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Broomfield program helps teens with ADHD stay on track while learning remotely

Untapped Learning pairs students with mentors
Posted at 5:43 AM, Dec 09, 2020

Remote learning has been challenging for most students, but those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, or other executive functioning challenges are struggling even more. A program is Broomfield is helping them stay on track.

“We teach them how to do school and break school down into manageable pieces,” said Brandon Slade, founder of Untapped Learning.

Untapped Learning pairs students in middle school, high school and college with mentors to help them organize their assignments and manage their time. Mentors meet weekly with students, either in person or remotely, and check in throughout the week. They also keep in touch with parents and teachers.

Slade said kids with ADHD who are learning at home need structure, routines, regular exercise and plenty of sleep. Using these tactics, he said kids with ADHD can learn to see their challenge as a gift.

“A lot of these people thrive in creative fields — they make great CEOs and entrepreneurs because their brains work differently,” said Slade.