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.
ADHD Accommodations: 6 Modifications Teachers Can Use in the Classroom With ADD Children...Today!
ADDitude experts recommend six proven classroom accommodations for ADHD students and students with learning disabilities like dyslexia.
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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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.
Summer Camp: Fun! Friends! Learning?!
Summer programs for ADD kids mix recreation with just the right amount of academic support.
Saying No to Side Effects
If a minor adjustment of your child's medication doesn't remedy the problem, switching meds almost certainly will.
Standing Up for Your Child’s Educational Rights
Public schools are required to meet the needs of every child. But some schools need a nudge.
Parenting ADHD Children
When the Words Just Won't Come Out
With the right help, even the most tongue-tied youngster can learn to calm down and speak up in class and in social situations.
Become the Parent Your Child Needs
Create an environment that helps your child overcome the obstacles in his path.
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.
Whatever Happened to Good Old Singletasking?
For ADHD adults, multitasking saves time -- but can lead to costly mistakes. Expert advice on becoming more efficient by tackling just one thing at a time.
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 child's medication due to side effects, here's what you should know.
Good Records Help You Save Money
Getting your medical paperwork in order can add up to big savings. Here's how.