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Is Preschool Too Young to Diagnose ADHD in Children?

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Your Child's ADHD Evaluation: 6 Diagnosis Essentials

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Symptoms that suggest ADHD.

15 Common ADHD Symptoms in Children

Use this checklist of ADHD symptoms in children to determine whether your child meets the criteria for an... more »

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Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Sticky!

Melting down from overload or scrambling for stimulation: many kids with ADHD also suffer from sensory processing disorder... Making sense of the senses »

ADHD Hyperfocus

Under the Spell of Hyperfocus

Ned Hallowell speaks out on the joys of hyperfocus for those of us with ADHD... more »

Finding an ADHD Coach: Six Questions to Ask

What You Need to Know about ADHD Coaching

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Understanding Hyperfocus

Learn About ADHD: Focus on Hyperfocus

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