Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), although not a learning disability, can affect one's ability to succeed. Individuals with ADHD often have trouble paying attention, sitting still, or finishing tasks. Read more about the prevalence, symptoms, and treatment of ADHD.
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Skilled evaluation is an integral step towards fully and compassionately understanding a child's experience. Learn more about ADHD evaluation.
When appropriately identified, ADHD is no different than any other medical condition. Mark Bertin digs into the stereotypes surrounding ADHD.
Up to forty percent of children with ADHD demonstrate oppositional behaviors, and that's not counting the general non-compliance often associated with executive function deficits. Mark Bertin strategies for parents to use to cope with oppositional behaviors.
The basics of parenting a child with ADHD integrate the best of the research with the realities of busy households. Using this framework helps contribute to a smooth running home and a calmer family setting.
With any conversation or interaction, our expectations of the outcome influence how we hold ourselves, our choice of words, and our tone of voice. Learn more about ADHD and communication.
Dr. Larry Silver outlines the science behind ADHD medications and explains why there are fewer choices than you may think.
Coaching kids with LD and ADHD in sports involves challenges and rewards for parents and coaches alike.
Kids with ADHD can seem spaced out one minute but hyper-focused the next. Learn why this occurs — and how trouble with self-control is at the heart of this paradox.
Jill Lauren's That's Like Me! is a book about 15 students with disabilities who face challenges in school but express their creativity and talents through hobbies. In the foreword, excerpted here, children's book illustrator Jerry Pinkney describes growing up with two personas: Jerry the gifted artist and Jerry the struggling reader.
After seeing how her brother's undiagnosed and untreated ADHD hurt his future, Karran Harper Royal has become an advocate for early diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Her experience has universal resonance, but African Americans are a group of particular concern for her because of the evidence of undertreatment in that community.
Some people with ADHD need to plan for taking their medications when traveling overseas. This article tells you how to do this.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD), and its related form attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), affect an estimated five to ten percent of children worldwide. Experts say the cause involves a chemical imbalance in the brain. Medicines can produce calmer, clearer thinking for periods of time. However, there is debate about medicating children for ADHD.
Many people with attention deficit disorder find that conforming to standard behavior in the workplace can be challenging. This article tells the story of Jane. Her story illustrates why conformity can be difficult, ways to identify problem areas, and how to navigate around them.
Attention deficit disorder symptoms often interfere with classroom expectations and impact nearly all of the child's activities and interactions. But educators have developed methods and strategies that have proven successful with children with ADD. Learn some specific teaching strategies that both challenge children with ADD by presenting then with interesting activities designed to improve behavior and learning, while simultaneously providing them the support they require.
My overall approach in solving behavioral problems is crystallized in the title of a small book I wrote for School-Age Notes in 1995, Discipline in School-Age Care: Control the Climate, Not the Children. In it, I asked providers to think about an essential question: Do the behavior problems we see "live" within certain children and will they inevitably act out these unacceptable behaviors once they enter our space? Or do they "come alive" in our environments?
Strategies that promote success for students with ADD and ADHD are described including behavior management, modification, preparing your students to learn at the beginning of the lesson, keeping the students on task, making the lessons more interesting and homework.
Enjoy this resource of practical and thorough strategies for instructing children with ADHD and other children requiring learning modifications. Read about instructional strategies on specific subjects and for various age groups.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides a basic fact sheet on ADHD, with tips for parents and teachers. Symptoms and treatment of ADHD are discussed.
In the ongoing dialogue about ADHD in gifted children, three questions often arise. Are gifted children over-diagnosed with the disorder? In what ways are gifted ADHD children different from gifted children without the disorder and from other ADHD children? Does the emerging research suggest any differences in intervention or support?