ADHD and Diet

Study: Poor Diet Does Not Elevate ADHD Risk in Children Children with ADHD, particularly those with severe symptoms, are more likely to eat a diet high in sugar and low in nutrients. However, eating a low-quality diet does not increase a child’s risk of developing symptoms of ADHD, according to a new study of 3,680 Dutch children. April 30, 2019 …

Teachers and ADHD

Be That Teacher Who Breaks Through Students with ADHD learn differently. This presents a challenge and an opportunity — for more visual, collaborative, interactive, positive lesson plans. Not to mention a life-changing relationship with the students who struggle at school   Teachers: Have you ever had a lesson plan that didn’t work the way you wanted it to? Maybe it’s …

ADHD in Adults

ADHD in Adults: Your Guide to Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Adult ADHD causes problems with memory, focus, organization, and time management in nearly 5 percent of American adults. Though ADHD symptoms begin in childhood, many patients remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed until adulthood, particularly when they present inattentive rather than hyperactive symptoms. Here, learn how a qualified ADHD specialist can assess …

Daily Schedule for Kids with ADHD

The Importance of a Daily Schedule for Kids with ADHD: Sample Routines and More Children with ADHD need routine. Reliable schedules for mornings, after school, and bedtime make a tremendous difference in setting expectations, building good habits, and improving ADD-related behavior. Use these recommended templates to wrangle your family’s time. Share Article Menu SAVE Reviewed by ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review …

On-Demand Parenting Webinars

On-Demand Parenting Webinars If your child has ADHD, you know that standard parenting strategies don’t always work. Listen to these expert webinars to learn ADD-tested discipline tips, positive parenting techniques, how to manage treatment, school and learning resources, and more. Click here for our full list of free webinars. Live Webinar on August 6: Helping Children with ADHD Overcome Failure, …

Learning Disabilities

Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities Educators, parents, and others have struggled for decades to find the best ways to teach and support students with disabilities. These students can achieve at high levels if they receive specialized instruction, supports that build on their strengths and mitigate their challenges, and an environment that is engaging and sparks their desire to learn. Personalized …

Discipline

The Secret to No-Shout, No-Tears Discipline Spanking and yelling don’t help kids with ADHD learn better behavior — in fact, harsh punishment can lead them to act out more in the future. Try these calm, collected ways to deal with discipline instead. BY ZOË KESSLER Share Article MenuSAVE When a parent reaches the end of her rope with an unruly …

Depression associated ADHD

Depression: Parents’ Medication Guide Depression Parents’ Medication Guide Work Group CHAIR: Graham J. Emslie, MD MEMBERS: Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, Representative from National Alliance on Mental Illness Meredith Chapman, MD Mina K. Dulcan, MD Cathryn A. Galanter, MD Jessica M. Jones, MA, LPA Beth Kennard, PsyD Jerry Pavlon-Blum, Representative from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Theodore A. Petti, MD, MPH …

Individualizing Education Programs

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) What’s an IEP? Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge to families. Understanding how to access these services can help parents be effective advocates for their kids. The passage of the updated version of the Individuals with Disabilities Education …

aDHD Special Needs Factsheet

ADHD Special Needs Factsheet What Teachers Should Know ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) causes students to be more inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive than is normal for their age. ADHD can affect a student’s behavior, learning, emotions, and relationships. Some students with ADHD have received misguided scolding for not listening, not paying attention, or not trying. This can put them at …

ADHD and school

ADHD and School How Can ADHD Affect Kids at School? ADHD can affect a student’s ability to focus, pay attention, listen, or put effort into schoolwork. ADHD also can make a student fidgety, restless, talk too much, or disrupt the class. Kids with ADHD might also have learning disabilities that cause them to have problems in school. Most kids with …

Effective treatment for ADHD is available

Effective treatment for ADHD is available SPONSORED: Speak to your doctor about ADHD treatment for your child. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood, affecting around one in every 10 to 25 children of school going age. Although at times all children drift off into their imagination and test their boundaries with unruly behaviour, …

ADHD Prevention

Preventing ADHD There are certain steps you can follow to lower your child’s risk for ADHD. Follow a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy to lower your child’s risk for ADHD. ~ Unsplash.com You can lower your child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by taking certain steps while trying to conceive and during pregnancy: Don’t smoke. Avoid alcohol. Don’t use recreational …

Inappropriate use ADHD drugs does not improve grades

Illicit use of ADHD meds won’t boost grades Turning to ADHD medication during exams won’t improve brain function; if anything it may cause harm to your brain. 0   Scientists discovered that ADHD medication does not improve brain function in healthy students.  ~  Many college students turn to ADHDmedications during exam week, treating the prescription stimulants as “smart drugs” that …

ADHD and your Genes

18 FEBRUARY 2019 Newly-mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD Researchers analysed data from more than 55 000 individuals and identified 12 gene regions linked with ADHD. — a discovery which might help scientists develop new treatments for the condition. 0 iStock Millions of American kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, …

Safety of Ritalin and the Heart

Animal study suggests Ritalin won’t harm the heart Following concerns around children’s heart health when taking ADHD drugs, such as Ritalin, a recent animal study suggests that there is likely no risk of heart damage. 0 Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys …