What is ADHD / ADD ?

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years.  It is hard for these children to control their behavior and/or pay attention.  It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD, or approximately 2 million children in the United States.  This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, it is likely that at least one will have ADHD.  

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Getting and staying organized is a core challenge for people with ADHD, who may struggle to find energy for tasks that don’t particularly interest them. Shifting from internal to external motivation can help; here’s how to do it.

It’s summer and your child clearly needs a break from school — but not a break from learning. Studies show that children who don’t exercise their brains during summer break can lose up to two months’ worth of valuable, hard-won learning. Here’s how to prevent the “summer slide.”

A randomized, controlled study found that a computerized tool called QbTest may make it easier for clinicians to accurately diagnose or rule out ADHD in fewer office visits.

Teens with ADHD are largely motivated by short-term rewards like a good grade, a night out with friends, or a paycheck. The reward at the end of the college-application process, however, is very far away — and far from concrete — for many high school juniors with ADHD. Here, our Dear Teen Parenting Coach explains how to steer your teen in the right direction without taking over the wheel.

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Getting and staying organized is a core challenge for people with ADHD, who may struggle to find energy for tasks that don’t particularly interest them. Shifting from internal to external motivation can help; here’s how to do it.

It’s summer and your child clearly needs a break from school — but not a break from learning. Studies show that children who don’t exercise their brains during summer break can lose up to two months’ worth of valuable, hard-won learning. Here’s how to prevent the “summer slide.”

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Getting and staying organized is a core challenge for people with ADHD, who may struggle to find energy for tasks that don’t particularly interest them. Shifting from internal to external motivation can help; here’s how to do it.

It’s summer and your child clearly needs a break from school — but not a break from learning. Studies show that children who don’t exercise their brains during summer break can lose up to two months’ worth of valuable, hard-won learning. Here’s how to prevent the “summer slide.”