April - May 2006
Classroom Rules That Keep Students' Attention on Learning
How to establish clear expectations, incentives, and consequences for all students in a classroom that fosters uninterrupted learning.
Putting Kids in Charge of Their Learning Needs
Students taught to speak up for themselves learn a lesson that extends beyond the classroom.
15 Memory Exercises for Forgetful Kids
Weak working memory impairs a child's ability to follow multi-step directions, tap into old information, or quickly recall lessons. These 15 exercises and strategies can help, particularly if your child has ADHD.
Making Amends in the Classroom
Discussing consequences that follow when rules are broken teach children responsibility and self-awareness.
ADHD Teenagers: Testing Out College Courses
High school students with ADHD or learning disabilities can benefit greatly from summer courses at a local community college.
Keep Track of Your Keys
Strategies for holding on to keys, wallets, and cell phones -- all tested by a busy and resourceful college student.
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Parenting ADHD Children
Helping Kids Who Hit
Aggressive children can be taught to keep their hands to themselves. The key is to show compassion, not condemnation.
Climbing the world's tallest mountains has taught me a lot about focus. It's also taught me that ADD doesn't have to keep me from reaching my goals.
Deadlines Don't Have to Be Deadly
Are you having trouble completing important projects on time? So was Coach Sandy — until she hired a "nanny" to watch her every move.
Hate to Wait? Here's Help
You'll get more done - and feel a lot less frustrated - if you follow these seven time-saving, productivity-boosting strategies.
Common Comorbid Conditions
Half of all children with ADHD are affected by another "comorbid" condition. Here's what to look for — and where to go for help.
Diagnosing Difficult Cases
When doctors have trouble arriving at a definitive diagnosis, they often turn to tests and evaluations to determine whether other conditions, like learning disorders or neurological problems, are involved.
The Natural Remedy for ADD
Research shows "green" time can lead to an increased ability to focus. Frances E. Kuo, Ph.D., on the benefits of the great outdoors for people with ADD.
Discipline Made Easy!
It is possible to get your child with ADD to do the right thing without shouting or issuing threats. Here's the secret.
Inside the ADD Mind
In his provocative new book, psychologist Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., suggests a novel way of looking at attention-deficit disorder and explains the neurological underpinnings of its symptoms.
Brain Scans: Ready for Prime Time?
Although mainstream experts are skeptical, a handful of doctors maintain that high-tech lab tests, especially SPECT and qEEG, will revolutionize the way ADD is diagnosed and treated.
When ADHD Is Only Part of the Story
If your child seems agitated or moody despite being treated for ADD, he may be suffering from another “comorbid” condition. Up to half of all kids with ADD are. Here’s how to read the signs and get help.