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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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Don't Lose Sleep Over It!

Interview with Author Jack Gantos

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

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Peer Relationships and Peer-Oriented Interventions

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

Talking to Your Children About Their Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorders and Gifted Students: What Do We Really Know?

"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.

IDEA 1999 - Final Regulations and Children with ADHD

Assessment for Adults with LD and/or ADHD

Information on assessment and who can diagnose LD or AD/HD in adults.

What is ADHD?

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.

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with 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.

Coping with ADD: A Mother's Point of View

Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

Study Explores Treatment Options for AD/HD

The Extent of Drug Therapy for Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children in Public Schools

Multimodal Treatment of Children with ADHD (MTA) Study

The Educational Implications of ADD/ADHD

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."

Top Ten Things I Wish Students With ADHD Knew About Their Medications

Why Is High School So ADD-Unfriendly, and What Can You Do About It?

The Key Components of a Comprehensive Assessment of ADHD

This article helps parents determine what it takes to get their child a thorough AD/HD assessment.

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