Spring 2010: Diagnosing and Treating ADHD
Parent-Tested ADD-Friendly Strategies for Helping Kids Do Their Homework
Help your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder child finish her school assignments -- and learn how to work independently -- by following these readers’ best tips.
ADHD and a Success in College!
Diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), my daughter struggled to earn good grades in school. In college, her professor inspired her to succeed -- now she's tutoring others.
Tips for Teaching Math to ADHDers
How playing games, telling stories, and other fun activities can help your ADHD child master math.
ADHD in Middle School Survival Guide
Help your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) child succeed -- academically and socially -- with these helpful tips.
Creative Alternatives to Book Reports for ADHD Students
Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) may have more trouble with traditional book report school assignments than their non-ADD peers. Here are seven creative projects to test how well they understand a book.
Help ADHD Students Pay Attention and Learn: A Classroom Guide for Teachers
As an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) adult and teacher, I know the challenges children with learning disabilities and other special needs face. Here are my teaching techniques for helping ADDers fight boredom, pay attention, and make good grades.
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Parenting ADHD Children
Parents of children with attention hyperactivity deficit disorder (ADHD) reveal six easy ways to help kids form friendships that last.
When Your Child Is the Bully
You may be used to your child being the victim of bullying, but what about when your kid is the aggressive one at school? Here's what parents can do to help their ADHD kids calm down.
Lighting Up Young Brains
Four ways to help young children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) see patterns, make connections, solve problems, and improve behavior.
Our Amazing Race
On a mother-son bike-ride across Iowa, my 8-year-old ADD/ADHD child learned the value of setting and accomplishing goals, how to finish what he starts, and how to make friends in all walks of life, while I learned the potential and maturity he can achieve.
I Hit My Stride
I struggled with ADD/ADHD in school, but found success -- and confidence -- on the track, and later at college, and now as an adult, at work. Today, I am a high school principal.
Finishing First in My Heart
As a kid growing up with ADD/ADHD, I avoided sports, mostly to avoid the kind of awkwardness (not being the best, or even close) that my daughter endures. As an adult with attention deficit I know the benefits of running, so I encouraged Marina to try out for a cross country team.
Dad: Give Your Son a Break
Why can't everyone with with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) in the family just get along? Six ways for AD/ADHD families to fight less and communicate better!
Adults living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) explain how they cope with making ADD-related mistakes.
Manage Your Reputation
Don't let your boss and co-workers jump to negative conclusions about your work ethic and abilities based on ADD-related behavior such as running late, missing a deadline, or interrupting a conversation. Resolve ADD-related issues.
Give Better Phone
It's hard enough paying attention when you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Talking on the phone can be even more challenging but here are some tips that will help you stay in touch without getting distracted.
Treatment: Your Turn
Adults living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) explain how counseling has given them the coping skills they need to move forward with their lives.
Not Your Father’s ADD/ADHD
Children and adults with executive function disorder (EFD) have problems with organizing and schedules. They may also have ADHD and/or learning disabilities, but not always — it's a common misdiagnosis for those who are actually living with EFD.
Join the ADHD Booster Club
Experiencing symptoms of fatigue, low energy levels, and brain drain? You can recharge your tired attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) brain with a bubble bath, a massage, a change of meds and more!
Meds Work: Swallowing the Truth
I survived the demands of school, college, and entry-level employment without being diagnosed with -- or treated for the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). That changed when I got promoted at work, landed a desk job, and started to get distracted.
3 Fun Ways To Increase Focus
Attention is like a muscle — the more you practice using it, the stronger it grows. Use these three memory games to build focus in children and adults with ADHD.
In Good Hands
Parents and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) children tested and reviewed three new watches that promise to grab your child's attention and teach them valuable lessons about schedules and responsibility.
The ADDitude Interview: Answer Man
Clinical psychologist Thomas Brown tells why middle-aged women suddenly develop ADHD, why brain imaging is worthless in diagnosing the condition, and why many doctors just don’t understand attention deficit.
Treatment: Making Meds Work
A pill is not a quick fix. It takes time to work and patience to find the correct dosage. It won’t change your life, but it will almost always help.
Home Team Advantage
If your child struggles in school because of her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), homeschooling can be a great alternative to help her succeed in math, reading, writing, and more!