College First Semester Pain and ADD
While college freshmen with Attention Deficit Disorder start their first year full of energy and hope, by mid-semester they are often bogged down in the abyss of academic struggles. Are they there to stay? Can they dig out? What can be done to salvage the academic semester?
Happy Halloween with ADD
Halloween is a time to be joyous, playful and creative. I've seen some creative costumes that would especially suit kids with Attention Deficit Disorder. These glow-in-the-dark costumes look best on kids who really know how to move! Doesn't that just describe those active kids with ADD?
Girls with ADD and Behavior Concerns
Researchers found that girls with ADD were about 3 times more likely to have depression (10.3 percent of girls with ADHD) and anxiety disorder (37.7 percent of girls with ADHD) than girls without Attention Deficit Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder were major concerns.
Smoothies to Enhance ADD Nutrition
A person with ADD/ADHD can get essential nutrients from eating a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. Frequently, the phrase, "Eat the Rainbow" is used. In our busy lives eating different fruits and vegetables can be difficult to manage. I have a one word answer to this dilemma-smoothies.
Advocating Effectively for a Child with ADD
Addressing your child's educational needs as soon as possible increases the chances for better educational outcomes for that child. Statistics show that many of our students with Attention Deficit Disorder delay their high school degree by dropping out of high school. Early intervention is a must.
College Freshman Problems and ADD
As students with Attention Deficit Disorder go off to college for the first time, there is a huge transition from high school work to college studies. Also, they lose their support system that often cues them to do those tasks that are essential. How can a student take charge of his college life?
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