When I saw this prompt, I thought about how I have always been a doodler. I used to draw on every piece of paper I could find in school. Most of the drawings I did were mindless and often repetitive doodles that helped me focus my mind. I am extremely ADHD and just the thought … Continue reading Inktober 2019: Mindless
One question I'm frequently asked about ADHD is do I support the use or do I think ADHD meds are necessary. Personally I don't use meds to control ADHD. I have found other ways to manage/control ADHD. For some people meds can be a vital part of management plan. Meds can make it easier to … Continue reading ADHD Meds
How do I know if my students are using ADHD as an excuse?
One of the questions I was asked during my presentation Learning Disabilities and ADHD: An Insider's Perspective was how do you tell if a student really has ADHD. I was also asked about the clinical definition of ADHD. Personally, I have never been one for labels or official diagnosis. Instead I tried to find ways … Continue reading How do I know if my students are using ADHD as an excuse?
Learning Disabilities and ADHD: An Insider’s Perspective
The handouts and additional resources from Learning Disabilities and ADHD: An Insider's Perspective workshop I presented at the 2013 ACE of Florida conference are available here.
Dear ADHD, I really dislike hate you. You are disruptive and demanding. It is as if you believe that defines and controls me. I am tired of the constant struggle to maintain balance and focus. I'm tired of struggling to keep of with simple task like the laundry and dishes. I'm tired of the never-ending … Continue reading Dear ADHD
What is the most common “disability” found in children? According to the Florida Department of Education 43% off students with disabilities have a learning disability. What is a learning disability or learning difference? It is a neurological problem that interferes with or hinders learning. Dyslexia and related Dys are the most common learning disabilities. What … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities
Oct: Learning Disability Awareness Month
I originally wrote this for another education site. I have adapted it for TDZ. The month of October is Disability Awareness Month. The archives already have several articles pertaining to learning disabilities. Here is a quick overview of some of the resources available on Homeschool Benefits. ADHD(Yes, I know it is not a learning disability … Continue reading Oct: Learning Disability Awareness Month