ADHD

ADHD Awareness Week, 2011

The week of October 16th through October 22nd marks the celebration of ADHD Awareness Week.  The goal of raising awareness is to help as many people affected by ADD/ADHD as possible.  We want to...

And the Truth is Somewhere in Between…ADHD and Special Education

Children's Medical Conditions and Special Education written by Michele Hancock addressed whether children with ADHD and other medical conditions qualify for special education. Dennise Goldberg published, Students with ADHD can be Eligible for an...
sensory friendly environment

Dear Teacher: What Families of Kids with Special “Isms” Wish We Could Tell You

I have the utmost respect for anyone who undertakes the noble profession of educating children. Teaching can get infinitely more complicated when your class includes children with Isms, such as attention regulation difficulties, sensory...

Learn to Manage the Diagnosis

When someone in your house is diagnosed with ADHD or any other special need, there are suddenly many things that make sense.  There can also suddenly be a feeling of overwhelm and helplessness over...

Dealing Successfully With Challenges of ADHD

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that in a classroom of 25 to 30 schoolchildren, at least one is likely to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents and teachers are required...
ADHD Diagnosis

Thinking it Might be ADHD? Five Considerations

So, you have seen them; the list of signs and symptoms.  Maybe you had a teacher mention that it might be worth looking into.  You have dealt with the frustration yourself, and helplessly watched...

Rise in ADHD? Or Simply Immaturity?

In the last decade, the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has risen 66%! A new study reveals statistics in the current issue of the journal, Academic Pediatrics. Northwestern Medicine spearheaded the study and...

Safe Natural Treatment of ADD and ADHD

If you are the parent of a child with ADD or ADHD or if you have one of these conditions yourself, I’d encourage you to look at Dana Ullman’s review of homeopathic treatments for...

ADHD and Back-to-School Anxiety

Here it is, the new school year.  For many, it’s the time when our children’s carefree smiles disappear and their walk looses some of its lightness.  Stress, overwhelm, anxiety creep back into our children’s...

Special-Ism’s Q & A: Behavior Changes in Child with Autism and ADHD

One of our readers writes in, "I am looking for a parent class or group to learn about behavior change. My son is 6 with autism and ADHD. His behavior is getting more erratic and...