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posted: Thursday September 30th - 2:00pm

School and Learning Blog Roundup

Discover popular ADD/ADHD trending topics from across the Web in our weekly column "ADD Chatter Overheard Online."

Learning Disabilities, School Success, and a Parent's Emotions on From misplaced anger -- Why isn't my child trying harder? -- to frustration -- Why can't the school provide better support? --'s recent blog post addresses the gamut of emotions moms and dads of children with learning disabilities (LD) grapple with and offers these coping strategies. Other grade-A entries include "Establish Routines for a Smooth School...
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posted: Monday September 27th - 11:00am

ADHD Life Rules: 15 Tips to Stress Less and Live Better

This attention deficit treatment plan -- a mix of alternative and complementary remedies -- will help the whole family thrive.

We all live by rules to keep us organized and focused. Some rules help us navigate the daily challenges of life while others are restrictive, keeping us in a boring and unproductive orbit. Here are some rules for families with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) that will hopefully reduce stress and make your life a bit easier. 1. Do a flip. Instead of castigating yourself over...
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posted: Friday September 17th - 8:00am

Drop in Special Ed Students, New Findings on Teaching Methods

A weekly roundup of news headlines from across the attention deficit and learning disabilities spectrum.

Decline in Number of Students Enrolled in Special Education Programs Fewer students are being classified as learning disabled, according to the U.S. Department of Education. In the 2007—08 school year, the most recent year for which data exist, about 2.6 million students were served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -- a drop from the 2.9 million students in 2000—01 who were classified as...
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posted: Thursday September 16th - 12:30pm

Fruits, Vegetables, and ADHD Risk for Children

You read up on nutrition and know that certain foods and ingredients can increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) in children, but do you know about the safety of ordinary fruits and vegetables?

Parents raising children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) already have lengthy to-do lists: shuttling their children to doctor’s appointments, monitoring medication, worrying about this, coordinating that. Not to mention your part-time job as a food police officer. You are probably already reading food labels for dyes and preservatives in processed foods -- whether on the side of a cereal box or on that package of...
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posted: Monday September 13th - 2:30pm

It's ADHD Awareness Week!

Celebrate with free posters, guides, and more!

Show your pride. Get informed. Spread the truth. Make connections. However you choose to participate in ADHD Awareness Week (September 13-17, 2010), head to our ADHD ADDvocacy resource center to discover helpful statistics and tools, humor, perspective, support, and motivation.>> >>>Plus, Free Posters, Guides, and More: Awareness Week Poster 7 Myths About ADD/ADHD -- Busted! 25 Things to Love About ADD/ADHD ...
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posted: Friday September 10th - 8:00am

New Link to ADHD Misdiagnosis, Pesticide Exposure May Make Symptoms Worse, And More

A weekly roundup of news headlines from across the attention deficit and learning disabilities spectrum.

One in Five Children Is Misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD Could your child's age compared to his classmates' make him more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and be prescribed stimulant medications such as Ritalin or Dexedrine? That's the conclusion of a new study from Todd Elder, an economist at Michigan State University whose research will be published in the September Journal of Health...
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