Author of The Homework Squad’s ADHD Guide to School Success (Magination Press)
Neuropsychologist and Author
Dr. Joshua Shifrin is a neuropsychologist specializing in pediatric neurological evaluations. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University, a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University, and an M.S. in Educational Psychology and a C.A.G.S in School Psychology at Northeastern University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology and is licensed in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Shifrin is the author of ten books, writing for both children and adults in the genres of psychology, sports, and humor. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.
Due to the nature of the disorder, many students with ADHD struggle with reading. This leads many of these students to falsely believe that they are poor readers, and results in a dislike of the subject. With practical reading interventions specifically tailored for this population, Dr. Joshua Shifrin can assist teachers and parents help their students foster a love of this critical skill.
Dr. Joshua Shifrin is famous for saying that while children are instructed from an early age to learn about the specific school curriculum, they are rarely taught how to study. While some students navigate this treacherous terrain on their own, unfortunately, many students, especially those with learning differences such as ADHD, struggle to pick up this critical skill. But not to worry because help is here. Dr. Shifrin has put together empirically supported techniques specifically created to help students with ADHD learn how to study, and put them on the path to becoming lifetime learners.
ADHD is, at its core, a deficit with focus and concentration. This can lead to a multitude of problems, none more troubling for a student than its negative impact on their school performance. Help, however, is here. Dr. Joshua Shifrin can assist parents and teachers impart empirically supported interventions to assist students with ADHD improve their powers of concentration, which will result in better grades and a happier learner.