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Archives: January 2014
posted: Wednesday January 29th - 11:32am
Optimal Treatment for ADHD: It’s All in the Details
Understanding the specifics of how ADHD affects you can help you and your doctor get a leg up on symptoms.
posted: Tuesday January 28th - 11:12am
I Need a Low-Tech Planner
Is there a special chart or form that will help me organize my day, so I can stay on task? I am not a high-tech person and don't like setting up my day on a smartphone. I like to have all my to-dos in front of me.
Low-tech tools, such as a paper planner, sticky notes, and a to-do list might be what you need. They are visual, tactile, and allow you to move things around as your schedule changes. Try using the Super Sticky Easel Pad, made by Post-It. Set up the big pages (25 x 30 inches) like an appointment book planner, in 15-minute increments, starting with the time you wake...
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posted: Wednesday January 15th - 5:25pm
Wanted: Career Confidence
I have been out of work for six months now. When I see a job opening, I talk myself out of applying for it. I have low self-esteem because of my past failures and being jobless for so long. Help.
posted: Tuesday January 7th - 10:52am
Watch Your Words: How ADHDers Can Become Great Communicators
People don’t seem to get what I mean — I have so much to say that I usually confuse them when I talk. How can I learn to communicate clearly with attention deficit?
posted: Tuesday January 7th - 10:27am« The Experts's blog
Get the “target” off of your child’s back at school.
Children with ADHD face more than academic challenges. They find nonverbal and social communication hard, and may act in ways at school that attract the attention of bullies. Some kids with ADHD are clumsy and unaware of normal spatial boundaries compared with non-ADHD kids. All of these challenges make kids with ADHD prime targets for bullies. Here are some ways that parents can get the...
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