Last week the Seattle Times ran a front-page story on Vincenzo Di Salvo, a Tacoma School District student who received Edge coaching in middle school and triumphantly graduated high school. Next fall he will become the first in his family to attend college. Vincenzo credits Pam Frazier, his Edge coach, as the single biggest reason he was able to turn his life around and graduate. His is an inspiring story of the power of resilience, coaching and caring to overcome even the most difficult challenges.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Good SEL skills increase a student’s chances of success in school and in life. The most recent study of Edge coaching’s effectiveness demonstrates its power to foster social and emotional learning, and help students build resilience and confidence.
The landscape of ADHD diagnosis and treatment continues to shift as our understanding of the condition improves. Here are some of the latest facts about ADHD reported by the CDC and other organizations. As these facts show, ADHD is a serious medical condition that merits more investment in research and treatment.
Many parents who have a child with ADHD may wonder if getting a pet is a good idea. Pets offer a child unconditional love and companionship, and having a pet can help teach kids a lot about responsibility and empathy. As a parent, you will need to assess whether your ADHD child can successfully handle a pet. It takes careful planning and understanding how a pet will fit in with your family’s situation.
To celebrate Father’s Day, from now through midnight (PT) 6/15/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com in support of The Edge Foundation. This is in addition to the … Read More
Look at this happy face: This is just one happy student who received Edge coaching this year in our Puget Sound School-Based Project. If you haven’t done so already, please watch and share the video (below)which features NPR affiliate KPLU … Read More
Yesterday the disability community scored a major victory in support of testing accommodations when California’s Governor Brown signed bill AB 2122. The bill prohibits the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) from the practice of flagging LSAT test scores of students … Read More
As the 2012-2013 School Year gets underway, we are busy matching coaches and students in our Pacific Northwest School’s project. This will be the second year this pilot program brings ADHD coaching to middle and high school students in under-performing … Read More
Get your Free Copy! Free Care Package provides parents of teens and college students with ADHD ideas, facts, resources and encouragement. The Edge Foundation’s new publication, An ADHD Parent Care Package, was written to help worried parents navigate the difficult … Read More
Editor’s note: While the American Disabilities Act protects students with disabilities, it has been an uphill battle to get many institutions to comply with the law. Our Executive Director, Robert Tudisco, has been actively working on behalf of disabled students … Read More