Articles for Students

Recommended Accommodations for College Students with ADHD

The transition from high school to college is a critical and sensitive stage, especially for those with ADHD. College students with ADHD face many challenges in the new college community with more distraction, less external structure, more responsibilities, and new…
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What College Students with ADHD Need to Know About Advocacy and Accommodations

Individuals with special learning needs are guaranteed special supports in elementary and high school by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  However, in college, the protections are somewhat different. Two federal laws guarantee…
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Exercise and the ADHD College Student

“A bout of exercise is like taking a little bit of Prozac and a little bit of Ritalin.” - Dr. John Ratey And Dr. Ratey ought to know! The illustrious neuropsychiatrist from Harvard Medical School is the author with Dr.…
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Studying – What do You Need to be Successful?

College students need to balance a large workload every day.  In order to get through the work as efficiently and effectively as possible it is important to consider where and when are best for you to study and get your…
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Sleep Strategies for College Students With ADHD

Most people need 7-9 hours of sleep a night to be their best selves! But sleep issues often come with the territory for adults with ADHD. Are you dealing with any of these challenges? Difficulty falling asleep at night Struggling…
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Finding the Right College for You

College is an exciting part of life. There are many good colleges (two year, four year, and technical) spread across the country.  When searching for a college to attend, it is important that you find ones that are right for…
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Distracted? Try “Labelling” Your Distracting Thoughts!

In order to successfully get through college, you'll need to be able to keep your mind on what you're doing! Reading, writing, and studying require maximum mental bandwidth. But what do you do when those intrusive thoughts just keep coming…
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Balancing College Life by Seeing Your Time

If you are a college student, you are quickly learning that there are many activities vying for your attention every day. It is important that college students learn to balance the daily demands of college life. Remember, the ADHD brain…
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Time Management: How do you see your time?

One important aspect of succeeding in college is being able to see your time.  What does it mean to see your time? Seeing your time involves: Estimating how much time you have, Figuring out how to allocate your time to…
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Top 10 Memory Strategies

If you've ever left your research project in the library, searched unsuccessfully for your English essay, or blanked out during a biology test - the right memory strategies can turn that all around! Memory and academics Having a strong academic…
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