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Archives: April 2010
posted: Friday April 30th - 2:30pm
Microphones: Classroom Solution for ADHD, APD, LD, and "Typical" Students?
An Iowa public school is testing out voice amplification systems, or microphones, for teachers and students to use to improve communication and focus. Results from this pilot program and other studies indicate that these devices may improve student performance, behavior, and more.
As the mother of a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and learning disabilities, it’s natural that, while scanning a recent issue of the Des Moines Register, the word “attention” in a headline caught mine. According to the article, “Des Moines teachers get attention with microphones in class," George Washington Carver Community School, an elementary school in Des Moines, Iowa, is trying out new voice...
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posted: Wednesday April 21st - 4:30pm
Entertain ADHD Children to Teach Better Behavior?
Struggling to help your child with ADD/ADHD and other special needs manage a particular symptom or challenge? Therapist and comic book creator Jon Filitti says using positive pop culture messages and entertainment could be effective in helping teach better behavior.
posted: Tuesday April 20th - 1:00pm
Hammocks: At-Home Occupational Therapy for ADHD Fidgets
Like therapeutic swings or rocking chairs, our new hammock has helped calm my ADD/ADHD and LD daughter's hyperactive wiggles. She loves it, or does she love our hamper? Did you hear the one about the ADD/ADHD and LD child who confuses the meaning of words?
posted: Friday April 16th - 5:00pm
Did You Hear the One About the ADHD Child Who Talks Too Much?
posted: Wednesday April 14th - 4:00pm
Comic Books ADHD Children Will Love to Read (and Learn from, Too)
The "Out of This World" comics tackle ADD/ADHD children's top challenges: inattention, motivation, bullying, and anger management. Read this mother-daughter review of the books, and learn how you can win free copies!
posted: Thursday April 8th - 5:00pm
Can My ADHD Daughter Focus While Doing Gymnastics?
When my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) child Natalie announced that she wanted to take gymnastics lessons, I groaned. Been there, done that, and it wasn't fun -- for anyone involved. But recently her determination has helped her succeed at other formerly challenging activities. Should I let her have another try?
posted: Wednesday April 7th - 12:45pm« ADHD Parenting Blog's blog
My ADD/ADHD Daughter's Distraction Is Contagious
Parents of ADD/ADHD children, do you sometimes feel as distracted, disorganized, and even as anxious and depressed as your kids? I do. I call this "ADHD by Proxy," and though it may not be a medically recognized condition, to me the symptoms and relief I get when I remember to treat them are both very real.
In his book CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap: Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD, psychiatrist and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) expert Edward Hallowell, M.D., theorizes that the pace, pressures, and multiple demands of modern life have created in “neurotypical adults” (Read: Non-ADD/ADHD adults) a culturally induced form of ADD/ADHD. As usual, Dr. Hallowell is onto something. As the parent...
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