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ADHD: Misunderstood, Misinterpreted and Misdiagnosed

ADHD or ADD in Children

Does your child have ADHD? Learn what it looks like and how to get help. Many parents might not be able to tell if their child has ADHD. We should not misdiagnose children who act out to children who struggle with ADHD.

ADHD in Children

Learn about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

The ADHD Test for Children: A Symptom Checklist for Kids

Is your kid easily distracted? A blur of energy? Incessantly talking? It could be ADHD. Use this self-test to find out if his symptoms match up with attention deficit. ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information for adults and children from experts in attention deficit and learning disabilities like dyslexia. How to manage ADD medications, set up school accommodations for your child, help your marriage to an ADD/ADHD adult parent children with discipline problems, use alternative treatments, succeed at work, and manage time and money.

ADHD Child vs. Non-ADHD Child Interview

Two children were interviewed and asked the same questions. Both children are six years old, in the first grade, and have the same family structure, but thei...

ADHD: The Facts

What is ADHD? What's the difference between ADD and ADHD? Who gets ADHD? Is ADHD real? On here we can learn quick facts about what it is and the difference between ADD and ADHD.

Teaching Students with ADHD

Dealing with ADHD in the classroom? Here are quick tips on how to come about with children with ADHD. Just like the student the teacher also struggle by helping he/she become engaged.

ADHD Students Learn Differently. Try These ADD Classroom Strategies

The classroom is a stressful place for an ADHD student. These effective strategies are some of the best ADD Classroom strategies we have found for teachers. There are many strategies here that will help the teacher with ADHD and other learning disabilities.

How to Implement the Strategy: Three Components of Successful Programs for Children With ADHD

The second of two publications that addresses issues related to the instruction of children with ADHD. The first is Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home and this, the second, is Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices. This is really helpful for teachers in their classroom that deal with children with learning disabilities.

ADHD and School

Practical tips for helping a child with ADHD thrive in school and enjoy learning. It is very challenging for students to concentrate in class and at home. Most importantly, teachers and parents have to communicate with each other to help the student succeed.

“Teacher, I Need Your Help”

Many times as adults we think that the student is just being lazy, but this is a real learning disorder that children struggle with in and out of the classroom. In this article you will understand the student's perspective and how they feel.

How ADHD Impacts the Daily Life of a Child

The three major symptoms of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. In this article you will find how ADHD impacts children's daily life.

Misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: ‘Normal behaviour’ and relative maturity

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders in children, yet it remains poorly understood. Substantial controversy exists regarding correct diagnosis of ADHD, and areas of subjectivity in diagnosis have been identified. Concerns for appropriate diagnosis are critical in terms of children’s educational outcomes, as well as health concerns associated with the use and potential overuse of stimulant medications. There exists a relative-age effect in which children who are relatively younger than their peers and born closest to the school start age cut-off are more frequently diagnosed and treated for ADHD. Additionally, substantial variation exists in ADHD diagnosis between boys and girls, with boys often presenting with more stereotypical symptoms. Both the relative-age effect and variation in sex diagnosis, as well as the challenges of early preschool diagnosis, emphasize the importance of considering relative maturity in ADHD diagnosis of children. Implications and knowledge translation strategies for practitioners, parents and the education system are presented.

Nearly 1 million children potentially misdiagnosed with ADHD

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest - and most immature - in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist.

children's disabilities information

Recommendations for teaching children with ADD or ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity. This will guide teachers on how to teach students.

ADHD in the Classroom | Teaching Students with ADHD | Child Mind Institute

Learn what is ADHD in the classroom and what's not. Child Mind Institute explains that some of the symptoms of ADHD in children may be signs of other mental health problems.

The ABC's of ADD and ADHD

ADD and ADHD are neurobiological disorders which affects approximately five to twelve percent of all children. Most recently, the CDC has reported a prevalence rate of 10% which reflects an increase over the past few years. Researchers believe that neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the brain, do not work properly causing symptoms of ADD or ADHD. Inattention and impulsivity, the two major characteristics of attention deficits, can make complying with parental requests and succeeding in school more difficult for these children. Symptoms of ADD and ADHD vary from mild to severe. Approximately 25 percent of adults no longer experience major problems with symptoms of the condition. Some children with attention deficits do extremely well in school. However, for many others, underachievement in school is a hallmark characteristic of the condition.

What does ADHD really feel like? - Today's Parent

Three twenty-somethings who grew up with ADHD take you beyond the surface. Here we have their intake on what it feels like to be ADHD.

New Teacher Survival Guide: ADHD in the Classroom

If you have students with ADHD, this video is for you. Gain some teaching strategies to teach students with ADHD. Keeping them focused and engaged goes along way to maximizing what teachers can get out of students during their time together.

CHADD'S Teacher to Teacher

CHADD's Teacher to Teacher training program provides classroom interventions for students with ADHD and continuing education credits for teachers.

ADHD sucks, but not really | Salif Mahamane | TEDxUSU

In current society, people with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tend to struggle if not suffer. Despite this, rather than a disorder, ADHD sh...




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Mistaken for ADHD | Psych Central

After reading this book I believe the title says it all: “Mistaken for ADHD.” The author, Dr. Frank Barnhill, attempts to help parents, teachers, social workers

How Does Behavior Therapy Work?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe behavior therapy before medicine for preschoolers with ADHD. Here is a great primer. ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information for adults and children from experts in attention deficit and learning disabilities like dyslexia. How to manage ADD medications, set up school accommodations for your child, help your marriage to an ADD/ADHD adult parent children with discipline problems, use alternative treatments, succeed at work, and manage time and money.

ADHD and Gender Differences

So, what is the difference in diagnosis of ADHD and gender differences? The answer varies, depending on the source of the data and how it was collected.

Do Boys and Girls Show the Same ADHD Symptoms?

Find out if boys and girls show the same ADHD symptoms. An expert explains how ADHD can look different in boys and girls.