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Archives: March 2012
posted: Thursday March 29th - 1:45pm
Bully: The Movie — and the Reality
A new movie offers an unflinching look at the heartbreaking consequences of bullying — an urgent concern for ADHD kids, who are at heightened risk. Has your child been singled out as a victim?
posted: Tuesday March 27th - 3:30pm
Dosing ADHD Medications: Size Matters
A new study suggests that higher doses of ADHD stimulant medications may actually impair working memory. What every parent needs to know about the treatment trade off between hyperactivity and executive function.
If you are a parent of an ADHD child who no longer loses sleep or wrings your hands over the fact that he is taking ADHD medication, a new study on attention-deficit meds won’t necessarily send you back down the rabbit hole of worry, but it will make a parent wonder. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison performed studies on three monkeys who were given different doses...
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posted: Thursday March 15th - 3:44pm
What Do You Mean You're All Out?!?
How parents can proactively prepare for the next ADHD medication shortage.
Two months ago, the sky was falling in for parents of children with attention deficit disorder. ADHD medication shortages — Ritalin and its generic equivalents, as well as the amphetamine Adderall and its generic forms — popped up in several states. This forced parents to speed-dial doctors and dozens of pharmacies to find the medication their child depends on to manage symptoms. While some in the media...
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posted: Saturday March 10th - 7:31am
Penalized Despite ADHD Accommodations
Q: "Teachers at my son's school sometimes refuse to accept late homework, and when they do, they take off points. We have a 504 Plan that allows my son extra time on lengthy assignments and homework, but teachers say they 'interpret' that accommodation differently than I do. What can I do?"
posted: Monday March 5th - 2:36pm« The Experts's blog
Facts About ADHD: Get ‘Em, Share ‘Em
CHADD's "What We Know" worksheets are valuable educational resources that are easy to share with those misinformed about ADHD.
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