LD and ADD/ADHD
ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular Events
It is now recommended that all children who use ADHD medications schedule an ECG and cardiovascular check up; stirring alarm among parents whose children are more at risk for a cardiac event if they have an undiagnosed heart problem and use stimulant medications like ritalin, adderall, or concerta.
ADHD Medications and Treatment Options
Medications for children and adults with ADHD/ADD, herbal supplements, substituting positive behavior for bad habits, and helping them learn impulse control and focus their concentration
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulty managing impulses and distractions, resulting in unintentional behavior. They benefit from support and accommodations to help them focus, attend to tasks, reduce or avoid meltdowns, and channel their extraordinary energy.
Central Auditory Processing Disorder [offsite link]
CHADD - Children and Adults with ADD [offsite link]
CHADD response to comments by Tom Cruise about medication and treatments for ADD and ADHD
CHADD FAQ on ADD/ADHD [offsite link]
Frequently asked questions with excellent information about Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactiviy Disorder
Children with Learning Disabilities
Children with LD may not be diagnosed with a learning disability until they have faced years of struggle in classrooms and community programs
Children with dyslexia may have a different way of seeing words or letters that makes it difficult for them to decode what is written
Dyslexia and Learning
Children with dyslexia see words and process text in ways that make it difficult to decode words or read with sufficient comprehension.
Medications and Herbal Treatments for ADD/ADHD
Alternatives to ADD/ADHD medications may benefit children who are unable to participate in the typical joys and jobs of childhood whether they have been diagnosed due to symptoms of ADD or ADHD or not.
Response to Intervention - RTI and IDEA
Response to Intervention, known as RTI, is included in IDEA 2004. RTI allows earlier access to accommodations and support for children who struggle in school, including intense intervention, and frequent progress reporting to modify instruction or goals, for more effective teaching of all children.
The Diagnosis of Learning Disability
The correct diagnosis of a child´s learning disability can bring great relief to students and their families when the best support is offered for their learning style and special needs
Tom Cruise War of Words Articles
Princeton-educated Brooke Shields responds with dignity on behalf of other women who have postpartum depression; only Matt Lauer has been brave enough to speak up for children helped by ADD medication
Tom Cruise, ADD and Postpartum Depression
Medications for ADD or Depression: Valuable Treatments or The Drugging of America? Brooke Shields, Matt Lauer, Tom Cruise and the war of words
WrightsLaw on ADD/ADHD [offsite link]
Information, resources and support for children with ADD/ADHD and their families, explaining special education law and effective advocacy methods for parents
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