Category Archives: studying and learning

Summer’s Over – For ADHD Students and Parents — ADHD Tip O the Day 738

With ADHD,  school can be a booger. Actually, school was very easy for me – that is, the academic part.  Socially and behaviorally, not so much.  But the work was very easy, until I hit college.  It was like hitting a … Continue reading

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Getting Diagnosed with ADHD – and Life Before the Diagnosis. Part 2— ADHD Tip O the Day 729

From Jeff – a comment on a previous post and on Ram’s comment on that post.              (The embolding is my doing.) “Hi Doug. I have a different perspective from Ram’s that I thought I’d share. … Continue reading

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Yes, You read it. But how much do you remember? — ADD Tip O the Day 695

How to read effectively I am blessed with the ability to read fast.  I’ve read a lot of books, and I can get through most books quickly.  But like most gifts, there’s  a downside.  It’s a blessing if I’m reading … Continue reading

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Diet and ADD ADHD, New Findings — ADD Tip O the Day 653

Much has been written about diet and ADD ADHD. The research shows that special diets can have some benefit for some people, but  sound like a headache to manage and often for small benefit. I have been dubious.  Now more general … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Reading? or “Reading” — ADD Tip O the Day 635

Sometimes I read and sometimes I “read.” Dyslexia We ADDers have an increased incidence of dyslexia.  Both ADD ADHD and dyslexia result from faulty brain wiring.  Do I have dyslexia?  A lot of times I get numbers or letters transposed.  … Continue reading

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Dyslexia and ADD ADHD – – – ADD Tip O the Day 567

ADD ADHD and dyslexia run together I’ve just finished reading a very interesting book on dyslexia. The author, a prize winning poet!,  talks extensively about his life long experience with dyslexia. It is heart rending. but when I read it, … Continue reading

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Stimulants and Religion, misuse and abuse – – – ADD Tip O the Day 548

Part of today’s post is not really about ADD ADHD, but it’s important. My friend Ken sent a great post today; I have to use it. What do stimulants and religion have in common? 1. They can both be misused … Continue reading

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Studying and Decluttering— ADD Tip o the day 535

Time for school School is starting. Michael is not thrilled. But to get off to a good start, this is a good time to review strategies and issues. And it’s important to know how to study. I didn’t discover how … Continue reading

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Music – Studying, or for any Task Needing Concentration —- ADD Tip o the Day 473

With ADD ADHD, studying and learning can be a challenge, but there are a lot of good strategies.  I regret not knowing where this post came from, but it’s good: I know maybe some of you have used this before … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Thank you to all who follow the blog and special thanks to all who comment.  As well of course to all who have purchased one of the … Continue reading

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New York Times on ADD ADHD part 2 – ADD Tip o the Day 451

First, blessed Christmas to all, ADD ADHD or not. I recall the advent of Xanax (alprazolam), a very dangerous med that exploded onto the market, and which differs from the safer meds of its class (benzodiapine anti anxieties) only in … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD Meds vs Structure — ADD Tip o the Day 447

This is a reply to Amit Ronen, who is against children being drugged and is for letting them be their energetic selves and climb trees and play football: Amit, yes, we need to design the school, and parenting, to fit … Continue reading

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How to Study Part 5 and probably last — ADD Tip o the Day 446

Even without ADD or ADHD, and more important if with, we need to use the standard ADD ADHD strategies and apply them to studying. small steps – schedule reasonable amounts of time to study and reasonable amounts to learn in … Continue reading

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The Forgetting Curve, Studying Part 4 — ADD Tip o the Day 444

This applies to anyone wanting to learn anything, whether or not a student, or ADD, ADHD, or not.  For example, I’m trying to learn the towns of New Mexico. To condense and oversimplify: If you memorize something 100% and don’t … Continue reading

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How To Study Part 3 — ADD Tip o the Day 443

Whether you have ADD or ADHD or not, there are two very effective scientific principles for studying – self testing and using the forgetting curve. Studies have shown that the most effective way to learn is by testing – test … Continue reading

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Studying with ADD or ADHD part 2— Abhi’s Bottom Line — ADD Tip o the Day 443

Continuing the series on how to study with ADD or ADHD.  Abhi reports: I did my exam well. Could’ve done better, but did good. Now I know that desperate efforts never yield good results. We have to plan well in … Continue reading

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Studying With ADD or ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 441

When we have ADD or ADHD, studying can be a real booger.  Plus, lots of people don’t know how to study (I sure didn’t ’til  second year med school).  And then there’s the difference between studying to pass a test, … Continue reading

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