Fall 2008: ADHD Success at School
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Success At School
The Best School Year Ever for ADHD Kids!

How parents can help children with ADHD begin the school year right by connecting with teachers, hammering out accommodations, and keeping an open mind.

Three Distinct Learning Styles for Children with ADHD

How to bolster learning for your child with ADHD -- whether he's a visual, auditory or tactile learner.

Back-to-School Organization Help for ADHD Children

Help your ADHD child get organized to focus more energy on learning and less on clutter as she heads back to school.

Memory Help for ADHD Students: Reading to Remember

Expert tactics for increasing reading comprehension for children with ADHD - while keeping them interested in the topic.

How to Write Easy Essays and Painless Prose

Half of all kids with ADHD struggle with writing, which can make every assignment — from straightforward worksheets to full-length essays — feel like torture. Boost your child's skills with these 18 strategies for school and home.

Finish Your Homework! 15 Tips for ADHD Students

Teach your ADHD child to complete his homework on time with help from consistent routines - at school and at home.

ADHD Term-Paper Help: Three Weeks to Success

A step-by-step plan for choosing, researching, organizing, writing, and submitting a winning term paper for school.

ADHD College Freshman: Making the Grades

How one college freshman with ADHD established a consistent study routine to reduce distractions and leave quality time for friends.

"Is My Child Entitled to an IEP?" It Depends.

Your child may be entitled to special school services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), but ADHD alone does not merit an IEP. Learn why a 504 Plan is often implemented instead.

ADHD Medication at School: Managing Daytime Doses

A step-by-step plan for parents of children who need ADHD medication during the school day.

Sharper Verbal Skills for ADHD Students

Strategies that parents and teachers can use to improve verbal speaking skills in children with ADHD.

ADHD at School: Teacher Resources and Tips

How teachers can help ADHD students shine in the classroom by fostering structure, routine, good communication, and fun.

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Parenting ADHD Children
Talking Away a Bad Day

The next time your child comes home from school in a funk, try these talking points to lift his mood.

When Moms Have ADD, Too!

Tools for managing your child—and your symptoms.

Mothers Know Best

Trust your gut when raising your child, even when others say to ignore it.

ADHD Adults
How I KOed the Clutter

One ADDer finds that the force — that is, Betty, organizer extraordinaire — is indeed with her.

Go Easy on Yourself

Five ways to build self-esteem—even with your imperfections.

Six Ways to Get Started

Proven tips that will help you begin projects you’d rather not do.

Less Stress

How to calm down when ADD revs you up.

ADHD Treatment
Meds and Motherhood

Make an informed decision about taking or discontinuing ADHD drugs while pregnant or nursing.

The ADD Mineral

Increasing iron levels may improve ADHD symptoms.

Focus Factors

Research shows that physical activity — even a little foot-tapping or gum chewing — increases levels of the neurotransmitters in the brain that control focus and attention. Learn how a subtle fidget may help block out distractions, fight boredom, and increase productivity.

Smile If You Have ADD

It’s that time of year again. So stand tall, and celebrate your true colors this ADHD Awareness Month.

Shopping for a Coach

How can an ADHD coach help adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Find out in this guide to ADD coaching from ADDitude magazine.

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