A College Syllabus and Students with ADD
Students who have not been exposed to the syllabus in previous educational settings might think that it is just another piece of paper. They would be wrong! A syllabus is an essential tool for any college student, but especially for a student with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Accomplish College Goals with ADD
With ADD or another learning disability, you can accomplish what you work hard on and what you value. In the words of Michaela LeCompte, "my message to them is, do not let that label define what we can accomplish." Go beyond your label! Accomplish your college goals.
ADD and E-Mailing a College Instructor
When you make a special deal with an instructor about your grades, you want to get it in writing. Prevent memory loss and mistakes from happening to you. Write a professional e-mail after you and your instructor talk. Then, you have a record of what was discussed, & you have thanked the instructor.
Bombing a College Test with ADD
When you have Attention Deficit Disorder and bomb a college exam, it can seem like a dark cloud is hanging over your whole life. Many students feel like they are in a hole that they cannot possibly get out of. How can you avoid the epic test bomb or salvage your grade, if that becomes necessary?
College Academic Success with ADD
People with ADD/ADHD have difficulty with executive functioning, which impacts implementation and monitoring of their academic plans. Since these skills don't come naturally to us, we need to explicitly plan our road to academic success in college. Here are some pointers on how to do that.
College First Semester Pain and ADD
While college freshmen with Attention Deficit Disorder start their first year full of energy and hope, by mid-semester they are often bogged down in the abyss of academic struggles. Are they there to stay? Can they dig out? What can be done to salvage the academic semester?
College Freshman Failure with ADD
You sent your child with Attention Deficit Disorder off to college with a shiny new wardrobe, lots of advice, and full of hope. When December rolled around, the totality of the fiasco hit you in the face. Your child with ADD made a shambles out of the first semester in college. What do you do now?
College Freshman Problems and ADD
As students with Attention Deficit Disorder go off to college for the first time, there is a huge transition from high school work to college studies. Also, they lose their support system that often cues them to do those tasks that are essential. How can a student take charge of his college life?
College Graduation and ADD
Congratulations! You are graduating from college! Your road has not been smooth. However, you persevered, learned to plan, and found your own study style. Because you cared and worked hard, you are graduating. Let's collect all of that learning to get you ready for your big launch into the world.
College Life with ADD
Build college success! When students with ADD go to college, many of them have difficulty that is related to their Attention Deficit Disorder. This category on the ADD site will explore the many facets of succeeding in college with Attention Deficit Disorder.
College Living with Attention Deficit Disorder
Many students with Attention Deficit Disorder plan to go to college. Yes, planning is the key for a successful college experience! What kind of living situation makes sense for a kid with ADD? That depends on the kid, and they should reflect on their needs to find their best living circumstances.
College Organizational and Learning Tools for ADD
In college, folks with Attention Deficit Disorder learn how to organize large amounts of class material. You can be highly successful in college. Hard work & the tools that the college provides, like the syllabi & online learning platform, along with your academic calendar, brings you success.
College Resources for Students with ADD
Starting college is an exciting time filled with new adventures. Sometimes peril rides right along with those adventures when you have ADD. Structures that helped you be successful in your high school career will be left behind, so you will have to build some new personal and academic scaffolding.
College Students Misusing ADD Drugs
A new study from the University of South Carolina did a meta-analysis of 30 studies involving the misuse of ADD/ADHD medications like Adderall and methylphenidate by college students. After crunching the numbers, the study found that 1 in 6 or 17% of college students misuse stimulant drugs.
College Students with Depression and ADD
What happens when a college student with ADD is away from home and has depression? How do they get through the experience without their natural support system? Here are some thoughts about what they can do to help themselves.
Complex Learning in College with ADD
A significant number of people with ADD also have learning disabilities. These learning difficulties work together with Attention Deficit Disorder to make acquiring new complex skills in college classes a challenging task. This article has practical tips to help students learn those complex skills.
Effective Decision Making Tool with ADD
SOCS is a decision making tool that can be used by people of all ages to work through problems. It is not a difficult process to learn. What can you do if you are facing a novel set of problems? Get out your SOCS and do a deep dive into your brainstorming skills! You can make great decisions!
Planning for College with ADD
Students with Attention Deficit Disorder who want to go to college need to start planning long before their senior year in high school. Early planning may make the difference between a painful affair or a positive experience.
Safer Driving for Teens with ADD
A recent study, published by JAMA Pediatrics, examined the records of youth with and without Attention Deficit Disorder in New Jersey. They were looking at risk statistics concerning young drivers, without and with ADD, and when they obtained their driver's licenses and had their first crash.
Sexual Harassment and College Students with ADD
A charge of sexual harassment can be devastating for a person’s educational or work future. Once a person has been labeled as a “sexual harasser,” it is hard to get educational placements or employment. Refrain from telling that naughty joke or sending that sexy meme. Your future depends on it.
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