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Tangible Rewards to Intrinsic Rewards and ADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder need rewards to be able to attend to task at their optimum level. You can help them along the road to success by being smart about how you reward them. Find things that they want and help to guide them by using rewards wisely.
Tantrums and ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can have tantrums. Tantrums are caused by frustration and improved by adult actions that allow the child to self-calm. What can you do with a kid who is having a full-blown tantrum?
Telling Relatives About a Child with ADD
When you have a child with hyperactivity, it seems that everybody is an expert on your child's behaviors. Strangers will stop you to give their opinions. An ADD/ADHD diagnosis brings some relief. Now you know what is happening and can address the issues. But what do you tell your relatives?
Thankful for My Attention Deficit Disorder
Why would anyone say that they are thankful for having Attention Deficit Disorder in their life? While it's a mixed blessing, overall I am glad that I have ADD. It has made me more caring and compassionate. I just wish that everybody could experience ADD, if only for a little while!
Thanksgiving Planning and ADD
Thanksgiving is often a time of stress, instead of the time of joy and fellowship that we crave. Is there a way to make it better? Planning is the key to the Thanksgiving of your dreams. Use this plan to make it a memorable day.
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.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition with Text Revisions (DSM-IV-TR) is used in the United States to diagnose mental health disorders. Having a common system to consult for diagnosis helps the clinician to standardize the diagnostic criteria that are examined.
The Gifts of Attention Deficit Disorder
How do you perceive Attention Deficit Disorder? Do you just see it as a problem in all areas of your life? Are there good things in your life because of ADD? What gifts has ADD given to you? Gifts! How can ADD bring gifts to you? This article shines a different light on ADD!
The Hidden Curriculum and ADD
Social rules are often unstated. People learn them by observation as small children. What happens if you don’t learn them? People who don’t learn these rules have all areas of their lives impacted by negative interactions with others. Learn what the “hidden curriculum” is and how it can be taught.
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.
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