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Building School Success in a New Year
How do you help a child with Attention Deficit Disorder enjoy more school triumphs and fewer letdowns? Download my book, Building School Success with ADD free during January of 2014! As an experienced teacher who has lived with ADD all of my life, I know what works in a classroom.
Starting a New Year with ADD
There's something alluring about a new year. It stretches before us, shiny and fresh, filled with possibilities. With Attention Deficit Disorder, you must do some planning and take the time to put strategies in place, or the New Year will give you the same types of experiences that the old one did.
2013 Research Published on ADD
The year 2013 has been a good one for Attention Deficit Disorder research. Here are snapshots of a few studies about Attention Deficit Disorder that I found fascinating. I have included the citation for the original ScienceDaily story in the resources section at the end of the article.
Holiday Visits and Kids with ADD
When kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are around people who barely know them, the results can be volatile. A holiday season brings opportunities for visits with people that we care for. What can you do to improve the outcomes of these visits? Here are suggestions to make everybody's day better!
Attention Deficit Disorder and Responsibility
Attention Deficit Disorder can add layers of complexity to our lives. People experience the negative symptoms of ADD in various ways. Some may have problems with inattention. Lack of focus can cause glitches in all areas of their lives. See how you can commit to responsibilities when you lack focus.
15 Ways to Calm the Chaos of ADD
There are times when we are scrambling so fast, running so hard, and everything around us feels like a hot mess! We are overwhelmed by life and circumstances. The negative symptoms can start small, but soon they pile up. Everything feels chaotic. Here are 15 good ways to help calm the chaos.
Computer Brain Training and ADD
Computer brain training for Attention Deficit Disorder often costs thousands of dollars. Does it work? Recent research from the University of Central Florida evaluates the studies on brain training. What story does the research tell?
The Attention Deficit Disorder Gift List
What are the "gifts" of Attention Deficit Disorder? Each of us has a different definition of what we consider as a gift. In the Attention Deficit Forum at BellaOnline, we generated a list of some of the "gifts" of ADD. The result is an often quirky list of traits that can enrich our lives.
Stimulants Help Delay Rewards with ADD
Parents and teachers know that a potent reward can help a child with Attention Deficit Disorder to have better focus. Adults with ADD often learn to reward themselves to help focus. A study suggests that methylphenidate might help people with ADD to delay small, immediate rewards for larger ones.
Why Some People Outgrow ADD
A widely held belief was that children grow out of their ADD. Some physicians still believe this. Is this speculation really true? New research is showing that not everybody grows out of Attention Deficit Disorder. Whether a person does or not might depend on the thickness of their brain's cortex.
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