Fall 2010: Success at School for Kids with ADHD
How to Ace High School
Secondary school requires all the skills you can muster. Following these academic and organizational tips will help.
In Every Issue:
Prescription for Problems?
Considering switching from name-brand prescription drugs to generic medication to treat attention deficit? Learn about the differences in price, safety, effectiveness, and side effects.
Your Brain on Exercise
Exercise and learning go hand in hand. Physical activity not only facilitates the birth of new brain cells, it also produces smart chemicals that promote learning. Find out how you can reap the benefits when you keep your body (and brain!) healthy.
Parenting ADHD Children
Playing Up Attention
There's more than one way to teach self-control, concentration, and responsibility. Our favorite? These board, card, and action games that make learning fun and collaborative!
My Son, Myself
An ADHD dad regrets a later diagnosis for his ADHD son.
Blah, Blah, Blah
As a parent of an ADHD child, I'm sick of people reinforcing ADHD myths.
My New Normal
When all of the planners, gadgets, and tools meant to help me keep track of important tasks, like paying bills, failed -- I devised my own system, designed for the adult ADD/ADHD mind.
Why adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) should consider writing therapy as an ADHD treatment.
ADDitude readers with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) share their strategies for keeping bills, finances, and important documents and dates in order.
And You’re Off!
Follow these four habits of highly effective ADDers to triumph on the job.
“You Mean, It’s Not ADD?”
Are your child's symptoms related to ADHD or Asperger's syndrome? Learn more about the differences between warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Asperger's syndrome.
In your adult friendships, are friends who also have ADD/ADHD good listeners, or are non-ADHD adults better than those without the condition? Or do both types of friends have their own unique listening abilities?
Fired No More!
Treatment for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) has given me the wisdom to work at jobs I can handle -- and to avoid those I can’t.
All About Rating Scales
An attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis is given when a clinician uses rating scales to assess whether a patient meets the DSM criteria of symptoms and behaviors, such as distraction. Learn how they work, why they're valuable, if they work for bothchildren and adults, and more.
Ask the Experts
Your ADD Life
Your child is prone to violent outbursts and angry tirades, which is frustrating — not to mention scary. Teach her to manage her anger with these strategies — designed by noted ADHD expert Ned Hallowell to lift the burden from parents and empower kids.
In Their Words
Michael Laskoff, entrepreneur, author, blogger, sounds off on family, career, life.