Top 10 tips for helping students with adhd succeed in school

by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. – For teachers, there is no easy solution for the management of ADHD in the classroom. After all is said and done, the effectiveness of any treatment for ADHD at school depends upon the knowledge and the persistence of the school and the individual teacher. It’s often helpful for parents […]

I’ve learned so much from my daughter with ADHD

by Lisa Aro – Of my six children, Mary, my youngest daughter, has taught me the most. She taught me that dull preschool scissors could indeed cut a perfect square out of metal mini-blinds and fingernail polish remover can get royal blue fabric paint out of cream colored carpet. She taught me that brilliance, creativity, […]

Physical activity in school improves academic performance for students with ADHD

by Michigan State University – A new study shows that offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help reduce the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. Signs can include inattentiveness, moodiness, and difficulty getting along with others. “Early studies suggest that physical activity can have a positive effect on […]

Mind with ADHD may be “immature” in terms of brain wiring

by Lindsey Bever – Many children and teenagers with ADHD may find it difficult to turn in homework — they get too distracted to complete it, they lose the pens and pencils needed to do it. Their daydreams constantly interrupt their thoughts. They re-read the same sentences several times because they can’t seem to stay […]

Medications alone is not a successful ADHD treatment

by Maureen Salamon – Combining two medications with parent training appears to improve anger, irritability and violent tendencies in children whose attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is coupled with severe aggression, a new study suggests. “Augmented” therapy that consists of stimulant and antipsychotic drugs, along with parent training in behavioral management techniques, was rated more effective by […]

Things to consider in seeking special education supports

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by Jade Benny – If one has the ability to choose the circumstances for their kids, no doubt parents would tell you how much they would love their children to grow up doing great in school, having the best time of their life with their teachers and classmates, and be healthy at all times. But […]

Supporting our daughters with ADHD

by Holly Robinson Peete – Over the years, countless parents, especially mothers, have reached out to me with questions regarding my son’s autism. Through these conversations, I’ve started to speak up about my daughter Ryan’s Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Through my involvement in the keep momming campaign, I’ve also started to receive questions about […]

Moderate benefit from medication for ADHD aggressive behavior, study finds

by Megan Brooks – Children with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and severe aggression may benefit from having an antipsychotic added to a psychostimulant medication as well as behavioral parent training, new research suggests. New data from the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study confirms that such combination therapy is efficacious. “A large percentage of children […]

Different brain connections present in autism versus ADHD

by Jessica Wright – Autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have much in common: Children with either disorder are often inattentive or hyperactive, and many are diagnosed with both disorders. The two disorders also share at least some genetic risk factors. A new study published 13 August in Human Brain Mapping suggests that in […]

Physical activity benefits kids with ADHD

by Dave Whamond – Researchers seeking alternatives to the use of drugs to treat ADHD in children are taking a closer look at exercise as a prescription. A recent study found regular, half-hour sessions of aerobic activity before school helped young children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more attentive and less moody. […]