April - May 2006
Classroom Rules That Work for Children with ADHD
Teaching strategies that anticipate the needs of children with ADHD and learning disabilities, and boost learning for all students.
Putting Kids in Charge of Their Learning Needs
Students taught to speak up for themselves learn a lesson that extends beyond the classroom.
Don't Forget: Memory Tips for ADHD Students
15 expert tips for boosting memory in students with ADHD or learning disabilities and improving academic performance.
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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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.
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.
It's a Family Affair
Make your family an ADD-friendly zone.
Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem
It's not uncommon for kids to feel bad about themselves. But parents can do a lot to make them feel better.
Stopping an Argument in Its Tracks
Follow this sample dialogue to easily rein in disobedience in your household.
Feeling His Feelings — for the First Time in His Life
When his mother-in-law suggested he get tested for ADD, Jeff Hamilton did an amazing thing: He listened. And he's glad he did.
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 children with ADD.