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    Online resources for child ADHD
    May 1, 2008

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in children. For over a hundred years medical literature has been filled with case studies of impulsive boys unable to focus on the task at hand. Research showed many of these boys (and girls) weren't necessarily less bright than other children. They needed to be able to find ways to concentrate. New medications were one way; new study methods were another. No one knows what the causes of ADHD areó in fact, one theory says ADHD isn't a condition at all, just a personality aspect. These links give parents more information on ADHD, and how to help children with ADHD do their best in school and life.

    ADD Warehouse
    An e-commerce store with a large selection of medical and lay texts about ADHD.

    ADHD
    Information from the National Institute on Mental Health, one of the National Institutes of Health. Also printable as a PDF.

    ADHD Foundation of Canada
    Canada's largest organization devoted to understanding ADHD.

    Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    The non-profit ADDA was started in 1989 to aid adults with ADHD.

    CDC's ADHDhome
    From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    A non-profit, founded in 1997, to help the families of those with ADHD. It currently has over 16,000 members in 200 locations.

    Children Who Can't Pay Attention
    From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    Cincinnati Children's Hospital's ADHD Collaborative
    Trains health care providers about diagnosing and treating ADHD based on AAP guidelines.

    Diagnosis ADHD in Elementary School Students
    An information page from the Children's Hospital of Denver.

    Fidgity Philip
    A children's story from 1845 by German physician Heinrich Hoffman, who is credited with "discovering" attention-deficit disorder.

    Genome.gov's ADHD research
    From the National Human Genome Research Project.

    Guides to ADHD medications
    From the Food and Drug Administration.

    Learning Disabilities Association of America
    Since 1964, a non-profit devoted to help children with learning disabilities, their teachers, and parents.

    National Center for Learning Disabilities
    Started in 1977 by baseball commissioner Pete Rozelle.

    NICHCY's ADHD page
    From the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.

    NINDS's ADHD page
    From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    Teen Health's ADHD page
    Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation.

    Safety of Pills for treating ADHD
    One of many pages for parents and pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Strategies for Parents: Building Partnerships with Teachers
    From the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Management of ADHD.

    Stuttering and ADHD
    From the Stuttering Foundation.

    What We Know About ADHD
    HTML and PDF resource sheets, sponsored by CHADD.

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    As our children return to school, I just found this great, free, downloadable resource: Classroom Accommodations for School Children with ADHD

    The editors of ADDitude magazine offer school help to children with ADHD through this list of simple, effective classroom accommodations including...
    • Seating the student near a good role model
    • Increasing the immediacy of rewards and consequences
    • Allowing the student to keep a set of books at home
    • Providing short breaks between assignments
    You do have to sign up to receive e-mail updates (an e-newsletter) on ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia in order to download the file. Or you could just browse through their magazine, including articles like this:

    ADHD Classroom Accommodations: Guide to Getting Special Accommodations, Services for ADD Children
    Eight steps for meeting your child's educational needs with ADHD accommodations at school.

    Please note ADDitutude magazine is a US-based organization, so some of the steps they list in this article may not apply to your area.
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    ADDitude Magazine has just released a new e-book resource:

    ADHD at School
    Everything you need to know about fixing classroom problems for children with ADHD or learning disabilities.

    Please note ADDitutude magazine is a US-based organization, so some of the steps they list in this article may not apply to your area. The TSFC is working on new resources for Canadian families dealing with a child in the school system. More details to come ...
    Last edited by Tina; February 8, 2012 at 11:23 AM.
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