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Occurrence of ADHD in Adulthood

Podcast Transcript Occurrence of ADHD in Adulthood Podcast date: Learning Objectives: What is ADHD? How common is ADHD in adulthood? How do ADHD symptoms impair adult functioning? How is adult ADHD diagnosed? Other conditions that mimic adult ADHD   Announcer:  You are listening to Pocket MD, training on ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Eugene…

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Choosing the Best Medication for Adult ADHD

Some simple questions have very complex answers. I am often asked, “What is the very best medicine for ADHD?” The right answer might be “The one that works,” but that is a bit glib. The best answer I’ve found is a redirection: “I don’t know which regimen is best for you, but I know how…

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Balancing Virtual and Classroom Learning

How to Keep Kids with ADHD On Track There’s no doubt that the fall of 2020 will be like no other. As parents, we hoped our kids would be sitting at their desks on that first day of school, but the reality is very different. If you’re sad, anxious, disappointed, angry, or feeling any other…

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Online Learning for Children with ADHD

Podcast Transcript Online Learning for Children with ADHD Listen on PodBean Podcast date: September 10, 2020 Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have transitioned to remote learning or hybrid learning. For learners with ADHD, there are many changes that can make it difficult to succeed at home. Parents and teachers are…

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Fearless Advocacy: Pro Tips for School Team Meetings

ADHD NEWSSTAND FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS Fearless Advocacy: Pro Tips for School Team Meetings by Rebecca Resnik, PsyD Fearless Advocacy Rebecca Resnik  Attention Magazine August 2020  Download PDF Pro Tips for School Team Meetings   FOR MOST PARENTS, school team meetings provoke dread, anxiety, and frustration—especially when you’re still new at this. Some of us charge…

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Replace Suspensions with Reset Rooms

A restorative practice innovation Have you spent more time in the principal’s office as a parent of a child with ADHD than you ever did as a student? ADHD is difficult to manage in school, for students and teachers. Parents dread discipline calls from school—the ones where the school notifies you that your child is…

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Podcast Sponsorship

Podcast Sponsorship CHADD’s podcasts—ADHD 365 and All Things ADHD—address a variety of topics for anyone dealing with ADHD. Listen for interventions, strategies, and tips for parents, teens, adults, educators, and professionals. Did you know that health ranks in the top five most popular podcast genres?  With over 162,000 plays to date, CHADD’s podcast audience is…

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Professional Advisory Board

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD Craig Bruce Hackett Surman, MD, Co-chair Dr. Surman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research strives to improve the assessment…

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Workplace Issues

The symptoms of ADHD can create challenges for the adult in the workplace, just as they do for children in school. Some adults with ADHD have very successful careers. Others may struggle with a variety of challenges, including poor communication skills, distractibility, procrastination and difficulty managing complex projects. Seeking assistance from a career counselor, psychologist,…

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ADHD? Learning Disability? It May Be Both

Join the discussion. Getting appropriate and effective treatment for a condition depends on getting an accurate diagnosis. But if two or more conditions such as ADHD and learning disorders exhibit similar symptoms, or when those conditions co-occur, accurate or differential diagnosis can be challenging. What is the relationship between learning disorders and ADHD, and what…

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Glossary of Terms

Accommodations: Changes made to the learning environment curriculum in order to better serve children with special needs or learning differences. Accommodations can include but are not limited to test presentation, extended time, different testing locations and variation in the way material is presented and/or taught to students. ADD: This refers to “Attention Deficit Disorder,” an older term…

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Coexisting Conditions

More than two-thirds of individuals with ADHD have at least one other coexisting condition. The symptoms of ADHD—constant motion and fidgetiness, interrupting and blurting out, difficulty sitting still and need for constant reminders, etc.—may overshadow these other disorders. But just as untreated ADHD can present challenges in everyday life, other disorders can also cause unnecessary…

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