Dr Thomas Brown of Yale University has a view of ADHD you may not have heard about that gives a fresh perspective to ADHD. Dr Brown turns ADHD on its head; defining it as a constellation of Executive Function impairments he’s … Read More
Once and a while it’s useful to dust off the mission statement and give it an airing. Edge Foundation’s primary mission is to provide students with ADHD access to qualified, professional coaches. However, we often are approached by people who … Read More
Guest post from Edge Foundation Executive Director, Sarah Wright. Last month I attended my first Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) annual conference. AHEAD is a vital professional association for those who provide services to disabled college and graduate … Read More
The rate of anxiety disorders is much higher in people with ADHD than in the general public. There is also a higher rate of depression among people who have ADHD than the general population. ADHD often comes with a host of other issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. But depression may be the most life-threatening condition of all.
If you are a regular reader of the Edge blog, you already know that the ADHD can cause all types of challenges that get in the way of a student reaching his or her full potential. The root of many … Read More
Last week we wrote a post about executive function and ADHD inspired by John Medina’s book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Each of Medina’s 12 Principals are based on scientifically-proven facts about … Read More
If do much reading about ADHD sooner or later you are going to come across the term “executive function” and wonder what in the heck is that? Simply put, executive function is a term that psychologists and medical professionals use to describe the higher functions of our brain that help us control and self-manage ourselves.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been associated with poor grades, poor reading and math test scores, and being held back. But despite billions of dollars spent on special education programs, the number of ADHD students dropping out of high school … Read More
We hope you didn’t miss last week’s exciting news: The Edge model of coaching has been proven to be effective at improving students’ abilities to study and succeed in school. If you don’t have enough time to read the full … Read More
Note: this week’s post is by guest blogger, Kelsey Peterson. Kelsey was the student that inspired the creation of the Edge Foundation. You can find other tips and ideas about how to be successful in college with ADHD with our … Read More