children/teens with ADHD.  Part 1 was “Ten Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD” that I posted on 2-13-13.  The content of this blog is excerpted from my books, The ADD/ADHD Checklist, 2nd edition  and How to Reach & […]


10 Tips for Parents of Kids with ADHD

The following are 10 recommended do’s and don’ts for parents of children and teens with ADHD, adapted from my book: The ADD/ADHD Checklist, 2nd edition.  This is a 2-part blog.  I will be sharing additional tips for parents in my next blog later this month.   1. Do not be misled or fooled by your child’s inconsistent […]


Homework Tips for Teachers of Kids with ADHD and/or LD

  Homework time is often a nightmare in homes of children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  It typically takes kids with ADHD and/or LD much more time to do their homework than the average student – even with parental supervision and direct assistance.  Assignments that take 15-20 minutes for most of their classmates to complete can easily be an hour of work […]