Homework and ADHD

  Consider this parenting scenario: Frank, a 10 year old fourth grader with ADHD, comes home from school.  When asked about his homework, he reports that he has one page of math to complete.  However, in his smooth manner, he negotiates to do so later that evening and play outside for the time being.  His … Continued

Screen Time for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides excellent resources and guidelines for media and screen time when considering the developmental age of children. Here is the direct link to this important and helpful resource: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Pages/Media-and-Children.aspx

Exercise and ADHD

An interesting study was completed by researchers at the University of Vermont and Michigan State University which was published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology in 2017.   The study sought to determine if there is a link between being aerobically fit and a reduction of ADHD symptoms in young children.  Researchers studied … Continued

Online Safety for Children

Maintaining attention to online activity and online safety for our children is a task that has been added to the modern day parent.  A few helpful resources when considering digital parenting and filtering options include the following: www.fosi.org/good-digital-parenting https://netsanity.net – This allows for parental controls on Apple and Android devices. It allows for parental controls … Continued

“Because I Said So!”: Guided Tips for Parenting

“Because I said so” is an age old response used by parents in moments of exasperation.  This type of response is often toward the end of a negotiation, line of questioning, or maybe even at the onset of a child questioning a parent’s directive.  Whenever or however it is used, it often leaves at least … Continued

Depression and Executive Functioning

How is Executive Functioning related to Depression? Common traits of depression include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness, loss of motivation, lowered self-esteem, poor concentration and decision making, loss of energy, and suicidal ideation. Now, consider important aspects of executive functioning related to emotional regulation: Flexible thinking and flexible problem solving Behavioral inhibition or … Continued

Annual Training for School Professionals on Suicide Prevention

JOHNSON COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION 5TH ANNUAL SCHOOL TRAINING EVENT March 1st 2018 | 8:00am – 4:00pm (registration 7:30 – 8:00am) Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center ‎ 8788 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS. The Coalition is hosting our annual training event for school professionals.  Please extend this invite to members of your team who … Continued

New Resource on Teaching Students with ADHD

Just added a new resource in my store within the site:   teacherspayteachers.com/store/Tish-Taylor entitled “A Manual for Teaching the Student with ADHD and Executive Dysfunction”.

The Individuality of ADHD

We assume a common set of traits and characteristics when conceptualizing or thinking about an individual with ADHD.  It is also common to think about one person we may know with ADHD and assume that is the face of ADHD.  While there are certainly similarities among individuals with ADHD, no one person is exactly the … Continued

ADHD and Dysgraphia

ADHD and Dysgraphia Dysgraphia is a type of learning disorder that impacts one’s ability to write.  Dysgraphia includes different specific types of difficulties with writing and often include the following: *difficulty with legible handwriting *difficulty with spacing and organization of writing on the page *difficulty organizing thoughts when writing *difficulty with grammar and writing mechanics, … Continued