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ADDitude Winter 2009: 6 Alternative Therapies That Work

Winter 2009: 6 Alternative Therapies That Work
Success At School
IEP Accommodations: What Works for Us

ADDitude readers share the IEP tips and tricks that help their ADHD children stay focused, happy, and successful at school.

The Best Software and Gadgets for ADHD Students

If your attention deficit student needs help with school work or homework, assistive technology can capitalize on her strengths while working around her challenges.

How to Work with Your ADHD Child's Teacher

Use these strategies to team up with your ADHD child's teacher; having the school on your side will help your attention deficit child succeed.

6 Memory Tricks for ADHD Students

Use these six strategies to help attention deficit students retain information and remember what they learn.

My ADHD Story: My Son, the Writer

An ADD student's punishment reveals a surprising solution for his writing problems.

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Parenting ADHD Children
Dress Rehearsals

Head-to-toe tips for helping your child get her clothes on.

Hands-Off Tips for Hitters

Rein in a child's aggression with this eight-point plan.

Stay Keen on Your Teen

How to take emotion out of parenting and put a reasonable brain into it.

Reader Answers: Managing Behavior Meltdowns

ADDitude asked: How do you handle a child with ADHD who refuses to do what you tell him?

Like Mother, Like Daughter

My ADHD made raising Mackenzie doubly tough.

My ADHD Story: Love Notes

Our adventurous son writes his way into our hearts.

Good Timing

Readers—and their children with ADHD—put three timers through their paces.

ADHD Adults
Talk Yourself Up

Ditching personal put-downs in favor of positive conversations with themselves will help attention deficit adults build confidence -- and accomplish more tasks.

Meet and Greet

How to make a good first impression with a prospective friend or boss.

Reader Answers: Finding an ADHD-Friendly Job

ADDitude asked adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD): What career advice would you give for finding an ADD-friendly job? Your tips were on the mark.

Lighten Your Load

ADHD-approved shortcuts for staying on track.

Maria and Me

I discovered that Maria, of The Sound of Music fame, is a lot like myself and other ADHD women -- flighty, charming, and hyperactive.

In Their Words: Kali Karagias

Kali Karagias, a writer, blogger, videographer, and comedian, gives a glimpse into her hectic life with adult ADHD.

4 Websites for Penny-Pinchers

Adults with attention deficit disorder can use these websites to save money on ADD medication, school supplies, and more.

ADHD Treatment
Reader Answers: Non-Medical Therapies

ADDitude asked: Which nonmedical therapy works best to control attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) symptoms? And you offered these great alternatives to replace or supplement medication.

Med Ed

Use our guide to solve your attention deficit child's medication snafus -- like when ADHD medication causes side effects, doesn't work, and more.

Is It Autism or ADD?

If you are not sure—and many parents aren’t—here’s what you should know.

My ADHD Story: The Jasper Effect

How a sweet fur ball helped me manage my ADHD.

Ask the Experts
Your ADD Life: ADHD Support Groups

Ned Hallowell on why you need to join an ADHD support group -- today.

Organize This!

If your desk is one big inbox, call a personal organizer to restore order.

The ADHD Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Poor eating habits don't cause attention deficit disorder, but research suggests a strong relationship between ADHD and the food you consume. Find out what foods and supplements make a diet ADD-friendly -- and what may make ADHD symptoms worse.

4 Brain Training Therapies for ADHD Children and Adults

These alternative treatments -- electrotherapy stimulation, low-energy neurofeedback, working memory training, and interactive metronome -- can help attention deficit adults and children manage ADHD symptoms without medication.

Deep Breathing to Decrease ADHD Symptoms and Anxiety

Slow, relaxed breathing can help ADHD adults and attention deficit children clear their heads, increase focus and attention, and reduce anxiety.

Me and My Shadow: Life with ADHD

Frank South, who wrestled with attention deficit disorder since childhood, spills everything he’s learned about himself, the unaccepting world, and his ADHD brethren.

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