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ADDitude January 2006

December 2005 - January 2006
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Success At School
About Learning Disabilities: What's an Auditory Processing Disorder?

If your child has problems understanding and following your directions, she may have CAPD - an often-overlooked learning disability.

The Well-Balanced School Day

How to transform your classroom into a stimulating hub of learning with some healthy variety and steady rules for children with and without ADHD.

Detecting Early Reading Problems in Children with Learning Disabilities

Expert advice for determining whether your child is simply slow to catch on to reading or has a learning disorder like dyslexia.

Avoid Homework Wars

How to improve your child's after-school routine.

The College Quest

Essential steps to finding a school that meets your needs, sparks your interests, and respects your comfort zone.

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Features
Get Your Life Under Control

Organizing guru Judith Kolberg shares her 33 top strategies to help you lead a peaceful life, all day, every day.

It All ADDs Up

Conventional weight-loss strategies and programs seldom work for ADDers. Here's a better approach.

The ADHD Road Map

So you think your child has ADHD? Here's everything you need to know, from establishing an accurate diagnosis to getting effective treatment.

Finding Friends

Half of all ADD kids have trouble making and keeping friends. But having childhood friends is a better predictor of adult happiness than is I.Q. or academic achievement.

Parenting ADHD Children
Turn Holiday Hassles Into Holiday Hurrahs!

Children who participate in the events of the season are more likely to enjoy themselves - and to pick up valuable social skills.

My Son, Myself

Socializing doesn't come easily to my son and me, but together we've learned some very important lessons.

Friendship Groups for Kids

If your child has difficulty making and keeping good friends, friendship groups may spark a turnaround.

Bully-Proofing Your Child

Help your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) child stand up to teasing bullies with these smart strategies.

Ms. Independence

I was going to write about how I have become less dependent upon my parents. The problem is, I haven't.

Another Chance for Danielle

This mom came very close to losing her teen. But after both were diagnosed with ADD, they reclaimed their relationship.

ADHD Adults
When I Lost Weight, I Found a New Me

One woman shares the story behind her amazing body transformation, and how it made her a happier person, from the inside out.

Budget Basics for the Financially Challenged

Don't let impulsive spending - or an inability to focus on money matters - keep you from reaching your financial goals.

Running Late…Again?

Little changes to your routine go a long way toward helping you show up on time, every time.

Eighteen Ways to Save Money

These easy and creative money-saving strategies will ensure you stay within your budget, and reach your financial goals--in no time.

Your Legal Rights in the Workplace

Robin Bond, a Philadelphia-based attorney, on workplace rights for ADDers.

Un-Decorating for the Holidays

What’s the secret of decorating for the holidays? Knowing how to un-decorate!

Let Exercise Jump-Start Your Weight Loss

These six stick-to-it strategies will have you seeing results in no time.

ADHD Treatment
Questions to Ask the Doctor

Considering drug therapy for your child? Be informed, and ask your doctor the right questions.

Symptoms That Suggest ADHD

Review this symptom checklist to determine if your child might meet the criteria for a formal diagnosis of ADHD.

Six Ways to Build Better Moods

Feeling anxious? Depressed? This day-by-day guide will help you make sure your body is getting what it needs to build better moods.

Boost Brain Function By Eating More Fish

Fish contains nutrients that helps prevent heart disease AND boosts brain function. Here's how, and what you should eat.

Dental Floss for Your Brain

Exercise is one of the bests gifts you can give to your ADD brain.

The Drug Approval Process

How does the FDA permit the sale of a particular drug? The answer may alarm you.

Hyperfocus
To-Do Lists That Really Work

Three software programs to help you do more, in less time, with far fewer headaches.

 
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