February - March 2006
Is Your Child's IEP Working? Checking Up on ADHD Accommodations
How to take stock of your child's special-ed plan and make changes to her ADHD accommodations that will help her achieve success at school.
Reaping Rewards from Community Service
Children who help others learn to recognize their own strengths.
The Daily Report Card: Tracking School Progress for Children with ADHD or Learning Disabilities
Use this powerful parent/teacher tool to monitor the academic progress of your child with ADHD or a learning disability like dyslexia.
6 Easy Classroom Modifications to Help Students with ADHD
ADDitude's top experts recommend six proven classroom accommodations to help students with ADHD or learning disabilities stay focused and keep up with their work.
A New "Burden" for Parents
When parents and administrators can't agree on a child's IEP, families may need to turn to a due process hearing.
Shape School Behavior with a Daily Report Card
Teachers and parents of children with ADHD can use this method to spark better behavior in a hurry.
How ADHD Students Use Mind Mapping Tools at School
ADHD students can better organize term papers, clean up notes, and generate ideas with mind mapping software.
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Parenting ADHD Children
Parents Share their Advocacy Secrets
Before you talk with your son's school about receiving accommodations, read these inspirational stories of parents who succeeded in getting their kids the help they needed.
Picking a Camp Program
From "campfire camps" to recreational programs, begin your search with these helpful resources for finding the right summer program for your child.
My Money, My Mess
Someday I may become a paragon of fiscal responsibility. But I'm not there yet.
College Prep for Teens
Many colleges now offer summer programs - typically lasting a week or 10 days - geared toward preparing special-needs high school students for college.
Writing a New Chapter
Once her youngest child left home, this successful screenwriter decided to get to the bottom of her daily struggles.
Frazzled No More
After years of feeling torn in a million directions, I finally got a diagnosis. And it wasn't stress.
Tracking Medical Expenses
Here's an easy way to organize the paperwork that accompanies medical treatment, and even save a little on your bills.
Trying a New Medication
If you're considering a switch from your or your child's medication due to side effects, here's what you should know.
When Mom, Too, Has ADD
Are you an ADD mom or dad raising an ADHD child? Organizational challenges abound when both a parent and child have attention deficit. Find tips for getting (and keeping) the household, school life, and discipline in order here.
Saying No to Side Effects
Some ADHD medications can cause sleeplessness, loss of appetite, tics, and other side effects that no child should have to tolerate. Learn what to expect and how to adjust your child's treatment plan for best results.