Summer 2011 : Making It with ADHD!
Is Changing Schools Really the Best Option?
Is your child struggling with school work? Sometimes, knowing which ADHD accommodations to ask for can be just as effective as changing schools.
What If We Just Kept on Learning?
Without structured educational activities during summer break, children with attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), learning disabilities, and other special needs often suffer learning loss. Try this plan for an alternative summer school to keep your child learning while still making time to have fun.
Summer Learning Loss: Help ADHD Students Stay Sharp
How do you help your child with attention deficit (ADD/ADHD) and learning disabilities avoid summer learning loss? ADDitude asked parents for their best strategies to help ADHD children stay sharp during summer vacation.
Fidgets in the Classroom for ADHD Kids
Fidgets that could help your attention deficit (ADD/ADHD) child improve her focus in the classroom.
Ten tips for focusing inattentive children.
Disable the Labels
My ADHD son can—and will—do more than the world thinks he can.
Teaching ADHD Students: One Teacher's Success Story
Special-education teacher Brenda Hallgren never gives up on teaching her students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) or learning disabilities (LD).
In Every Issue:
It's the Little Things
Manage time, battle clutter, fight forgetfulness, and be as organized as experts with these 40 tips!
Women We Love
These seven famous people (and women!) with ADHD don't let their diagnosis, symptoms, or the world, hold them back. Get inspired by these leading ladies!
Girl on a Mission
How one high school student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) made it to the head of her class.
Parenting ADHD Children
Be a Behavior Detective
Suspect your toddler might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Discover the common signs and symptoms of ADHD in young children and toddlers. Gathering the right clues can lead to an earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Find a caretaker who will click with your child with ADD/ADHD or other special needs.
Live in Peace
Best parenting practices for coexisting peacefully with teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).
About a Boy
Despite the bad economy, we took our summer family vacation with our son, Luke, who has attention deficit (ADD/ADHD). Three days of camping and green time taught me a lot about my son.
Finding a Passion: Happy Feet
How creativity, one of the benefits of ADD/ADHD, can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder manage their symptoms to succeed at school and in life.
Start Here, Start Small, Start Now
Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do in a limited amount of time? Lacking motivation to tackle boring items on your to-do list? These time-management strategies will help you overcome procrastination once and for all!
Me and My ADD Partner: Be Prepared
Don't let adult ADD/ADHD symptoms cause fights between you and your ADHD partner. Learn to anticipate your partner's symptoms -- disorganization, forgetfulness -- and you'll be better prepared to handle ADHD frustration in your relationship.
Find making a decision to be challenging? Afraid to make the wrong choice? Learn how to decide -- even under pressure. Plus, how to make decisions that can boost your productivity and your mood!
Stop Punishing Yourself
When ADHD problems, challenges, and stress make you feel frustrated and overwhelmed with anxiety, consider whether you'd be as hard on someone else as you are on yourself.
This Job's for You
Consider these ADD-friendly careers, so you can make use of your unique ADD/ADHD gifts and talents at work.
Our World: "I'd love to slow down my life and..."
As an adult with attention deficit (ADD/ADHD), if you had the chance to slow down the pace of your life, what would you do? Would you travel, spend more time with your family -- or would you even want to slow down, given the choice?
Meds, Meds Everywhere
Confused about which ADHD medication is right for you? Read on as our expert explains the dosing and effectiveness of this list of common ADD medications.
Everything you need to know about central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) — including a symptoms checklist and information on diagnosis and treatment. Plus, how adults with CAPD and ADHD can use auditory processing activities and strategies to improve communication.
Fishing for Tasty Omega-3s
These fish oil and omega-3 products have been taste-tested — and approved — by ADDitude's panel of ADHD children.
Treatment Your Turn: ADDitude Asked...
Parents of ADHD children and real ADD adults share how they found the best medication to treat their symptoms. Plus, when medications aren't enough, these treatments help!
Need to Know: Burn Rates Matter
Allergies, food sensitivities, and metabolism are some of the reasons why your prescriptions for ADHD medication may not work! Plus, how to get an effective dosage that works for you.
Ask the Experts
Your ADD Life
Learn to evaluate your skills and strengths — as well as your passions and interests — to find the best career path for you.