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ADD Executive Function and Intense Exercise
A recent study posted in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined the effects of short bursts of exercise on higher-level thinking that takes place in the pre-frontal cortex. The brainís executive function is affected by the intense exercise; learning for students with ADD may be improved.
The Hidden Curriculum Revised and Expanded Review
Some teens and young adults seem to know what to do in social situations; others seem clueless about social events. The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults by Myles, Trautman, and Schelvan gives guidance for social interactions.
Enjoy Spring Break with ADD
Spring Break can be a time of renewal for families who have children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Plan some enjoyable activities. Structure the time, so that everybody will enjoy the family time together. Here are some articles that can help your family create a fantastic Spring Break.
ADD Can Persist Into Adulthood
All over the world, children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, which affects about 7 percent of all children. Do children "grow out of it," or does ADD persist into adulthood? See what a recent study says about the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder.
ADD and a Diagnostic DNA Chip Research
Research in Spain is homing in on a DNA chip to help diagnose ADD based on genetic markers called polymorphisms. It could be a powerful diagnostic tool. Presently, there is no single test for Attention Deficit Disorder; some doctors and members of the general public deny the existence of ADD/ADHD.
ADD and the Behavior Intervention Plan
This article describes the process of developing an effective behavior intervention plan. A behavior intervention plan allows a child to learn a new behavior to replace one that is causing him problems in a setting. If a child with ADD has a behavior that impacts his learning, he may need a BIP.
Finding True Love with Attention Deficit Disorder
How would you define true love? How does having Attention Deficit Disorder complicate the equation for true love? Does living with ADD make finding that magical, loving person more difficult? True love is the ultimate friendship. Finding it is part of the answer, but you also need to sustain love.
Structure Improves ADD Symptoms
When a person has Attention Deficit Disorder, it is easy for life to devolve into chaos if you donít have structure. Creative, out-of-the-box problem solving that living with ADD confers on each of us allows us to have the skills to improve our lives by creatively adding structure.
Meltdowns and Children with ADD
They used to be called temper tantrums. Now, theyíre called meltdowns. What can you do if your child with Attention Deficit Disorder skips right past angry and into a full-blown rage? What actions can you take to either avert the meltdown or help your child regain control more quickly?
ADD Site Postcards from BellaOnline
How do you keep in touch with friends and family? The BellaOnline ADD Site has postcards that are gorgeous, free, and very easy to use. There are many different images to choose from. Find out how to create and send a wonderful greeting.
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