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ADHD in the News - August 25, 2011

A weekly news digest** from the National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD

  1. Children with ADHD at Risk for Developing Writing Difficulties (Health News, August 24, 2011)

    "It is common knowledge that children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often suffer from learning disabilities. However, a new study has found that ADHD children are also are at a much higher risk of developing written language disorder (WLD)...the results of the study suggest that ADHD kids are at a five times greater risk for having writing problems in comparison to individuals who do not have ADHD..." Full Story

  2. 11 Tips for Succeeding in College When You Have ADHD (Psych Central, August 19, 2011)

    "College is a big transition for any student. But when you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are added challenges to consider. These obstacles concern everything from studying to managing your time to spending impulsively to planning your future post-college. But by being aware of these potential problems and being proactive, students with ADHD can accomplish great things in school. Here's how, according to Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, a national certified counselor and licensed mental health counselor..." Full Story

  3. It's checkup season for college kids (C-Health, Aug. 22, 2011)

    "These days, I'm seeing a lot of adolescent patients as they get ready for their first year at college or university. I've realized for a long time how important this visit is, as there are so many topics that should be covered before a child leaves for school. Make sure you book your soon-to-be freshman for a checkup before departure. This is an especially important visit if your child has ADHD..." Full Story

  4. Dig Coaching Practice Presents "Managing ADHD in the Classroom: A Teacher's Insights" on Attention Talk Radio with Host Jeff Copper and Guest Bob Novotni (PR.com, August 24, 2011)

    "Host Jeff Copper and Bob Novotni discuss how to manage students with ADHD in a classroom setting. As a math teacher for 35 years, Bob Novotni stood out in his ability to manage ADHD and other learning disabilities in the classroom. Jeff and Bob discuss Bob's strategy, tips, experience, and their collective insights to help educators and parents understand the challenges and ways ADDers can coexist in the classroom with a positive learning environment...The program is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at 8 pm ET, on Attention Talk Radio..." Full Story

  5. E-Learning Expands for Special-Needs Students (Education Week, August 24, 2011)

    "When Seph Koutsioukis was in a classroom at an elementary school in Simpsonville, S.C., he floundered. For Seph, who has autism, on-the-spot questions from teachers were a source of embarrassment. He was easily distracted by the sights and sounds in the colorful, occasionally loud room. But for two years, 10-year-old Seph has taken online classes through the South Carolina Connections Academy, a charter school based in Columbia, S.C. He watches lessons on his home computer and talks with his teachers by phone and email. His mother, Kelly Koutsioukis, says Seph's self-esteem and demeanor are so improved because of his new school arrangement that people ask if he still has autism..." Full Story

  6. A Stand-Up Idea To Shake Things Up In The Classroom (Hartford Courant, August 22, 2011)

    "Across the nation, schools are experimenting with a new concept: the stand-up desk. Kids are opening their books and learning their geography, algebra and social studies as they lean against these cool, adjustable stands. And fidgeting is encouraged! Because we all learn in different ways, educators are making a real effort to think outside of the box..." Full Story

  7. Neurofeedback Aids Treatment of ADD and ADHD (My Fox Atlanta, August 22, 2011)

    "For children and adults living with attention deficit disorders, staying focused is a constant challenge...One teen has found a way to "retrain" her brain without medication. It may look like Jenna Terribile is just playing a video game, but what the 17-year-old is really doing is training her brain through a therapy called neurofeedback. "Neurofeedback is a way of training the brain to perform optimally," said Dr. Sanford Silverman..." Full Story

  8. Experts examine why children become hurtful (The Daily Local (Chester County, PA), August 22, 2011)

    "The presence of bullies in American life is not small and the actions of bullies can have long-term effects on victims. From home life to genetics, there are many factors that could lead a child to becoming a bully. About 13 percent of adolescents in America today are bullies, according to estimates by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, another 6 percent of youths have been both a bully and a victim..." Full Story

**Disclaimer: Neither CHADD, the National Resource Center on ADHD, nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorses, supports, represents or guarantees the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any included articles nor endorses any opinions expressed in any articles included in ADHD in the News. CHADD and the National Resource Center on ADHD merely provide access to such content as a service to you.

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