Dec 15, 2014 • 16M

#168:New Resource Aims To Help Students With ADHD

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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November 25, 2014 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: or on Stitcher by clicking here: “ADHD is like having a powerful race car for a brain, but with bicycle brakes. You need to strengthen your brakes to win races in life,” said Dr. Ned Hallowell, an MD child psychiatrist and leading authority on ADHD. Recently, 15 nonprofits collaborated to create with help from Hallowell to help students with ADHD and a variety of other learning and attention issues. Philanthropist Shelly London explains, “One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, writing, math, focus and organization. These kids are as smart as their peers, and with the right strategies and support, they can go from simply coping to truly thriving in school and in life.” “Parents told us that they want personalized support all along the journey with their kids. But that’s not easy to find. So the 15 nonprofits came together to give all parents access to just that no matter what resources they have or where they live,” she continued.” “Understood is a comprehensive free online resource that empowers parents through personalized support, daily access to experts, specially designed tools and a secure community. It is available in English, Spanish and read-aloud mode and works equally well on computer, tablet and smartphone,” she concluded. Hallowell added, “As a parent, how you approach your child’s learning and attention issues will set the tone for how your child manages it his or herself. When you show them compassion and understanding, you teach them to love themselves and see their strengths.”