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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.
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?
Pets Can Improve Negative Symptoms of ADD
When I look around at friends, family, and acquaintances with Attention Deficit Disorder, one commonality stands out. Most of us have pets who share our paths through life. Those various pets serve several important functions in our lives to help improve the negative symptoms of ADD.
Planning and ADD
Are you having trouble maintaining your motivation with your ADD? Make a plan! If you are having difficulty with focus, find out how changing one small thing can impact the dynamic of your life.
Planning for College with ADD
Students with Attention Deficit Disorder who want to go to college need to start planning long before their senior year in high school. Early planning may make the difference between a painful affair or a positive experience.
Planning Safe Vacation Fun with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are blessed with huge doses of creativity and a flair for out-of-the-box problem solving. Add these traits with boundless energy and impulsivity and you have a recipe for an interesting vacation…or a disaster waiting to happen. What's the difference? Planning!
Play Time Helps Kids with ADD to Focus
When children with Attention Deficit Disorder are given a reason to move their bodies, good things can happen. Creativity may be increased. They are less bored. Increasing oxygen to the brain enhances their mind’s ability to focus. What’s the best part of this treatment? It’s child’s play!
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and ADD
Researchers at Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. recently studied the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a by-product of burning fossil fuels, and their relationship to the development of Attention Deficit Disorder in children.
Positive Self Talk Helps ADD
Positive self-talk is when a person puts the best spin that they can on events. The person tries to find the positive in an event as they think about it. Positive self-talk can be a powerful tool in building a great life with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Quinn at School Book Review
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder and other kids with neurological differences may have many social challenges. These children, ages 3-7, can benefit from Quinn at School: Relating, Connecting, and Responding at School. This book, by Rick H. Warren, teaches social skills to young children.
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