Carla Crenshaw

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Tuning Out Distractions, Zeroing In on School

<b>The problem:</b> “My child doesn’t listen.”<p>A student with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) might not seem to be listening or paying attention to …

What’s Your Child’s Cognitive Learning Style?

You may have already identified your child’s sensory learning style — whether she’s better at processing information taken in visually, aurally, or …

Half of All Kids with ADHD Have a Learning Disability or Related Condition

A mother takes her daughter to the family doctor because she’s always tired and lacks energy. The doctor notes that the linings of her eyelids are …

From a Learning Disability to Harvard: A Dyslexia Success Story

Let me tell you about a first-grader who had trouble learning to read.<p>He entered first grade in 1955 in a public school in a small town on Cape Cod. …

10 Rewards to Inspire Your Child’s Best Behavior

1 of 11<p>Boring = Impossible?<p>Our kids can focus for hours on a video game they love, but when it comes to getting through a whole textbook chapter or …

Parenting

How do You Recharge After Your Child Has a Temper Tantrum?

<i>ADDitude</i> asked: How do you recharge after your child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a temper tantrum?<p><b>I look at my son’s</b> …

Disruptive Behavior: Solutions for the Classroom and at Home

<b>The problem:</b> Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often labeled or called aggressive, bullies, violent, or defiant …

Using the Stoplight System to Manage School Behavior

Teachers and parents can use a simple strategy — called the <b>stoplight system</b> — to put the brakes on bad behavior in children with attention deficit …

Say It Once. Know They’ll Listen. And Follow.

<i>Is it expecting too much for my child to do as I say?</i> If you’ve ever caught yourself muttering something like this, consider the skills involved in …

How Teachers Can Help Every Student Shine

Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is your child’s teacher doing everything to support learning? Teachers …

9 Ways to Get a Student to Follow Instructions

Getting kids to stop, listen, and comply in the classroom is a challenge for teachers.<p>While some instructors interpret inattention as defiance, the …

Simple, Streamlined Study and School Organization Strategies

I struggled all my life in school, until I started college. Suddenly, my GPA skyrocketed to a 3.9. What happened?<p>I learned study skills, but not the …

Learn More by Keeping It Neat

We sometimes forget that our children juggle time and projects as much as we do. As early as second grade, children are expected to hand in homework …

Have a Teen with ADHD? Encourage Communication & Avoid the Drama

Parents often ask me how they can get through to their teenager with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disability adds stress to …

When Your Child Wants to Give Up

Ryan walked into my office with his head down. “What’s wrong?” I asked. He said, “I can’t do anything right, and I don’t care anymore. Maybe I should …

“I Remembered Not to Forget!”

Working memory is the ability to hold information in mind while performing complex tasks. A young child is able to execute simple tasks — sharpen his …

Teaching

How to Find the Perfect School for Your Child

If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), one of your top priorities is finding a school that matches his learning …

Step-by-Step Guide for Securing ADHD Accommodations at School

Can a Child with ADHD Get an IEP or 504 Plan?<p>The process of securing academic accommodations for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or …

Calendars, Clocks, and Confidence: Organizational Skills for School

What Organizational Skills Are Essential?<p>ADHD walks hand in hand with executive disorder challenges. As such, students with attention deficit …

Homework Secrets for Kids Who Can’t Just ‘Buckle Down’

Having two children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), I tried a lot of traditional study methods through the years, with no …

Living Rooms

Remember More from the Page

Students with ADHD often complain to their parents and teachers, “I’ve read the whole page, but I don’t remember a thing.” Difficulty remembering …

Teach Your Child, the ADD Way

Children diagnosed with ADD have various learning styles, but they are primarily visual learners. The thing that makes ADDers creative, spontaneous, …

You Do the Math: Homework and Study Tips

Like it or hate it, we all need to study math.<p>Even if you don’t find it the most thrilling subject, you’ll certainly discover it’s one of the most …

Mathematics

When it Comes to Handwriting, Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect

Does your child’s teacher say, “Michelle has great ideas, but she can’t get them down on paper” or, “Bill’s handwriting is all over the place — I’m …

11 Every-Night Ways to Build Stronger Reading Skills

In first and second grade, most children learn to read. Beginning in third grade, they’re expected to read to learn. They may be assigned to find …

Nicer… Through Nurture

Before Eric’s fourth birthday, he had been treated by half a dozen therapists, none of whom made life easier for him or his mother.<p>“I was always on …

“My Son Can’t Help It — So I Don’t Punish Him”

“No! I hate you! You’re stupid! You’re mean! You’re a fricking jerk!” My 10-year-old screams this, responding to a request to find his shoes before …

ADDitude

The ADDitude Solution Center<p>1. Who are you here to help?<p>A Child orAn Adult<p>2. What question can we help you answer?<p>Newsletters Built for You<p>Get the …

An Integrated Systems Approach to Closing the Achievement Gap

If nothing else, the current emphasis on accountability has helped educators better analyze student achievement data. Unfortunately, what we've found …

Achievement Gap

Closing the Achievement Gap

For guidance on closing the achievement gap, educators should look first to those who have produced tangible results, Hilliard argued. Those most …

Education