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OCTOBER IS ADHD AWARENESS MONTH
Here's what you need to know!

Did you know Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common brain and behavior disorders experienced in childhood? Symptoms include difficulty staying focused, paying attention, controlling behavior, and hyperactivity. 

Research into the disorder continues to improve and shed new light on causes and treatments; however, there is a good deal of debate on issues such as: "Is ADHD over diagnosed? How to know if the behavior is normal or a cause for greater concern?" and "Is medication appropriate?"

In this short video, Ann Dolin, M.Ed. explains the basics of what you need to know about ADHD.   

OUR RECENT BLOG POSTS   
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Just the other day, I had the chance to interview nationally-known author, speaker, and developmental pediatrician, Pat Quinn, M.D. of Washington, D.C.  Pat is an authority on the subject of women and girls and has written many books on the topic.  Read on for her insight into this often misunderstood issue.

In an interview with Ann Dolin, Dr. Sarah Berger of the Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment describes the causes of perfectionist tendencies and how therapy can help a student manage when day-to-day functions are disturbed.

A NEW, BETTER WAY TO DIAGNOSE ADHD?
The Attention Research Update written by David Rabiner, Ph.D., a research professor at Duke University, is a newsletter that provides cutting-edge information on the topic of attention. I was especially interested in his latest topic about a new way to diagnose ADHD.
 
 
PRESENTATION TONIGHT:
ADHD AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
Signs, symptoms, and solutions for your child's success 

Please join us at Arlington Public School Education Center for Ann Dolin's presentation, "ADHD and Executive Functions: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions for your Child's Success" tonight at 7:30 pm. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

 

In This Workshop You Will Learn:
  • Why executive functions are so important for school success  
  • Red flags for ADHD and what to do about it
  • Differences between boys and girls
  • Practical strategies parents can learn today and use tomorrow

HOW EDUCATIONAL COACHES HELP STUDENTS WITH ADHD 
Research-based strategies to improve time management, organization, and study skills 
 
  • Does your son fully grasp the material he is learning in the classroom but struggle to complete assignments on time?
  • Does your daughter spend hours "studying" for her tests - reading her text book and notes over and over again- only to go in on test day and completely blank on the material?
  • Are ADHD and/or poor executive functioning skills inhibiting your student from reaching her potential?
If you can relate to any of the above, working with an Educational Coach may be just what your child needs!

Click here for more information.

 


OCTOBER TUTOR OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Ramtin G!
 
Ramtin graduated with honors from George Mason University in 2010 and holds degrees in Chemistry and Biology.  He discovered his passion for tutoring when he began working with classmates and students through the university.  Committed to lifelong learning, Ramtin leaves no textbook left behind, tutoring a wide range of topics from science and mathematics to the humanities.  He considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to offer guidance and support to so many students, and he is grateful for the lasting relationships he has made through Educational Connections.  When not working with his students, Ramtin enjoys producing music in his studio and acquiring foreign language proficiency.  He speaks Farsi fluently and has completed advanced coursework in French and Arabic.

Learn how you can have your student begin working with a fantastic tutor like Ramtin! 
Educational Connections, Inc.
Serving Northern VA, DC, and MD
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