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How Do I Know If My Child Has ADHD?

Friday April 18, 2014

Children with ADHD (and adults with ADHD, as well) are a heterogeneous group. Symptoms of ADHD can affect people in varying ways, in varying combinations, and to varying degrees. Not only can ADHD be very different from person to person, but symptoms can also fluctuate significantly in response to situational demands.

If you are a parent of a child who seems to think differently, act differently, and learn differently from other children--and you are wondering if ADHD may be contributing to difficulties at home, in family interactions, at school or in peer relationships--be sure to talk with your pediatrician or other qualified health care provider.

Below is a link with information about the types of behaviors that often alert parents to the possible presence of ADHD.

Possible Signs of ADHD in Children

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Understanding ADHD in Girls

Monday April 14, 2014

There are many similarities in the way core symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present in males and females, yet there are also many differences. Sometimes these differences hinder or even prevent accurate identification of ADHD in girls. As a result many females may remain undiagnosed and untreated, continuing to struggle without appropriate interventions and help.

Learn More About ADHD in Girls

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Tips to Know Before Starting Medication

Thursday April 3, 2014

Medication, when appropriate, can be very effective in helping a person manage his or her ADHD symptoms. It is important to remember, however, that medication does not "cure" ADHD and is only a piece of the overall treatment plan, which may also include ADHD education, parent training, behavioral management methods, organizational strategies, school/work accommodations, lifestyle changes, coaching, and counseling. For some people with ADHD, these combined treatments may even lead to a reduced need or smaller dosage of medication.

Starting ADHD Medication
What Does Titration of Medication Mean?
21 Helpful Rules Regarding Medication

Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Linked to Later Weight Gain

Thursday April 3, 2014

Stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be linked to weight gain during the teenage years, according to research.

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Connecting Behavior and Consequences for Kids With ADHD

Friday March 28, 2014

"I just read that children with ADHD don't learn from cause and effect. Knowing this, how do I teach/train my child? I usually say something like: 'if you do this then here's the consequence.'"--About.com Reader

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Understanding Reading Challenges for Students With ADHD

Friday March 28, 2014

Reading is such an important part of school and learning in general. Every subject area requires that a student be able to comprehend reading material and retain that information. Unfortunately, many students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience attention and working memory weaknesses that can get in the way of reading skills. Delays in reading can lead to not only gaps in learning and academic frustrations, but also feelings of inadequacy and self-consciousness for the student who struggles.

Reading Comprehension Challenges
Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

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18 Tips for the Classroom

Monday March 24, 2014

If you are a parent or teacher of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this list is for you! Simple modifications and strategies implemented within the classroom can often make a big difference in a child's success in school.

18 Strategies for the Classroom

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ADHD and Math Skills

Monday March 24, 2014

Mastering math is a complex process. Break downs in learning can occur in several areas including memory, attention, problem solving and organizing. Individualized accommodations in the learning environment can be quite helpful.

Understanding Challenges Associated With Math

Helpful Math Accommodations for Students With ADHD

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Writing Problems Common for Students With ADHD...and Strategies to Help

Monday March 24, 2014

Some may view writing as an automatic, natural process; however, for many students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be quite overwhelming. Expressing oneself through writing is a complex, multi-step process. Luckily, there are strategies you can use to make writing a little easier.

Improving Written Expression

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Writing Problems Common for Students With ADHD
Readers Share Most Difficult Aspect of Writing

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Children With ADHD at Increased Risk for Obesity

Friday March 21, 2014

A growing number of research studies have suggested a possible correlation between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity, however whether one condition leads to the other has been unclear. Now a new study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (February 2014) finds that children with ADHD are more likely to become obese and physically inactive adolescents.

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