Saturday, June 18, 2011

Helping Your Child or Teen with AD/HD

In 2005, mental health experts determined that approximately 3.5 million school-aged children in the U.S. had been diagnosed with some form of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD, now often represented by “AD/HD”). It is estimated that this number has grown exponentially each year since that determination was made.

All too often, the first thing considered when trying to manage attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (AD/HD) is the “M” word---medication. Yes, sometimes medications are indicated for a particular child or adult. However, in many cases, it is often a good idea to first try non-invasive and/or more natural approaches to help manage the symptoms of AD/HD.

There are quite a few websites available to help with information and resources for various approaches. I have assembled here a few of these resources (almost all FREE) that might offer some assistance in dealing with everyday tasks, school, home life, relationships and other things. I hope you find them helpful for your child, teen, or you. Summer Activities for ADHD Kids, Preteens Combine FUN and structure to give AD/HD children the best summer ever! Important information about WHY your child may be struggling with reading Let these apps, available for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, and the iPad, make short work of your, or your child's, to-do list. FREE strategies and tips to help with attention issues at school or when doing homework at home. Also, check out the “background color changer” feature on this website. Eliminating the white background on a page of text can help a struggling reader with AD/HD. FREE printable resources for ADHD/ADD; Downloadable (Adobe PDF) handouts about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) symptoms, medication, treatment, school, help, info, parenting, teen driving, and organization resources and advice for adults and parents of children AD/HD, etc. National organization with information and support for children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) (Sponsored by Shire US, Inc.) ADHD Support, Help for AD/HD ADD Consults, This is the place to find ADHD Professionals, Resources, Consulting Services, and Products National Institute of Mental Health, ADHD Help for Families of Children with AD/HD -Samuel R. Caron, Ph.D.

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