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Keath Low

Itís ADHD Awareness Week!

By September 15, 2008

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Sept. 14-20

In recognition of ADHD Awareness Week, Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), and ADDitude Magazine have joined forces to raise the publicís understanding of the impact that ADHD can have on personal relationships throughout an individualís lifetime.

ďThere is so much the public does not understand about ADHD that the stigma, myths and misinformation surrounding this disorder are rampant,Ē stresses Linda Anderson, ADDA president. ďEducation via awareness-building is the key to providing understanding and hope.Ē

Click on From First Years to Golden Years: ADHD and Lifeís Relationships to read more about managing life's relationships with ADHD.

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September 17, 2008 at 10:26 am
(1) Mike says:

I agree that ADD can be helpful in some sports. I was good at baseball and table tennis, obviously two pure reaction sports.

I was a catcher, a common position for ADD kids because of constant action. I also played outfield and while that may seem odd in that an ADD person might get bored, it wasn’t so for me. I watched for every detail, responding to the batter’s stance, the ball’s delivery, position in or outside, the timing of the swing and the follow through of the bat to anticipate the likely direction of the ball. That extra attention to detail kept my mind and reflexes in motion and made me an excellent outfielder. I got to many balls not because of speed or quickness but by being able to predict where the ball direction, getting a “jump” on the ball as we call it.

September 17, 2008 at 11:45 am
(2) Nicole W. says:

Hi! Yes I believe keeping children with ADHD active is important, but that doesn’t always mean sports. Our 11 year old son has ADHD and he just join ballet, it helps him controll his mind and his body. It doesn’t have the competion like the group sports. He loves it, it is just another alternitive to help parents.

September 23, 2008 at 8:54 am
(3) mark butler says:

ADHD IS A GOOD THING TO HAVE

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