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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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Coping with ADD: A Mother's Point of View

Developmental Trajectories of Brain Volume Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Don't Lose Sleep Over It!

Dose-Response Effects of Methylphenidate on Ecologically Valid Measure of Academic Performance and Classroom Behavior in Adolescents with ADHD

Dr. Larry Silver: Update on ADHD Medications

Experts Agree Parents' Role Critical But Polarized On Disorder's Cause

Fast forward: Those with Attention-Deficit Disorders Zoom in on Developing Strengths

Fatherhood and ADHD

Gifted Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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?

Helping the Student with ADHD in the Classroom: Strategies for Teachers

IDEA 1999 - Final Regulations and Children with ADHD

Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home

A valuable resource educators of children with ADHD. The U.S. Dept. of Education shares and easy-to-read outline of tips and legal considerations. Causes, legal requirements for evaluations, treatment options, and hints for effective educational performance are included.

Interview with Author Debbie Zimmett

"Eddie Enough!" author, Debbie Zimmet shares her inspiration for her book about a third grader, Eddie, whose "...first word was a sentence and I haven't stopped talking since." This short and insightful interview discusses her book about a boy who can't sit still. He wonders why others don't want him as a partner for class projects.

Interview with Author Jack Gantos

Interview with Author Mark Smith

Mark Smith wrote from his experiences parenting a son with ADHD. "When we were reading everything we could find about the disorder, we were disappointed not to find more books from a child's point of view that showed other children in the same situation, a book to reassure kids that they aren't the only one this is happening to. That's why I wrote Pay Attention, Slosh!"

Is Your Daughter a Daydreamer, Tomboy or "Chatty Kathy"?

In this introductory article, Kathleen Nadeau focuses specifically on the identification and treatment of AD/HD in girls.

Medical and Nonmedical Stimulant Use Among Adolescents: From Sanctioned to Unsanctioned Use

Medications: Tips for Traveling Internationally

Some people with ADHD need to plan for taking their medications when traveling overseas. This article tells you how to do this.

Meeting the Challenge of Conformity

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.

Motivating the Child with Attention Deficit Disorder

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.

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