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Perseveration and Attention Deficit Disorder
Perseveration is when a person continues the same action or thought after the original stimuli is gone. It can be a persistent thought or idea that a person just can't get rid of, and it is non-productive. This can be a problem for folks with ADD. How can you break the perseveration cycle?
ADD and Halloween Plans
It's the day before the spookiest day of the year—Halloween! Now, what do you do if you don't have a plan for your kids who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Gather your ideas and make a quick plan. When family members have ADD, putting a quick plan into place is a lot better than no plan at all.
Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnostic Tools
Some people believe that Attention Deficit Disorder is a fictitious disorder, since diagnosis is based on several somewhat subjective tests. What is being done by researchers to develop more objective, scientifically based, testing for the diagnosis of ADD?
Girls with Attention Deficit Disorder
Do you know a girl who consistently under-achieves? Who is anxious? Does this girl's teachers tell her that she could and should do better. if she would just try? Maybe this girl has Attention Deficit Disorder. The negative symptoms of ADD often look a lot different when you compare girls and boys.
ADD Medication Improves Parenting Skills
Parenting kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can be a tough job, especially if the parent also has ADD. A new study from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center states that "Parenting skills improve in ADHD parents with medication." They studied the effects of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse).
21 Ways to Enhance Your Life with ADD
There are hundreds of ways to enhance your life when you have Attention Deficit Disorder. Here is a short list. What are your favorite techniques for living well with Attention Deficit Disorder? Share them with the BellaOnline community by posting in the Attention Deficit Disorder Forum.
Swimming Safety and ADD
Impulsivity and executive function are hallmarks of Attention Deficit Disorder. What does that mean, and how can it impact swimming safety? What does an expert on swimming safety have to say about drowning? Why should parents know the signs of drowning? How can drowning be prevented?
Limiting Stress with Attention Deficit Disorder
Stress comes because there are things to do, and we are not getting them done. Procrastination often stems from feeling overwhelmed. There is too much to do, too little time to do it, and your whole life is one confusing mess. How can you get it all sorted out and lower your stress level?
Help Educators Understand Facts About ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can face an uphill battle at school. What can a parent do to help their child? You can help educators understand the needs of your child with ADD/ADHD. It is important to be proactive, rather than just reactive. How can a parent manage this? Here are some tips.
Emotional Maturity and Children with ADD
What three words shouldn't you use with kids who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Don't tell them to "act your age." They don't have the same social-emotional age as their peers who share the same birth year. Find out why! What are the implications for their lives?
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