It’s hard to become more confident when you don’t know what it means to be confident. Watch as Brian shares a way to view confidence in a whole new way.
It seems each day I encounter another teacher who believes their student with ADHD can overcome attention issues through motivation alone. Even more frustrating is when they suggest it would be unfair to offer the student accommodations. If it’s that simple I’d like to ask students to relinquish their eye glasses and try harder [...]
A common complaint I hear from teachers about their students with either ADHD or autism is that they seem to make no effort or delay making an effort to get ready for class. They’ll state that the student (who we’ll call Andy) will simply sit there and do nothing while the other students are getting [...]
Giving a child a copy of notes for each class does NOT remove accountability from the student nor does it give the student permission to tune out. What it DOES do is prevent a child’s brain from becoming worn out as a result of having to rapidly and repeatedly transition between whiteboard and notebook, often [...]
Much of what is portrayed for us either through reality programming or fictional depictions of life celebrates being the best, being the winner as the most meaningful outcome. I’m not suggesting we shouldn’t strive to excel because continuing to refine ourselves improves our lives and the lives of those around us. Unfortunately, it leaves many, especially [...]
It’s a common belief that people on the autism spectrum get along better with people that are older or younger and tend to avoid people their own age. I suspect a primary reason for this is that their exposure to people their own age tends to occur in groups: classrooms, cafeterias, cub or girl scouts [...]
One of the scourges of ADHD is the intrusion of negative thoughts when you’re trying to settle down for a good night’s sleep. It only takes one thought to begin the process of going from zero to catastrophe in about three seconds. I’ve experienced this far too often and whipped myself into either a panic [...]