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Attention Magazine December 2009

Eight Best Teaching Practices

Jacqueline S. Iseman

Excellent teachers learn and use strategies that help students with ADHD become successful learners.

Daily Living Challenges: How a Coach Can Help Adults with ADHD

Nancy A. Ratey EdM, MCC, SCAC

Developing and keeping to daily structures is often one of the hardest things for adults affected by ADHD.

Rocking Cleveland: Highlights from CHADD’s 21st Annual Conference on ADHD

Phillip Anderton

Several contributors report on sessions attended at CHADD’s 21st Annual Conference on ADHD.

Practical Tips on Money Management and Financial Planning in a Troubled Economy

Ana Romero

In response to our recent survey, readers requested ADHD-friendly information to help them navigate the current economy.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Mark Katz, PhD

Changing bystander behavior is key, according to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

Interest Deficit

Bryan Goodman

A study recently released in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed a significant deficit in the function of the dopamine reward pathways in individuals who have ADHD. Experts say that the research points to an “interest deficit” for people who have ADHD. To learn more about what this means for those who live with the disorder, Bryan Goodman, MA, talked with James Swanson, PhD, one of the study’s key authors. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by a team at Brookhaven National Laboratory in collaboration with investigators from Mt. Sinai Hospital, Duke University, and the University of California, Irvine.

Prevalence and Incidence of ADHD

Sam Goldstein

The recent articles summarized here addressed the issues of prevalence and incidence in ADHD.

Shared Space: Roommates

Karen Sampson

Living with a roommate while coping with ADHD can provide many challenges and a handful of unique situations. Elbows are sure to bump when two people live closely together, but when either one is affected by ADHD, it can become very difficult. Forgetfulness, poor time management, frustration, and blame can begin to take a toll on the relationships between roommates. Here are some tips that can help.