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Archives: August 2010

posted: Monday August 23rd - 8:00am

ADHD Linked with Dropping out of High School, British Officially Investigate Rise of LD Kids, and More

This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature, covering -- you guessed it -- news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet-soup diagnoses.

ADD/ADHD Teens Least Likely to Graduate High School Ofn Time According to a study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are less likely to graduate from high school on time than those without the condition. While ADD/ADHD is the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the U.S. and is often considered less serious than many other mental health disorders,...
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posted: Sunday August 1st - 8:00am

From the Editor: In Praise of Imperfection

Our kids with ADHD and LD aren't perfect, but we can still be proud.

It’s easy to brag about a son who started reading at two, won the school spelling bee in seventh grade, and has more followers than Conan O’Brien on Twitter. There are fewer opportunities to praise a child with a disability, who has none of those achievements on her list. (Example: You’re at the drive-thru at McDonald’s and the waitress says, “May I take your order?” You...
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