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Attention Magazine Summer 1999

ADHD Coaching: Empowering People to Succeed

Lisa Horan

ADHD coaching is an emerging field that is surrounded by ambiguity. This article explains what coaching is, how it works, and how coaching can benefit people with ADHD in particular. It also discusses training programs for coaches and how coaching works with therapy.

The Latest CHADD Fact Sheet…Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults

Kevin Murphy

The realization that ADHD often persists into adulthood has only come over the last few decades. This article describes the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, its causes, and how diagnosis of ADHD in adults takes place.

Let Me Tell You More about Jason

Larry Wynn

In this article, the father of Jason (a nine-year-old with ADHD) explains how Jason improved his muscle tone and hand-eye coordination by entering a free-throw basketball competition.

The Quest for Recognition of ADHD Within the IDEA: A Case Study in Public Policy Advocacy, Perseverance, and Grassroots Effort

Matthew D. Cohen JD

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975 did not specifically list ADHD as a disability category under the law, which resulted in many children being denied adequate services or protections. This article describes the advocacy efforts of CHADD and its members to include ADHD under the category “Other Health Impairment.”

Surf and You Shall Find: A Guide to Effective Use of the Internet

Richard Goldsworthy

A wealth of data on ADHD exists on the Internet. This article lists Web resources on ADHD, such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and Websites.