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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"Gifted" and "ADHD" used to be consider mutually exclusive, but researchers have realized the two can coexist. And when they do, misdiagnosis often occurs; typically a gifted student is mistakenly identified as ADHD. But the other misdiagnosis occurs as well; the ADHD of a gifted child is ignored. But once identified as LD and gifted, what happens? Learn more about the situation as well as possible actions.
Information on assessment and who can diagnose LD or AD/HD in adults.
Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an inability to use skills of attention effectively. Studies suggest that 5-10% of children, adolescents and adults may have ADHD. Sometimes ADHD is called ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. ADD is an older name for ADHD.
Good communication between schools and parents is crucial for children with ADHD. In this article, there are many ideas to facilitate the home-school collaboration and help students succeed.
In this article, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are defined, according to DSM-IV. What situations involving these disorders are covered by IDEA and Section 504? Best practices for working with the ADD/ADHD population of students are discussed as a proposed four-part "school-based model of intervention."
This article helps parents determine what it takes to get their child a thorough AD/HD assessment.