ADDitude Magazine Web Extras http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/ ADDitude Magazine Web Extras en-us Mon, 09 May 2016 17:57:14 GMT My Story of Rebirth and Redemption — Through Jiu Jitsu http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11862.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11862.html <p> I was barely a teenager, and I’d already given up — on school, on happiness, on myself. Then I finally got the right diagnosis, and a second chance to success through jiu jitsu. Here’s how the right sport at the right time can turn a life around. </p> Mon, 09 May 2016 17:57:14 GMT A Bullied Teen with Asperger’s Becomes the Most Popular Kid in Town http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11719.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11719.html <p> What do you do when no one wants to come to your son’s birthday party? Throw a public bash for him and welcome all of his new friends. </p> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:56:46 GMT Autism Spectrum Disorder: Treatment http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11688.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11688.html <p> Treatment for autism spectrum disorder typically includes behavioral therapy, educational interventions, and medication that help manage symptoms that interfere with school and home life. </p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 20:06:23 GMT Autism Spectrum Disorder: Symptoms and Diagnosis http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11687.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11687.html <p> Does your child avoid eye contact? Does the vacuum cleaner make him scream and cry? Here’s how you can tell whether these are signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). </p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:37:34 GMT Autism Spectrum Disorder: Alternative Treatment Options http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11689.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11689.html <p> The mainstay of ASD treatment is behavioral therapy. However, some complementary therapies may help patients with the condition. </p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:34:35 GMT Autism Spectrum Disorder: Overview and Facts http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11686.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11686.html <p> Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that can be hard to identify and understand. Start here. </p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:56:45 GMT Treatment for Language Disorders: Speech Therapy and Accommodations http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11660.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11660.html <p> Language disorders might seem scary, but they are highly treatable — and in most cases, you can find help right at your child’s school. Read on for different approaches to tackling language disorders, including speech therapy and classroom accommodations. </p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:23:35 GMT Language Processing Disorders: Overview and Facts http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11655.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11655.html <p> Language disorders impact a person’s ability to understand what others are saying, or translate even the simplest thoughts into words. Learn the basics of these complex and surprisingly common conditions. </p> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:01:03 GMT Language Disorders: Symptoms and Diagnosis http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11652.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11652.html <p> Could your child’s school challenges stem from a language disorder? Check out these symptoms and a developmental timeline to see if a language evaluation may be in order for your child. </p> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 21:15:51 GMT ADHD Comes to City Hall: Boston Mayoral Aide Shares His Struggle with ADHD http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11640.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11640.html <p> The chief of staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh thrives despite (and because of) his attention deficit. </p> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:56:57 GMT ADDitude-Approved Video and Computer Games for Kids http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11535.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11535.html <p> Got a gamer? Here are some brain-building downloads and purchases that we recommend for your child’s designated screen time. </p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:38:30 GMT What Kind of Procrastinator Are You? http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11476.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11476.html <p> Deadlines are looming, nothing’s been done, and you’re binging on Netflix. But putting off work doesn’t mean that you’re lazy. Procrastination reveals our hidden anxieties and self-destructive habits. </p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:33:50 GMT The Gift of an ADHD Diagnosis — No, Really http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11491.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11491.html <p> This is the story of how one parent discovered, hidden in her children's ADHD diagnoses, the gift of a more authentic and relaxed life. No, seriously, it's a true story. About me. </p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:53:46 GMT Evekeo FAQ http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11455.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11455.html <p> Evekeo, a new stimulant medication for ADHD, was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration. What makes it different from other stimulant medications – and who may take it? </p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:36:41 GMT Tic Disorder: Dietary Changes to Relieve Symptoms http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11412.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11412.html <p> Can diet changes reduce tics? More research is needed, but preliminary studies suggest that taking certain vitamins — and avoiding certain foods — may be beneficial to those diagnosed with tic disorders. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:41:46 GMT Tic Disorder: Which Treatment Option is Right for You? http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11411.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11411.html <p> Tic disorder can be treated with medication, therapy, and time. Read on to learn the pros and cons of each treatment option, plus which one might be best for you or your child. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:41:06 GMT Treatment for Executive Function Disorder http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11406.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11406.html <p> Therapies, reward systems, and classroom accommodations built to strengthen executive functioning skills in children and adults who struggle to plan, coordinate, and execute long-term projects. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:37:12 GMT Executive Function Disorder: Symptoms and Diagnosis http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11405.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11405.html <p> What EFD looks like in children and adults who struggle to plan, organize, and execute long-term plans. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:36:03 GMT Executive Function Disorder: Overview and Facts http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11404.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11404.html <p> EFD is a unique cognitive condition impacting seven core types of self-regulation that impact a person’s ability to plan and executive effectively. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:28:34 GMT Learning Disabilities: Treatment and Accommodations http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11402.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11402.html <p> Learning disabilities can’t be treated with medication. Here’s what you — and your child’s school — can do to help overcome dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:27:23 GMT Learning Disabilities: Symptoms and Diagnosis http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11401.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11401.html <p> How can you tell if your child’s academic struggles stem from a learning disability? How to correctly identify symptoms and ensure an accurate diagnosis at any age. </p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:26:36 GMT Learning Disabilities: Overview and Facts http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11400.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11400.html <p> Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia are three of the most common learning disabilities diagnosed in school children. What do their symptoms look like and how can they be treated? </p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:20:44 GMT Tic Disorders: Overview and Facts http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11410.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11410.html <p> Tic disorders are more common in people with ADHD, OCD, and major depressive disorder. Here’s what you need to know. </p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:01:05 GMT A Love Letter to My Non-ADHD Husband http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11425.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11425.html <p> 18 things I don’t tell you enough — like thank you for loving me no matter what I do, say, forget, or leave outside in the rain all night. </p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:39:27 GMT An Open Letter to My Non-ADHD Husband http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11426.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd-web/article/11426.html <p> We don’t always speak the same language, which is no one’s fault — but a stumbling block for our relationship nonetheless. Here are 27 heartfelt requests that I can’t always articulate but wish I could. </p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:10:31 GMT