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Here are the top ten articles for the Attention Deficit Disorder Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. ADD Medication Improves Parenting Skills
Parenting kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can be a tough job, especially if the parent also has ADD. A new study from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center states that "Parenting skills improve in ADHD parents with medication." They studied the effects of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse).
2. Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnostic Tools
Some people believe that Attention Deficit Disorder is a fictitious disorder, since diagnosis is based on several somewhat subjective tests. What is being done by researchers to develop more objective, scientifically based, testing for the diagnosis of ADD?
3. Building a Stable Household with ADD
What areas in your life are blessings? Which need work? For many people with Attention Deficit Disorder areas that need work are the household, relationships, and the workplace. When these areas are in balance, then so many more activities can be accomplished in all parts of your life.
4. Insomnia with ADD
People with Attention Deficit Disorder may have a lot of problems getting to sleep. Find out about insomnia and what can be done about it.
5. Swimming Safety and ADD
Impulsivity and executive function are hallmarks of Attention Deficit Disorder. What does that mean, and how can it impact swimming safety? What does an expert on swimming safety have to say about drowning? Why should parents know the signs of drowning? How can drowning be prevented?
6. Planning Safe Vacation Fun with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder are blessed with huge doses of creativity and a flair for out-of-the-box problem solving. Add these traits with boundless energy and impulsivity and you have a recipe for an interesting vacation…or a disaster waiting to happen. What's the difference? Planning!
7. ADD and Memorizing Multiplication Facts
Help your student make the switch from having a mind that is on a walkabout when multiplication facts are mentioned to having focused attention. Improve your student’s ability to do multi-step, higher level math. Research says to use incentives to help your student switch on his attention circuit.
8. House Cleaning and ADD
What does your home look like? Hopefully, not like mine! With winter coming on, more time is being spent in the house, I need to make the dust bunnies run for cover. Really, I need to make a house cleaning plan and work my plan for having a gracious home for the winter holidays. Take the first step!
9. Impulsive Behaviors and Danger for Kids with ADD
Kids with ADD are impulsive, creative, energetic, and will persist in trying to solve puzzles that they are interested in. This can be a good thing, unless they are putting themselves in danger. Limit the dangerous situations that your child can find himself in.
10. 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.
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