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Strategies for devising academic accommodations, studying smarter, building focus, keeping on top of homework, and thriving at school with ADHD or learning disabilities.

posted: Wednesday November 19th - 10:42am

Your Child Probably Has ADHD. Now What?

A step-by-step guide to getting your child the psychological, educational, and executive functioning assessments he needs to excel at school.

Your child is in elementary school. For the last year or so, you’ve heard in parent-teacher conferences and occasional emails that your child is ‘fidgety.’ He has difficulty keeping his hands to himself. He gets up out of his seat often. This is happening consistently; no one is beating around the bush anymore: It’s time for an ADHD evaluation. But where do you go from here?...
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posted: Monday November 10th - 12:04am

Enter to Win a Forbrain!

Enter to win a Forbrain -- the revolutionary auditory-processing tool (a $359 value) that helps ADHD kids and ADD adults improve their learning, attention, and retention.

Auditory Processing Disorder Studies suggest that 50 percent of people diagnosed with ADHD may also have an auditory processing disorder (APD). It's unclear whether APD is a manifestation of ADHD, or if they are separate disorders. But the fact remains that their outward signs -- hypersensitivity, distractibility, poor memory -- often overlap and can seriously impact learning and retention. Meet Forbrain The revolutionary Forbrain (a $359 value) is...
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posted: Monday November 10th - 12:01am

Forbrain Contest Rules

Rules for ADDitude magazine's Forbrain contest from November 10 - 30, 2014

Enter the Forbrain contest here! Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF...
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posted: Thursday November 6th - 11:00am

The Importance of a Sensory Diet for your Child with ADHD

Did you know a sensory diet isn’t all about food? It’s a specialized activity plan to help your child stay focused. Our expert explains.

Have you ever twirled a paperclip in your hand during a meeting, or soaked in a hot bath to decompress? If so, you’re using sensory exercises to keep your body regulated. A sensory diet does the same thing. Is this a specific food diet? No, a sensory diet is a program created for your child by an Occupational Therapist (OT); it is a personalized activity plan that...
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posted: Monday October 20th - 7:05am

Enter to Win a BrainBeat System

Enter to win BrainBeat -- a fun, interactive training program to help improve focus and concentration in ADHD kids. A $249 value.

Interactive Metronome Developed in the early 1990s to help children with learning and developmental disorders, Interactive Metronome (IM) is used to improve planning and sequencing. The end result for ADHD kids: increased focus for longer periods, and the ability to filter out internal and external distractions. Meet BrainBeat Initially, IM was available only through healthcare professionals. Then BrainBeat introduced a new brain-training tool that strikes the right balance...
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posted: Monday October 20th - 7:01am

BrainBeat October Contest Rules

Rules for ADDitude magazine's BrainBeat contest from October 20-31, 2014

Enter the BrainBeat contest here! Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF...
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posted: Monday October 20th - 6:00am

How to Perform Routine Maintenance on Your Child’s Accommodations

Expert advice for performing regular audits on your child’s 504 Plan, and making adjustments that reflect his changing needs and grade level.

By now, you know which school accommodations work best for your child — and which are hardly worth the effort. But do you know exactly what’s spelled out in his 504 Accommodations Plan? And do you know how they translate into daily life in the classroom? I’ve seen accommodations in 504 Plans that are either too ambiguous or too general, and I am left wondering if...
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posted: Wednesday October 8th - 11:57pm

Enter to Win a Forbrain!

Enter to win a Forbrain -- the revolutionary auditory-processing tool (a $359 value) that helps ADHD kids and ADD adults improve their learning, attention, and retention.

Forbrain headphone system for better auditory processing and memory, focus, and attention.
Auditory Processing Disorder Studies suggest that 50 percent of those diagnosed with ADHD may also have an auditory processing disorder (APD). It's unclear whether APD is a manifestation of ADHD, or if they are separate disorders. But the fact remains that their outward signs -- hypersensitivity, distractibility, poor memory -- often overlap and can seriously impact learning and retention. Meet Forbrain The revolutionary Forbrain (a $359 value) is...
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posted: Wednesday October 8th - 11:48pm

Forbrain Contest Rules

Rules for ADDitude magazine's Forbrain contest from October 9 - October 19, 2014

Enter the Forbrain contest here! Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF...
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posted: Wednesday October 8th - 9:30pm

How to Help Children with Working Memory Deficits

Your child is not willfully tuning you out. He has a working memory deficit. And here is how you can help.

What is working memory? And why is language processing so important to our children and adolescents with ADHD? Working memory allows children to hold thoughts in memory long enough to express them, in writing or verbally. It also allows children to listen to directions and follow through with them in the classroom. Language processing alongside ADHD makes it difficult for our children to sit down long...
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