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Learners with...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


General Information
Medications Used for ADHD
Executive Functions
"Attention Deficit Trait" (ADT)

Also see Learning Disabilities because many of these resources have information about both disabilities.
Also see Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD.


GENERAL INFORMATION


ADDitude: Strategies and Support for ADHD & LD http://www.additudemag.com/index.html/

Could your child have...? [different categories] https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/signs-symptoms/could-your-child-have?

LD Online [includes ADD and ADHD]
http://www.ldonline.org/

ABC’s of LD/ADHD
http://www.ldonline.org/abcs_info/articles-info.html

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
http://www.chadd.org/

What is ADHD? [an article on the KidsHealth for Parents web site]
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/adhd.html
See also the two other tabs on the right: Related Articles and Additional Resources

ADHD Podcast for Children: The Dr. C & Elwood Show
http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/home/ADHDpodcast4children.php

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association
http://heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060129/NEWS/601290893

Adolescent Girls With ADHD Are At Increased Risk For Eating Disorders, Study Shows
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080314085032.htm

Mental Health (co-occurrence with learning disabilities)
http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/parents/mental_health/index.asp
“Mental health issues can affect anyone, including people with learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Co-occurrence of mental health and learning disabilities might be present from birth, or be acquired later. They may be temporary or chronic.”

LD/ADD Info
http://www.ldpride.net/ld.addinfo.htm
“This page is specifically geared to provide information to youth and adults with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder.” It includes lots of information as well as checklists of common characteristics and a quiz about what you know about these disabilities.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resource_infoBrief/nichcy_org_pubs_factshe_fs14_pdf.html
A ‘briefing paper’ from the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

You and Your Quirky Kid [ADHD]
http://www.newsweek.com/id/40748

Nine Percent Of US Children Age 8 To 15 Meet Criteria For Having ADHD, Study Suggests
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070903204843.htm

LD-ADD-ADHD
http://www.psychology-directory.com/psychologylinks/ld-add-adhd.html

School Accommodations for ADHD Teens: Writing an IEP That Works
http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/2533.html

When Misbehaving Is Something More: The difference between bad behavior and ADHD
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/804040/the-difference-between-bad-behavior-and-adhd

Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitlem4f37xq499gk?from=Main.AttentionDeficitOOHSHINY
This site gives examples of how the media - movies, books, etc - addresses this topic. Some examples make fun of people with ADHD, so be warned - and please don't be offended.

Survey: 1 In 10 Kids Has ADHD, Awareness Cited
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/11/10/survey-1-in-10-kids-has-adhd-awareness-cited/

Attention Deficit Disorder Verses Auditory Processing Disorder - A Big Difference
By Lucy Barlow
http://ezinearticles.com/?Attention-Deficit-Disorder-Verses-Auditory-Processing-Disorder---A-Big-Difference&id=2545073

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Medical Treatment Options (pdf)
http://www.addreferral.com/ADD_articles/ADD_and_Medication.pdf

Born to Explore! The Other Side of ADD/ADHD
http://borntoexplore.org/index.html

[ADD] The Disorder vs. Temperament Debate
http://borntoexplore.org/debate.htm

Federal Laws Pertaining to ADHD Diagnosed Children
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/schools/feds.html
This site has four areas: Section 504, IDEA, Comparison of the two laws, and links for more information.

(video) Does my child have ADHD? Watch this video about the signs, symptoms, and research.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/media/video/adhd.shtml

A Student’s Guide to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
http://www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu/?page_id=137


MEDICATIONS USED FOR ADHD


The Medicated Child [ETV/PBS Frontline]
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/medicating/
You can watch the video online or purchase the DVD. They also have a parent's guide, discussiona area and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page about this video.

Executive Functions


“Executive functions (also known as cognitive control and supervisory attentional system) … Cognitive control is impaired in both addiction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder “[Wikipedia]
Executive Functions [Wikipedia] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_functions
Executive Functions http://learningworksforkids.com/executive-functions/
What is Executive Function? http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/executive-function
What is Executive Functioning? http://www.ldonline.org/article/29122/
Executive Function & Self-Regulation http://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/

At a Glance: 8 Key Executive Functions https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/executive-functioning-issues/key-executive-functioning-skills-explained

Impulse control, emotional control, flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, task initiation, and organization.

What Is Executive Function? [WebMD] http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/executive-function

Is It Executive Function Disorder (EFD) or ADHD? additudemag.com/adhd/article/7051.html

Executive Functions http://learningworksforkids.com/executive-functions/

"Attention Deficit Trait" (ADT)

Note: Most of this is based on the work of Edward Hallowell

"Unlike ADD, a neurological disorder that has a genetic component and can be aggravated by environmental and physical factors, ADT springs entirely from the environment. Like the traffic jam, ADT is an artifact of modern life." (from
https://hbr.org/2005/01/overloaded-circuits-why-smart-people-underperform)

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform https://hbr.org/2005/01/overloaded-circuits-why-smart-people-underperform

How to be more productive? Multitasking Paradox and Attention Deficit http://www.intelligenthq.com/leadership/how-to-be-more-productive-multitasking-paradox-and-attention-deficit/

Attention Deficit Trait, work-induced ADD http://lifehacker.com/165689/attention-deficit-trait-work-induced-add

How to Spot and Deal With Attention Deficit Trait http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-and-Deal-With-Attention-Deficit-Trait