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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Attention Deficit Disorder Site! These are the top ten articles that your Attention Deficit Disorder Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. College Academic Success with ADD
People with ADD/ADHD have difficulty with executive functioning, which impacts implementation and monitoring of their academic plans. Since these skills don't come naturally to us, we need to explicitly plan our road to academic success in college. Here are some pointers on how to do that.
2. College First Semester Pain and ADD
While college freshmen with Attention Deficit Disorder start their first year full of energy and hope, by mid-semester they are often bogged down in the abyss of academic struggles. Are they there to stay? Can they dig out? What can be done to salvage the academic semester?
3. College Life with ADD
Build college success! When students with ADD go to college, many of them have difficulty that is related to their Attention Deficit Disorder. This category on the ADD site will explore the many facets of succeeding in college with Attention Deficit Disorder.
4. College Freshman Problems and ADD
As students with Attention Deficit Disorder go off to college for the first time, there is a huge transition from high school work to college studies. Also, they lose their support system that often cues them to do those tasks that are essential. How can a student take charge of his college life?
5. College Organizational and Learning Tools for ADD
In college, folks with Attention Deficit Disorder learn how to organize large amounts of class material. You can be highly successful in college. Hard work & the tools that the college provides, like the syllabi & online learning platform, along with your academic calendar, brings you success.
6. 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.
7. Medication Myths and ADD
A lot has changed since Attention Deficit Disorder was considered a moral failing and lack of effort. Research has shown that it is a biological disorder, and that medication and other therapies can improve the negative symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Information about ADD medication is still full of myths.
8. Long-Acting Stimulant Meds for ADD
This week the news brought word of two new long-acting, stimulant medications approved by The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Attention Deficit Disorder. One, Contempla, is aimed at children aged 6-17 years old. The other, Mydayis, was approved for ages 13-years old to adults.
9. 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.
10. Getting Ready for the Day with ADD
What is your early morning routine like with your school-age children with Attention Deficit Disorder? Many times what happens in the early morning before school sets the stage for the child's day. The parent is usually impacted, too. Why are mornings often so awful, and how can they be improved?
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