To Sit in a Quiet Place “I don’t want to bother anyone but I like to sit in a place where it’s quieter and not that much like going on around me. It’s ok if I’m in the back or kind of by myself because I’m more comfortable if I can focus better and also … Continue reading The Help I Want by Jason, a 9 year old with ADHD
“ADHD makes me creative. I love building games and building stuff. I’ve been like that ever since I was little. I started with big blocks and now I’m pretty much just into video games. I’m also really good at Math. I have very creative ways to get answers. I also think of creative strategies to … Continue reading The Genius of ADHD
By Nicole Biscotti, M.Ed. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans are documents that legally obligate schools to provide support that is specific to a particular child with a disability’s needs. If the child does not receive the modifications and accommodations detailed in this document parents and guardians have recourse through the legal system. On … Continue reading IEP’s & 504 Plans are Only as Effective as Their Implementation
By Jason, 9 years old, and his mom, Nicole Biscotti, M.Ed. Most of us are pretty uncomfortable with anger. We avoid it. We are afraid of it. We are expected to hide it because it’s impolite. We reject people who display anger. We view anger as an uncontrollable emotional force that is dangerous. At its … Continue reading How We Can All Learn about Anger from Children with ADHD
“Understanding ADHD Helps me to Not Blame Myself”By Jason, 9 years old, and his mom Nicole Biscotti, M.Ed. We don’t generally diagnose ADHD until a child attends school. The medical community has their reasons for this, mostly revolving around the fact that ADHD does not have a blood test or any other quantifiable measure to … Continue reading At What Age Should a Child Know they Have ADHD?