ADHD News Feed

ADHD Medication May Lower Risk of Kids Engaging In Dangerous Behaviors
ADHD medications have long been shown to help with the symptoms of ADHD. Now, a new study offers evidence of their long-term benefits outside of simple symptom management.
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Autism, ADHD, and OCD May Have More In Common Than Previously Thought
Similarities in the brains of kids with one of the three conditions may lead to changes in how we categorize and treat them, experts say.
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ADHD Dad Blog

Look Everyone! I’m Over My Depression! Not!
I gave up my depression pills, until I caught myself slipping into old habits.
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Label My Child? Yes, Please.
I understand why some parents fear and avoid the ADHD label, but for my family it’s provided clarity, resources, and a path toward healing. ADHD doesn’t define us, but it does help explain a lot.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: How Can We Get Accommodations for the SAT/ACT?
"What is the best way to request additional time for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT for a high school student with ADHD?"
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Is a Modified Schedule a Reasonable Accommodation?
"We'd like my son's 504 Plan to include a stipulation that his most difficult core classes be scheduled for the morning, when he's most alert. The high school is dragging its feet, and his grades are suffering. Is this a reasonable accommodation?"
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Success at School

Enter to Win a Time Timer!
Enter to win a Time Timer PLUS -- the visual timer that helps kids and adults with ADHD stay on task and on time.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Helping an Immature Child Follow the Rules
"My daughter is immature for her age and doesn't seem to fully understand what it means to be a responsible student and follow classroom rules in school. How can we put these important lessons into terms she'll grasp?"
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Success at School

Time Timer Contest Rules
Rules for ADDitude magazine's Time Timer contest from August 1 - 14, 2016.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: My Son Stopped Taking His Medication
"My son, a senior in high school, recently stopped taking his ADHD medications. As a result, his grades have crashed from As to Ds and he's suffering from debilitating depression. I think an emergency intervention is needed, but the school is acting indifferent and his IEP case manager is offering no support."
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Lose the Shame Already!
The stigmas that those with ADHD face for not fitting into the traditional system can be more harmful than the ADHD itself.
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ADHD News Feed

Epilepsy May Be Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD
There may be a connection between fever-induced seizures, epilepsy, and a later diagnosis of ADHD, researchers find.
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My Little Brother Is a Lovable Tasmanian Devil
"Without my brother Chad, our family would be a plain slice of whole-grain toast. With him, we’re a jalapeño bundt cake."
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ADDitude Webinars

Homework Problems You Can Solve: A Parent’s Guide to Conquering Assignments
On Tuesday, August 23rd, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Peg Dawson Ed.D.
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ADDitude Webinars

Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Your Child’s Academic Motivation
On Tuesday, August 16th, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Ann Dolin, M.Ed.
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In Defense of the Nap Year
My son had Post Traumatic School Disorder by the time college time came around, so we decided to let him find his way. And he has.
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ADDitude Webinars

Ready, Set, Work: Help Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work
On Wednesday, August 3rd, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Cindy Goldrich.
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8 Tips for Calmer, Happier Kids
You don’t have to sit still or “om” away for an hour to get your child to be mindful and focused. Here are some fun activities from a top teacher to anchor your child’s mind.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: My Child Doesn't Have Any Friends
"My 8-year-old is happy and friendly, but he doesn't play with anyone at recess and doesn't like to work in groups. Should I worry about this? It doesn't seem to bother him."
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: Can We Lessen the Homework Load?
"My 12-year-old works for hours every night on homework. We try to break up assignments to avoid exhaustion, but it still takes forever. How can we persuade her private school to scale back the quantity of work?"
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Dear ADDitude: Can the School Expel My Child for ADHD Behaviors?
"After expelling my child for poor behavior, his principal told me, 'This behavior was not related to his ADHD.' How do I determine if this is true? And how can I fight the school administration over his expulsion if a disability is, in fact, to blame?"
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Dear ADDitude: Homework Takes Hours Every Night
"An hour worth of homework takes my son twice that long, even after taking an afternoon dose of ADHD medication, and it's complete torture. How can I put an end to his daily arguments and help him get through school work faster?"
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Dear ADDitude: How Can I Help My ODD Son with Homework?
"My 13-year-old rushes through his homework and often forgets to hand it in. He also has ODD, so he is so stubborn and doesn’t want to study or accept help. He is smart, but his attitude and lack of motivation are holding him back. What can I do?"
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Life in the Fast Brain

End of the Mother Road
With Enzo off to college, my ADHD struggles for structure.
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Success at School

Dear ADDitude: What Are Smart Middle School Accommodations?
"Now that my son is in 7th grade, his IEP needs to shift from a focus on behavior to academic and organizational skills. (For example, he struggles to listen and take good notes simultaneously.) What skill-building goals should I work into his 8th-grade IEP?"
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