Ditch the Deficit



Build up a child

This is a great article for teachers, but more than that it shows that ADHD kids are first and foremost kids–real people with real needs and real interests–maybe some that would be interesting and amazing.  so share and enjoy, and remember to build them up!!


Imagine: an education for your ADHD child that leverages his unique skills and talents…Hey, we can dream, right?

These ideas for using a child’s gifts to help him learn are a great place to start. Read and share with the educators in your life!
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Hoping this IMproves your day,
Sally Ellis

The Help Group

I am not going to stop posting, but I do want to recommend anyone following my blog to like “The Help Group” on Facebook.  Many of the links I want to post are from them.  They cover a lot of different issues and have a lot of wonderful ideas.  They have too many for me to post them all.  For instance this week I’ll post two links from them.  It will give you a sample of their work.


This is a true look from the heart of a parent of an autistic child.  It will help you know the right things to say.


This article for parents of  ADHD children gives helps for working with the school systems and giving your child t

Be in childrens lives


Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis, www.imagineimprovement.com

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung, the weather is inviting and so it is time to get our children outside!!  I like the idea of unplugging–but with all the battery operated technology they maybe need to come up with a new term :)!!  But, of course, the idea is there!!

Mr. Rogers


The following post is important to get out to all parents, especially if they have younger children.  Even my 2 1/2 year old grandson loves to play on his parents phone.  I didn’t realize how damaging it could be!!  But I did know it just didn’t seem right.


Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis  www.imagineimprovement.com

Do Genetics Play a Role in Disabilities?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to wave a magic wand and be able to determine the WHY of ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Tourettes, and a myriad of other conditions?  How about genetics?  Immunizations?  Toxic chemicals?  Processed food?  Truly there are studies on all these possibilities.  And likely some amount of issue from all of them.  But the why doesn’t change the fact.  However

We really can do something about our cognition :)!

We really can do something about our cognition :)!

Interactive Metronome has been shown to help with these and several other diagnosis!  The following link has some good information on the genetics involved.


Hoping this IMproves your day,

Sally Ellis