Author: Kari Miller, PhD, BCET

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 memory is essential to making it through college! But if you’re not so interested in […]

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Learn the Secrets – Control Your ADHD Brain

As the owner of an ADHD brain, understanding what captures and holds your attention is essential to taking charge of your life! So what kinds of things captivate the ADHD brain? New Stuff is My Friend (or Foe)! New things are just a whole lot more interesting to the ADHD brain than the same old […]

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In Memory of Robert Petersen

With deepest sympathy.

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Can Exercise Be Used to Help an Adult With ADHD Control Symptoms?

It can – and it doesn’t have to be as strenuous as you may think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. “Even 60 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity is good for you,” the CDC […]

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Put Down That Pizza – Seriously!

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”  – Ann Wigmore, natural food advocate One of the most important things you can do for your brain, and your life, is to make informed choices about what you eat. The food and drink you […]

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Need to Focus? Turn Up the Volume!

Sitting in one place for hours, carefully checking your work for errors, editing your term paper for the 3rd time – BRING IT ON! Well…not so much, huh? What to do, what to do… Every college student knows how important the ability to concentrate and focus is to succeeding in college. Finding ways to stay […]

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Reading Comprehension and the College Student with ADHD

Understanding and remembering what you read is not only a personal rush, it saves you a lot of valuable time! Rereading the same material over and over is a sink hole that will drag you down and keep you from having enough time to get all of your assignments done. So what’s a better way? […]

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Thriving in College When You Have ADHD

Surviving your college experience can be tough, but actually thriving in college depends on having a particular mix of personal qualities. What personal attributes turn surviving into thriving? Here are some of the most important. (By the way, you don’t need to have all six of these qualities to thrive in college and in life, […]

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The Hardest Part is Getting Started

How do we get started when we have a task we want to – or need to – complete?  Well, the hardest part is getting started. Once we actually get started, it’s a lot easier to keep going. But oh, my goodness! Getting started can really suck sometimes, can’t it!! It’s a lot easier to […]

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I Have to Remember What? Laundry and Medication and Sleep, Oh My!

College means a new found independence.  For most students, their parents won’t be looking over their shoulders, although it may still feel like it at times.  With this new freedom comes new responsibilities such as remembering to do laundry, taking your medicine (if you are using medicine), getting enough sleep, and remembering where you put […]

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