While our SMARTS Curriculum empowers all students by helping them understand their strengths and weaknesses and teaching them critically important executive function strategies, SMARTS is especially beneficial for students with learning and attention differences. In honor of ADHD Awareness Month (October), we’ve compiled a list of resources related to the connections between ADHD, executive function, and emotional regulation.
Supporting Students + Tips for School
On our SMARTS blog, we often feature posts that share direct perspectives from students with learning and attention differences. We also have many suggestions for how to enhance the classroom experience for students with ADHD.
- Student Perspective: Fidgeting to Focus
- Project Eye to Eye: Unlocking the Potential of Students with Learning Differences
- Remote Learning: Creating Transition Times for Students with ADHD
- Assistive Learning Tools for Students with ADHD
ADHD in College
Students with ADHD experience unique challenges and face a higher-than-average risk of dropping out of college. Best Colleges(link opens in new tab/window) has curated a comprehensive guide that provides tips, strategies, and resources to help students with ADHD navigate college successfully.
Emotions and Emotional Regulation
Emotional regulation can be a challenging aspect of ADHD. To help students with ADHD develop strategies for managing their emotions, we have to understand the connection between emotional regulation and ADHD.
- Unwrapping the Gifts of ADHD
- Smart but Stuck: Executive Function, Attention, and Emotion
- Self-Compassion and Managing ADHD
If you would like to learn more about the intersection of ADHD and emotions, we encourage you to attend ResearchILD’s 37th Annual Executive Function Conference on November 3 and 4, 2022.
Literature and Media
Representation is important in the literature and media that students consume, and it’s critical to advocate for producing and promoting literature that includes the experiences of all people.
- Beautiful Short Film about Life with ADHD
- Books that Feature Characters with Dyslexia or ADHD
- The Real-Life Inspiration for Percy Jackson
- Movies for Kids with ADHD
For a final laugh, check out these relatable ADHD memes to brighten your day.
- Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., SMARTS Associate
SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum: smarts-ef.org
Research Institute for Learning and Development: researchild.org
The Institute for Learning and Development: ildlex.org