Summer 2011 : Making It with ADHD!
Success At School
Is It Time to Change Schools?

Sometimes changing to an ADHD-friendly school can make all the difference. An educational expert describes the options for parents of children who struggle at in the classroom.

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.

What Makes a Good Fidget?

Small objects that keep hands busy can help kids focus on what’s important in school. They’re called fidget toys for ADHD, and these guidelines can help you find the best one for your child – and her classroom environment.

Attention Kids!

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).

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ADHD Features
It's the Little Things

Manage time, battle clutter, fight forgetfulness, and be as organized as experts with these 40 tips!

Women We Love

Women with ADHD are fighters. They battle to have their symptoms evaluated, diagnosed, and treated. And then they fight to succeed in a male-centric world — and these seven leading ladies prove that they sometimes win big! Learn why we love these doctors, entrepreneurs, and other ADHD inspirations.

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
Friends "R" Us

A website FYI for parents of ADHD youngsters.

Be a Behavior Detective

Is your child's hyperactivity normal — or something more? Use this checklist to decode your child's behavior and to address symptoms before they escalate. Early detection and intervention can make a world of difference.

Sitter Strategies

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).

Parent-to-Parent: ADDitude Asked...

Parents of ADD/ADHD children offer these suggestions for helping your child avoid and manage impulsive speech and outbursts.

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.

ADHD Adults
Adult-to-Adult: ADDitude Asked...

As an adult with ADD/ADHD, do you consider your diagnosis and symptoms to be a gift, a challenge, or both?

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.

In Their Words: Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman, CEO of The Geek Factory, entrepreneur, and author, sounds off on family, work, and life with ADD/ADHD.

Defeating Indecision

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?

ADHD Treatment
Meds, Meds Everywhere

The market for ADHD medications is so bloated that finding the right treatment feels impossible and overwhelming at times. Here, an ADHD specialist explains the options in terms we can all understand.

Say What?

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

Omega-3s help your child manage his ADHD symptoms, but the fishy burps are a deal-breaker. These supplements are taste-tested, and approved by kids with ADHD.

Treatment Your Turn: ADDitude Asked...

How do I find the best medication? Then adjust the dose? And what if it still doesn’t ‘fix’ all of my symptoms? The ADDitude community answers all of your treatment plan “what-if’s” with the expertise of families who have been there, and tried that.

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 Relationships

Melissa Orlov solves your problems with spouses and friends.

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.

Your Legal Rights

Robert Tudisco answers your questions about ADD and the law.

ADDitude Picks: Four Apps for ADDers

Let these apps, available for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, and the iPad, make short work of your, or your child's, to-do list.

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