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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 […]


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 […]


ADHD and Developmental Delay in Executive Functions

        Many of the difficulties people with ADHD experience are due to not only the core symptoms of the disorder (inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity), but also weaknesses in some or many of their “executive functions”.  In fact, it is estimated that children and teens with ADHD have a developmental delay in their […]


Understanding Executive Functions

Executive functions are the ‘command and control processes’, the ‘management systems/functions’ of the brain. Weaknesses or developmental delays in the executive functions and self-regulation are key problems of children, teens, and adults with ADHD (as well as other brain-based disorders). For kids with ADHD, it’s these executive skill difficulties that cause them the most problems […]