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People First Language and ADD
Have you ever heard a child described as “an ADD child?” This language is everywhere! When you are speaking of a person, coupled with a disability or condition, it is better to put the person first. The condition or disability is mentioned second. This is what “people first” language is about.
Finding a Boy Scout Troop and ADD/ADHD
Joining a Boy Scout troop or Venture Crew can be a wonderful experience. Your child can develop deep relationships with peers and other adults. Skills and independence can be learned or enhanced. A well-chosen troop or crew can add to your child’s natural social support network and social skills.
Keeping a Job with Attention Deficit Disorder
For people who wrestle with Attention Deficit Disorder, finding a job that you love is a first step in staying gainfully employed. Also, take control of your environment! Having the right atmosphere, organization, attitude toward meetings, and interpersonal skills are all crucial to keeping a job.
Social Networks for Children with ADD
A child who has a lot of friends to socialize with is blessed, indeed! What if your child is lonely and isolated? What do you do? Maybe it's time to consider helping them build a natural social network. This article tells how to do this.
Delivered from Distraction with ADD Book Review
Delivered from Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. is written from the perspective of personal and professional experience with ADD. Both doctors have ADD and have been active in the practice of helping people with ADD live their best possible lives. Highly recommended!
Attention Deficit Disorder Facts
Find out the facts! What is Attention Deficit Disorder? How is ADD/ADHD diagnosed and treated? Should children and adults take medication? What are some problems that people have with medication? When ADD/ADHD is not diagnosed and properly treated, what may happen? Read this article to find out!
Finding a Job with ADD
Many adults with Attention Deficit Disorder are either underemployed or unemployed. Each person is a compilation of personality traits and skills. You need to take your personal characteristics into account when finding the right job for you. How can you find your ideal job?
Internet Safety and Kids with ADD
Many parents are uncomfortable about limiting their child’s computer freedoms. Hopefully, you already have computer rules in place to protect your child with ADD. Here are a group of policies that I feel are important to help keep your child internet-safe.
Addition Facts Game for ADD
Games are an effective way to help students with Attention Deficit Disorder learn math facts without rote memorization. Students use math to learn math. They increase their test scores. Spend time with your child, do math, and have fun!
Addition and Subtraction Facts and ADD
People with ADD or ADHD often have difficulty with rote memorization of math facts. Count It Up! is a simple card game that is designed to let kids with ADD use addition and subtraction in an interesting way. This helps them learn math facts, so that they can complete their math work more quickly.
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