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ADD and Squirming to Learn
Teachers and schools may try to stem the movements of kids with Attention Deficit Disorder in order to let them "concentrate and learn" what is being taught. A new study shows that this method could be counter-productive. It seems that kids with ADD/ADHD learn best when they are moving.
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.
ADD and the IEP
Students with ADD may need an IEP to insure an appropriate education. Parents are a child's best advocate. They should be recognized as full partners in the IEP team process.
ADD and When You are Engulfed in Flames
Have you ever felt that your life was such a hot mess that you might spontaneously combust? When everything is too hot to handle in your real life, why not relax and revive with a good book? David Sedarisí book, When You are Engulfed in Flames is a quietly funny and very adult book.
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 Coaching Overview
What is ADD Coaching? In the ADD Coaching model, a client with Attention Deficit Disorder works collaboratively, one-on-one, with a coach who understands Attention Deficit Disorder. The client is in charge of identifying goal areas where he wants to effect change or growth.
ADD Diagnosis in Young Children
In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced the expansion of the time frame to diagnose Attention Deficit Disorder. These guidelines allow kids to be diagnosed between the ages of four to eighteen. What implications does this new diagnostic standard have for children, parents, and doctors?
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.
ADD Forum Guidelines
You are invited to post on the ADD Forum. Use this article to find out how to post. We do have some guidelines to make the experience pleasant for everybocy.
ADD Genetics and Smoking
What in the world is epigenetics, and why is it important in the study of Attention Deficit Disorder? Genetic changes can affect whether a family's tendency toward ADD shows up in later generations. So, ADD might be caused, in part, by whether a person's grandmother smoked when she was pregnant.
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