ADHD & Dyslexia Mythbusters
Disproving stigma around ADHD and Dyslexia while providing the facts that can help you and your child.
Executive Function Myths
Misconceptions about executive function challenges can be roadblocks for those seeking support. Separate fact from fiction with these 5 myths about executive function challenges: https://u.org/3PoUXci
3 ways to give directions to help kids with ADHD
Kids with ADHD can have a tough time following directions. Trouble with focus can make it hard to listen. Or directions may be too long or too complicated for kids to remember every step.
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. But these challenges aren’t a problem with intelligence. Click the link to learn more about dyslexia.
6 things I wish I’d known sooner about my son’s anxiety | Understood.org
My son has ADHD. He’s also been anxious about school since he was old enough to be assigned homework. In first grade, he was melting down every night when it came time to do his daily 10-minute reading assignment. When my son was 11, he was diagnosed with anxiety. Today he’s in middle school, and we finally have a good plan in place for his ADHD and anxiety. But it’s been a frustrating and sometimes miserable road to where we are now.
Myths about discipline | Understood
Did you know that “time-out” is not an effective punishment for kids? Many parents use this strategy, but here’s what you should know
Teens with ADHD and lying: Why it’s common and how to respond
Most teens tell lies every now and then. But when teens with ADHD frequently lie, there are other factors to consider. Learn why it happens and how to respond:
Organization tips for kids with ADHD | Understood
It can be frustrating when your child’s room or backpack is consistently messy, but this is often the case for kids with ADHD. Here are 5 tips that can your child work through executive function challenges and build organization skills.
Helping kids learn from mistakes | Understood
Growth mindset is about recognizing failure as an opportunity for growth. Here’s how to teach kids about the positives that can come from failure:
Facts about ADHD and lying | Understood
When kids with ADHD lie, it can be frustrating. But it’s often because they’re struggling to manage ADHD symptoms, like trouble with time management or impulsive behavior, that can make it hard to do and complete tasks. Here’s what you should know.
Slow processing speed myths | Understood
Most kids with learning and thinking differences thrive in the right environment. Here’s what our experts have to say about career paths for kids with slow processing speed.
Dyspraxia myths and facts | Undertstood
Dyspraxia in kids is often misinterpreted as clumsiness, which is why some kids never get the support they need. Learn more about the misconceptions surrounding dyspraxia and how to help.
Why I let my child play Minecraft | Understood
Lots of people think video games, like Minecraft, are a waste of time. But parents might be amazed to find how many tasks in Minecraft involve executive function skills like organization, working memory, and even impulse control. Learn more how video games can help your child by clicking the link in bio.