What’s Holding Your Child Back?
Do You Want Your Child or Teen to Be Successful in School?
Be Motivated? Feel Confident?
With a few simple strategies, you can:
✔︎ Understand ADHD
✔︎ Improve grades
✔︎ Increase motivation
✔︎ Build self-confidence
✔︎ Stop homework fights
✔︎ Reduce homework time
“Susan Kruger is an absolute genius. She’s made getting organized simple, which is the only way kids will stick with it, and she’s made it fun, which is a minor miracle. She’s tremendously innovative, creative, and wise.”
“It can’t be that easy!”
Actually, yes, the solution is that easy. Simply download the ADHD Scorecard (in the form, to the right). The scorecard will help you and your child/teen identify the best areas of focus to get started. Then, follow the simple action plan for flipping those challenges into success… immediately! The Scorecard also illustrates how these solutions are aligned to the biology of the ADHD brain so you can see how it all works. There is no magic. Nothing cryptic. Just sophisticated simplicity.
How Does It Work?
I struggled in school! K-12 was a serious challenge. I started college, terrified I would fail. Instead, I went from struggling to soaring and graduated college with a 3.9 GPA. Most importantly, it was easier than anything I had done in college!
How Was This Incredible Transformation Possible?
I learned study skills. To be honest, I learned study skills, but couldn’t remember 80% of what I learned. To cope, I pared them down to make them manageable. Turns out that was enough!
It would be another 17 years before I discovered I had ADHD. In the meantime, I became the author of the worldwide best-selling study skills book, SOAR Study Skills.
Turns Out, My ADHD Is a Savant Gift for Simplicity!
I now understand that study skills helped me navigate around my ADHD. Now that I understand the biology of ADHD, I understand that simplicity is a biological requirement for success with ADHD.
ADHD Is Not About Distractions; It’s a Short-Circuit in the Brain.
ADHD is caused by brain wires (neurons) not connecting properly. This is most often caused by a lack of electrical power in the brain.
The brain runs on electricity, just like your refrigerator.
The brain gets its power from chemicals, such as: serotonin, dopamine, adrenaline, etc. But, some brains simply can’t produce enough brain chemicals. Or, they may struggle to regulate brain chemicals to maintain “normal” levels of connections. The result is ADHD.
ADHD is caused by a low power-supply in just one region of the brain, the prefrontal cortex.
Are You Still with Me?
To recap, ADHD is caused by power outages in sections of the brain.
Effective management of ADHD is about managing brain power. Why does this matter? Because, when you use less brain power, you will see better results!
How do you use “less brain power?” Willpower? Well, studies show that willpower provides only eight minutes of brain juice, at best. Expecting students to “tough their way through it” will never work.
The Key Is Super-Efficient Strategies
Strategies with as few steps as possible will use minimal brain power. The less brain-power needed for a task, the more chances for success.
For example, Jake is a middle-school student with several late and missing assignments. His teacher passed out homework in class.
**IF** Jake has the right folder with him, you would expect him to put the homework in that folder.
(If he doesn’t have the right folder with him, he’ll absent-mindedly stash the paper in the back of the closest notebook. Or, he’ll shove it in his bookbag –where it will fall to the bottom and get crushed into pulp. Or, he’ll shove it in a random pocket he’ll totally forget about at home, if he remembers he has homework when he gets home…)
But, let’s assume Jake actually has the right folder today. You think, “Just put it away; it’s one simple thing; put your homework in the folder.” However, this task is so much more to your brain!
Five steps is much easier than 22 steps!
It’s 440% more effective for the brain to use the more simple option. Jake will now be much more successful putting his papers away.
There’s another bonus… with only five steps, this process very quickly becomes a habit. “Habits” use far less brain power because they are so “automatic.”
But, wait! There’s more!
Jake can also streamline his supplies into one binder, not 12-18 folders and notebooks. Now, his success rate for having the “right folder” is nearly 100%.
The benefits of “simpler, easier, faster” are not just limited to organizing papers. They extend to systems for tracking assignments, due dates, and activities.
Students also need to learn simpler, easier, faster ways to learn.
To be clear, that’s “learning.” NOT memorizing. Students with ADHD find memorization very challenging! Frankly, “memorizing” is generally useless in the real world, especially now with smart phones.
Again, brain biology helps us understand how to make learning most efficient; simply make connections.
Everything you’ve ever learned, was learned by connecting new information to something you already understood. When that happens, the brain literally uses power from existing neuron wires (things you already knew) to create new wires containing the “new information.”
Every time you learn something new, you change the structure and density of your brain. The same is true for your students with ADHD. They thrive when they can make learning connections!
“Questions” are the best tool for making learning connections; “questions” are Miracle-Gro® for the brain. They activate several regions of the brain to search for an answer… a “brain connection.” Parts of the brain you can’t otherwise control are activated when you ask questions.
“Asking questions” is a simple strategy to learn. It can be used for every aspect of learning and communication.
“Asking questions” is the most efficient and effective strategy to:
- Build communication skills
- Dramatically improve reading comprehension and reading speed
- Improve attention in class
- Improve note-taking
- Study for tests
- Take tests
- Write organized essays and research reports
- Give effective presentations
The secret to organizing and learning successfully –for anyone—is simplicity. Simple, ultra-efficient strategies to manage supplies, assignments, due dates, and learn. NOT memorize, but learn new information and make meaningful connections with it.
What Can SOAR® Do For You?
Success is easier than you might think. With SOAR®’s brain based strategies, success is right around the corner.
Our Strategies Prove Efficiency = Success:
The SOAR® Planner system requires only 5 steps. The traditional method has at least 18 steps. That means the SOAR® Planner is 360% more efficient and therefore more effective…
The SOAR® Binder system also requires only 5 steps. The traditional method has at least 22-steps. That means, the SOAR® strategy is 440% more efficient and therefore more effective…
After using the SOAR® strategy for reading textbooks, students report their reading time is cut by 50%! Reading time is cut in half plus their comprehension more than doubles!
Efficiency and simplicity are the keys to success for students with ADHD! SOAR® will allow them to do exactly that… succeed!
With the proper strategies and guidance, the sky will be the limit for your child or teen! Get started right now by requesting the “ADHD Scorecard” at the upper right-hand corner of the page.
SOAR® Study Skills Received the Innovative Programs Award from CHADD!
Endorsed by Dr. Ned Hallowell
“Susan Kruger is an absolute genius. She’s made getting organized simple, which is the only way kids will stick with it, and she’s made it fun, which is a minor miracle. She’s tremendously innovative, creative, and wise. I can’t wait for the world to discover this amazing woman and all she has to offer!”
~ Ned Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.
Leading ADHD Expert & Author of the Best-Selling Book, Driven to Distraction
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Parents spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars per year on tutoring for study skills. Finally, there is an affordable solution to learn study skills at home, on your schedule, from the #1 world-wide expert in study skills. SOAR® teaches the skills optimal for ADHD students.
The SOAR® Learning & Soft Skills App = Simplicity!
The App covers the entire SOAR® Learning & Soft Skills workbook, presented as a self-guided course.
- Interactive content and games
- “How-to” videos, illustrating strategies
- Fully narrated slides, for reading support
- Quizzes and assessments
- Badges and certificates awarded
- Easy access from any device