Be An Advocate
ADD and the IEP
Students with ADD may need an IEP to insure an appropriate education. Parents are a child's best advocate. They should be recognized as full partners in the IEP team process.
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.
Attention Deficit Disorder and a New School Year
Wouldn't it be fantastic for kids with Attention Deficit Disorder to have the greatest school year ever? Knowledge brings power, and the books in this article can help parents be powerful advocates for their children who have ADD/ADHD.
Consider Homeschooling with ADD
Some children with Attention Deficit Disorder truly suffer when they are in school. They feel like they cannot do anything well. These children feel hopeless and desperate. If you are considering homeschooling to help your child with Attention Deficit Disorder, what factors do you need to explore?
Creative Benefits of ADD in MRI Testing
Folks with Attention Deficit Disorder struggle with executive function issues, but we are creative problem solvers. Recently, my problem solving skills were put to the test, along with the meditation techniques that I have practiced to help improve the symptoms of my Attention Deficit Disorder.
Effective Parenting Helps Kids with ADD
If you have a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, things can get tense at home, especially if the parents or siblings have ADD. Friends, family members, school staff, and folks on the street tell you how to "deal with" your child. Educate yourself to learn what works to help kids who have ADD.
Finding Hope for Kids with ADD
When you find out that your child has Attention Deficit Disorder, for many people there will be a grieving stage. Then, find the hope. Look at the troublesome traits of ADD and figure out ways to use them in a positive manner. There is hope for kids who are growing into adulthood with ADD.
Finding the Positive Traits of ADD
Too often, children with Attention Deficit Disorder find out the many things that are "wrong" with them when they go to school. Kids with ADD tend not to conform. In a classroom, educators may feel that this is a problem. In the real world, creative and innovative people promote world progress.
FREE DOWNLOAD of Building School Success with ADD
Are you looking forward to the new school year with anticipation or dread? Building School Success with ADD can help to make this a great school year! Filled with helpful hints, it is now available as a FREE DOWNLOAD as my gift to readers.
Girls with ADD and Self-Harming Behaviors
During ten years of research at the U.C. Berkeley, girls with and without ADD were studied. What do you think that they found about girls with the combined type of ADD who were going into young adulthood? This article can give you details and provide resources for more information.
Girls with Attention Deficit Disorder
Do you know a girl who consistently under-achieves? Who is anxious? Does this girl's teachers tell her that she could and should do better. if she would just try? Maybe this girl has Attention Deficit Disorder. The negative symptoms of ADD often look a lot different when you compare girls and boys.
Help Educators Understand Facts About ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can face an uphill battle at school. What can a parent do to help their child? You can help educators understand the needs of your child with ADD/ADHD. It is important to be proactive, rather than just reactive. How can a parent manage this? Here are some tips.
Misjudging the Child with ADD
More than one parent has lamented about how their child was misjudged before the child received a diagnosis of ADD. The diagnosis brings the knowledge that these are not voluntary behaviors, but the brain based difficulties with the child's executive function. Sometimes the truth sets you free.
Parenting Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
Parenting is one of those jobs that have a long, steep learning curve. You need to balance what children want with what they need. Children with Attention Deficit Disorder have all of the same needs as other children. However, children with ADD/ADHD also need strong parental advocates.
People First Language and ADD
Have you ever heard a child described as “an ADD child?” This language is everywhere! When you are speaking of a person, coupled with a disability or condition, it is better to put the person first. The condition or disability is mentioned second. This is what “people first” language is about.
Starting a New Year with ADD
There's something alluring about a new year. It stretches before us, shiny and fresh, filled with possibilities. With Attention Deficit Disorder, you must do some planning and take the time to put strategies in place, or the New Year will give you the same types of experiences that the old one did.
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