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Adhd Definition Apa

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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ATT: Doctors: Are neurologists or psychiatrists more qualified to treat ADHD?

I am a patient with ADHD. I have read that the said disorder is both neurological and psychiatric in nature. I am curious to know the opinion of medical practitioners as regards which specialist is best qualified to treat the disorder.

Thanks in advance.
Edit: I see a psychiatrist for my ADHD and take Concerta. I was just wondering why it was psychiatrists that usually treat the disorder, given that its etiology is both functional and organic in nature? I do appreciate that its etiology is poorly understood but I was interested in the perspectives of health care providers, as the American Academy of Neurology lists ADHD as a neurological condition and the American Psychiatric Association includes it in the DSM.

Without question a psychiatrist is far more qualified to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD).

The difference between neurology and psychiatry is somewhat arbitrary and there is a lot of overlap (eg., sleeping disorders are listed under psychiatry and neurology and both types of physicians can and do treat sleeping disorders and both types of doctors can sub specialize in sleep medicine.

Neurologists have a more objective focus on more tangible and physical aspects of the brain. Illness typically considered neurological can normally be measured and a diagnosis is more absolute (ie a diagnosis may be made from results of a blood test or MRI). Psychiatry deals primarily with illnesses of the mind which effect things like thought, perception, and emotion that typically don’t have well understood pathology. Psychiatric illness does involve physical disturbance/disruption in the brain (and many scientists consider the brain and mind to be one thing) and other things like genetics and hormones can have a major effect but also non physiological things can influence mental illness (eg., environment). In addition psychiatric illness is diagnosed based on clinical interview and observation- we don’t yet have the ability to make a diagnosis from something like a MRI (but we are getting closer). However part of the definition of a mental illness is that it “reflects an underlying psychobiological dysfunction.”

So if a disorder has a clear physiopathology it is typically considered neurological. Psychiatry works under a biopsychosocial model since psychiatric illness heavily influenced by biology, psychology, and social factors.

In the end there are certain things that have historically fallen under psychiatry and others under neurology and for the most part none of that has changed.

The International Classification of Diseases and Health Problems (ICD-10) by The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ADHD under the “Mental and Behavioural Disorder” section (internationally the term “hyperkinetic disorders” is typically used instead of ADHD but they are the same thing). The ICD-10 is the definitive diagnostic guide except in psychiatry where the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is also widely used for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.

That is probably far more than you wanted to know but a psychiatrist is certainly the best choice to treat ADHD. Actually if you tried to make an appointment to see a neurologist for ADHD it is very likely the neurologist would not be willing to treat you since ADHD (more so than most psychiatric illness) is not something neurologists have specialized training to treat and most would refer to a psychiatrist. The same would happen if a person tried to see a psychiatrist to treat epilepsy, the psychiatrist would almost certainly refer to a neurologist.

DSM-5: Critical Review – Part 3

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Adhd Brain Function

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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adhd brain function

Work dopamine dopamine antagonist increased over time.

I have done numerous studies to the line and start reflecting on this Amphetamine and methamphetamine. methylphenidate, as well as reduce the amount of the receptor. dopamine and the production of dopamine has been used for a long time. All of these drugs mimic. as well as dopamine release, it "trick" the brain is. sliming down of the enemy dopamine. By this logic takes over, "fool" the brain to produce receptor more dopamine or not. If so, this may indicate a benefit in the treatment of ADHD,. Drugs, depression, and even seeking behavior. (Dopamine antagonist blocked the dopamine) Narcotic drugs. the dopamine flow more freely to make the connection that less is needed. By blocking brain receptors must work harder to send signals may cause it to increase the amount of the receptor. A drug addict. Are not presented in this thesis will experience heightened functionality. dopamine.

Of my short attention span too much reminds me of what is adverse drug again or not. You might be thinking of agonist drugs.

How is the ADHD brain different?

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Adhd Organizations

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

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And organizational skills, ADHD ….?

How to develop it when you're not really able to focus,. BTW I take meds and help, IM is not well with the partnership. ADHD is increased, but Hyper distractive. In it.

I'm no doctor. But the organization has more skill. ADHD. Follow Me on Twitter? I will do, thanks to the same.

ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy, PLLC – Utica, NY

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Adhd Boys Symptoms

Friday, November 12th, 2010

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DOES my 18 month children with ADHD. Please help or not?

Hi, IM, and then realize you think. IM crazy questions, but there is no attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. My 18month child is. He Pretty much all the symptoms – including a father and his uncle are on his side and all. Single dads male members of the family last 3 models (other than my father). I have mental disabilities (ADHD is not just in one of my relatives. – The rest all have it, as well as other problems. That is autistic, etc. (so yes, I suppose you can say I should. hav Negcrdynrhaoinam!) find it very difficult to deal with him that i just do not know what to do. I ran after him every day of the second round. im just tired all the health visitors thought the bubble IM, and keep one's words I have a first child 'signs, I frankly do not. … ผมเพียงแค่ต้องการให้คนที่จะเชื่อฉันนี้! This is even heard of before or not. ฉันจะทำอะไรจะต้องดำเนินการอย่างจริงจัง! Any suggestions please please say. . Thankyou).

I'm not real clear what your question is? If this is how to get the company With your child to accept that you have a problem then get He had been medical child development. Time behavior of experts who can tell you that the problem of his son, but have

Davina, ADHD Mom

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Adhd Urine

Friday, August 6th, 2010

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If I take focalin XR 20mg yesterday time is in my system. Days, weeks, or not.

This concerns me. … My son is ADHD and normal focalin reasons. I drug it Omeprazol (set) for acid I mistook his bottle bomb recently. This (they will mail order from the insurance and the same bottle). And no notice of. I feel the effect. meds capsule look very similar as well, and I am not carping until later. I get asked this random urine test and if there are concerns. Affect the results or not.

In most cases, if a daily dose of the drug is working on your body. 8-16 hours depending on your weight. If the drug is strong it may be. 1-3 days before the drugs are completely out of your system. I do not think it will have much effect a urine test drinking water

WARNING NEWS – Michael Pollan On Organic Food Benefits (Video)

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Adhd Mathematics

Friday, July 16th, 2010

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how to choose a fiction book for a crazy guy(i think he has mental problems…)?

He is very intelligent(he study pure mathematics at university) but he is crazy. I want give him some books to read maybe will help him. Some problems i know he has are asperger syndrome, psychopathic personality, adhd. But he is a very good person and i think he doesnt understand social world. hes 24 years old but i think he has the mental age from a teen.

My dear Joao….

Well…these days there are many “crazy” folks in this world, honey….But I think it’s real kind of you to be concerned about your friend….Very recommendable !!! I have a suggestion on a real good book, that even may help his personality disorder….

The author’s name is : Wayne Dyer and the title of his book is : “Pulling your own strings” -or- another real good one is called: “Gifts from Eykis”….Both are pretty good and even more so quite helpful with his psychological problems. It’s worth investing into those books !

Wish you and him all the best for the future ! Greetings from Germany with all my love & care….your friend…Annette****

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Adhd Middle School Accommodations

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

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Why Drug Intervention for Teens is Growing so Rapidly

The rate of teenagers suffering with mild-to-moderate Drug Involvement or addiction consistently increases. As a matter- of- fact, it is imperative that the proper treatment is obtained as soon as possible; which will ultimately save their lives. Specifically, drug intervention for teens is a productive way to accommodate the problem by providing immediate care for the youth as well as their families.

Unfortunately, Teen Drug Addiction is a problem that is often ignored, perhaps under the premonition that it will go away. On the contrary – it is extremely important that someone takes action. More and more teenagers are turning to drug use as a solution to their innate issues. The most common reasons for drug use are depression and peer pressure.

To date, teenagers are Smoking Cigarettes and using illicit drugs less. However, they are increasingly abusing prescription drugs and stimulants; particular those used for pain and ADHD. There are generally four stages of teen addiction and it is recommended that you seek treatment prior to the last.

Initially, the teens simply experiment with the drugs. After experimenting, the adolescent becomes socially involved. By the third stage, the teenagers change their lifestyles and behaviors so that they are based on “getting high.” Finally, the teen’s entire life’s focus is to obtain and consume drugs. This explains why early intervention and treatment (around stage one and two) is essential.

Despite the growing need for treatment, teens rarely seek such assistance independently. Reports indicate that teen addicts tend to avoid addiction treatment until after age 30, although they may have developed entrenched dependence by middle or high school. More so, parents are often unaware of their children’s problems.

Most teens do not display signs of using drugs or that they are even chemically dependant. The parents are usually unaware until they have become firmly addicted to such substances. Additionally, once they have become addicted, they are more likely to refuse treatment. Acting quickly is essential in that there is a pivotal “window of opportunity” to ensure successful drug intervention for teens.

The number of teens whose life’s focus is drug and chemical use is steadily increasing. These teens and their families are not obtaining the necessary treatment; therefore reaching the “bottom out” stage. Teen drug addicts who finally obtain treatment from a drug intervention for teen’s program have admitted that they need help. Specifically, the lives of the teens and the lives of their family members have spun out of control suggesting a triggering event (accident, failing school, death of family member, etc) that forces them to seek assistance.

Teen drug addiction programs are necessary to avoid “bottoming out.” Quite frankly, it would suggest that the addiction will be treated before the problem becomes habitual. At the point that it becomes habitual, it is almost impossible to cure. Obtaining early drug treatment for teenagers may prevent the development of chronic addiction- more entrenched. Drug intervention for teens provides addiction treatment that is designed to keep the teenagers from ruining their lives.

Although it will be difficult, initially, to get a teenager into a Treatment Program, an Early Intervention can save them from encountering devastating life experiences. In this case, the family may need to hire a third- party professional or “interventionists” to provide assistance in the home and lead the family through the process.

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Let Brian Garvin and Jeff West teach you about Drugs Intervention and Drug Intervention for Teens at our Substance Abuse Prevention Website.

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Adhd Tucson

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

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Adhd Reading Difficulties

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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Common Add Adhd Checklist Signs

Does you child show signs of being impulsive, hyperactive and inattentive? Then he or she might be showing some symptoms of ADHD. If you are concerned about your child’s behavior then checking the common signs and symptoms on an ADD/ADHD checklist can help to determine if further assessment is needed.

ADHD tends to appear early on in children and is generally diagnosed by the time they reach 7 years old. The symptoms do not necessarily appear simultaneously or at the same level of extremes.

A number of children with ADHD also display learning difficulties. These are not the same as Learning Disabilities, which are caused by impaired mental or physical ability. Learning difficulties for ADHD individuals tend to come about as a direct result of the behaviors associated with the condition rather than any lack of ability.

So, getting an early diagnosis is key, as measures can then be put in place to manage the behaviors and ensure that schooling and homelife are not too disrupted.

For parents who are concerned their child is displaying impulsive, hyperactive and inattentive ADHD behaviors the following information can act as an informal ‘checklist’ as a precursor to obtaining formal diagnosis.

Children with ADHD often get bored easily with a certain task. The attention span can last for a short minute only. In addition, the child also has a hard time keeping his or her mind on what they are doing at the moment and multi-tasking can be a real problem.

They frequently fail to listen when spoken to and struggle to follow instructions, either forgetting them or doing a task other than the one that was set for them.

There will be a tendency for the child to forget things, either leaving needed items at home or at school. Also losing or misplacing items is common and they can seem to be always in a daydream.

Any activity that requires prolonged mental concentration, like homework, can be a problem with the child getting distracted or unable to complete the task. If homework does get completed the chances are it will be full of mistakes or errors. These things can bring frustration not only to the child but also to the parents.

Continue reading for more common ADHD signs and to sign up for the free recognizing and treating ADHD newsletter below.

A hyperactive child seems to always be in constant motion. They can shift from one thing to another whenever something grabs their attention.

Having them sit still at home or in school is a difficult task. You will see them always fidgeting and squirming on their seats and would rather be moving around.

Excessive talking and noisy play are also signs of ADHD. Hyperactivity can make children want to do two or more things at a time. In the process, the tasks at hand are not given the focus they need and tend to either be left incomplete or completed incorrectly.

An impulsive child does things without thinking first. They are unable to control their emotions and reactions. They tend to show their emotions with no restraint, give comments that are not appropriate and do things without thinking of the consequences that might arise.

This impulsive behavior makes it hard for them to work in a group, especially if there are turns to wait for. Most of the time, they want to always be ones doing the actions involved.

Even if reprimanded for their behavior, children who struggle with impulsive are often not able to curb their behavior.

Having read through the common ADD/ADHD checklist of signs and symptoms that children with ADHD can display parents will be better able to determine if their child falls within the behavior groups that define ADHD.

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Do I have Attention Deficent Disorder/ADHD?

I have a very hard time concentrating on my homework, but if I get myself interested in it, I can read it and get it. If I’m interested in a book, I get almost everything I read.

I’m not very hyper though, and I don’t talk a lot. I’m on the quiet side.That just my personality.

So I’m not very hyper, but have difficulty concentrating on schoolwork, unless I get interested in it.

No, you don’t.
When your parents attended school, there was no ADHD. Some guys were good at school and some not. And those who were not – were good at sport or were skilful. And everyone found his/her place in life. Today, everything is disease or disorder. Why? Short story: pharmaceutical companies pay psychiatrists to create new diagnosis that cover all human behaviour today = everyone can be diagnosed – why? – to sell more of their dangerous drugs. 

Watch few minutes video with Dr. Mary Ann Block to find answers you are looking for.

No More ADHD

Dr. Mary Ann Block
“Because of my medical training, my goal as a physician is to look for and treat the underlying conditions causing the patient’s problem, rather than just covering up those symptoms with drugs. I have seen and treated thousands of children from all over the United States, who had previously been labeled ADHD and treated with amphetamine drugs. By taking a thorough history and giving these children a complete physical exam as well as doing lab tests and allergy testing, I have consistently found that these children do not have ADHD, but instead have allergies, dietary problems, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid problems and learning difficulties that are causing their symptoms. All of these medical and educational problems can be treated, allowing the child to be successful in school and life, without being drugged.”

I would recommend you reading following booklet for parents

and following less than 2 minutes video about psychiatry diagnosis


Psychiatry – NO SCIENCE-NO CURES (4:54min) Do psychiatrists and by them prescribed drugs help people? Hear it from them.

you can also google or yahoo “adhd fraud” – you get good links like
Articles, essays, and other information pertaining to the fraud of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)–Compiled by Dr. Fred Baughman

Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD has been an adult & child neurologist, in private practice, for 35 years.
Here is a little taste of ADHD drugs like Ritalin
You can find facts about Ritalin in this booklet which is available on-line.
It is the fifth booklet from left…

“Even when Ritalin is used as prescription drug, it may have severe side effects including nervousness, insomnia, anorexia (eating disorder), pulse changes, heart problems and weight loss. The manufacturer says it is a drug of dependency.
In June 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a series of public health advisories warning that Ritalin and drugs like it may cause visual hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, psychotic behavior, as well aggression and violence behavior.”

(Reading Difficulties) Is Your Child Overwhelmed? Too Much Text on a Page?(Dyslexia)(ADHD)(ADD)(LD)

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Adhd Reading Disability

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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adhd reading disability

Teaching Reading and Comprehension with the Right Instruction

With more than 30 years of clinical research experience, the internationally renowned organization Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes offers instructional programs that help identify and correct learning weaknesses. Their approach focuses on individual needs by helping students develop the skills necessary to become independent and self-correcting learners.

Lindamood-Bell® instruction addresses phonemic awareness (the ability to hear and manipulate sounds in words), fluency, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, critical thinking, writing, and math.  The goal is to develop language processing so every student learns to his or her fullest potential.

Founded in 1986 by Patricia Lindamood and Nanci Bell, Lindamood-Bell® Learning Centers are now found in 42 locations across the country, along with one in London, UK and one in Sydney, Australia. Lindamood-Bell also collaborates with hundreds of schools nationwide to provide innovative instructional programs, professional development, and consulting.

“What really makes our program implementation unique is our Lindamood-Bell® Instructional Model,” explains Jody Gilles, Director of Instruction. “The Lindamood-Bell® Instructional Model is the combination of our programs [authored by our founders], diagnostic learning evaluations, instructional environment, and layered instructional quality control.”

To establish a learning profile, each Lindamood-Bell® student undergoes a number of standardized tests. Then a consultation is held to explain the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and an instruction plan is discussed. Each instruction plan is tailored to the student’s learning needs, and embodies an interactive, balanced approach.

“We provide one-on-one instruction in our programs to develop the student’s ability to accurately receive and efficiently process language,” says Gilles. “It is our core belief that if you develop the sensory cognitive skills as applied to language and literacy development, you can then apply that to any content topic, instead of band-aiding a single area of difficulty.

In addition to the instructional focus, the intensity of their programs is another notable difference between Lindamood-Bell and other centers that provide learning assistance. Regular instruction entails daily hourly sessions, while intensive instruction consists of two to four hours per day. “Our average results with intensive instruction are two to three years’ growth in the areas we are trying to improve in as little as four to six weeks,” Gilles says.

To keep each day as active as possible—particularly during intensive instruction—each hour students work with a different clinician that helps reinforce information in a multitude of ways. Once sensory-cognitive processing is stable, follow-up assistance may range from one consultation per week to daily sessions, based on a student’s learning needs.

“By developing students’ abilities to read, spell, comprehend, and compute math you prepare them to learn on their own,” says Gilles. “The old adage ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,’ applies to language processing as much as it does to hunger.”

To learn more about testing and instruction options with Lindamood-Bell, call

1.800.233.1819, or visit their Website at

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Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, and international organization with Learning Centers, Professional Development Workshops, and School Partnership Programs that have a mission to enhance learning for all people, for all ages…for life.


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Adhd Articles Teachers

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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Control ADHD Without Meds – What are the possible scenarios?

How many times do read about parents who are called to school and told to bring their children in meds ADHD, just because they do not fit in the rest of the children or not. Of course some parents will need to get the correct diagnosis. ADHD expert advice children pediatrician Other parents. Will steer clear of meds ADHD due to side effects and want to know is how to control. ADHD meds.

The first situation some parents accept. Place because of the meds ADHD believe that treatment The ADHD medication is just not possible. But these meds are not teaching children how to learn time management skills or personal. Will focus on more than one multiple. These parents often do not know nature Cures for ADHD, such as people who will not only homeopathic. However, controlling symptoms such as Hyperactivity. And impulsive, but can be effective in that no side effects.

Most ADHD experts now say that the arrangement of a unified treatment effective for ADHD medication sleep separately from regular exercise, health promotion and sports nature. Food, support schools and parents skills to how many beauty that is best. Researchers in Canada Articles published soon. Recently about how ADHD children suffer from sleep and actual average about half an hour less sleep. other childern.

ADHD meds do not control or better with treatment. homeopathic course will improve the quality of sleep, insomnia is one of the most common side effects of meds ADHD.

If parents under pressure form of education to put them on drugs. ADHD is the only person I am, that your child is the real drug. But it does not specify which drug was most school problems. ADHD is not on its surface that ADHD does not control. meds and parents must ensure that sufficient preparation or special facilities to help them Children with learning standards stratgeies ADHD meds will be the risk of drug addiction that may occur, mostly officers and teachers seem to know or sumply ignore them blindly as Indicate that physicians in the treatment of ADHD. Without the use of drugs is not working. Wise mother knows that along with maintaining an effective education in such places that the risk of contact. Often we are talking about mind power. – Change this drug mainly ampehetamines many homeopathic cures natural advantages. ADHD is a risk this is not. Because the case is not on record. If it is fairly well known rice in school parking lot!

I know that some children are difficult to recognize when they Enter anti depressants or amphetamine in these cases, after they put healing. homeopathic ADHD have changed gradually but significantly in the long term in their behavior. Hyperactivity, outbursts and disruptive behavior is a dim memory. ADHD meds without control is actually a thousand parents can testify. You can find more information below.

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Robert Locke is a Health enthusiast who specializes in Children’s Health. He has written extensively on ADHD. Discover what ADHD Alternative Therapy is available.

How do i format in apa?

I tried to do several times. But my teacher to help them back to me to. pls help / news/local/articles/2006/05/07/learning_center_touts_exercise_for_adhd. /.

Azrin, NH, Ehle, CT, & Beaumont, AL (2006) to exercise. reinforcer for peace and adjust the behavior of ADHD children. 30 (5) 564-570 Abstract Call October 9, 2007. From Of course, this will be hanging indent on "Behavior Modification" Italic. . Hopefully this will help with another

‘ADHD is a myth’

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Adhd Coach Boulder

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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Adhd College Accommodations

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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GED Accomodations for Disabilities

The GED gives adults who didn’t graduate high school the opportunity they need to qualify for college and for more and better jobs. Taking the GED, though, can be difficult for people with disabilities. If you have a disability, it shouldn’t stop you from taking the GED and showing what you know. The GED Testing Service provides special test-taking accommodations for GED students with many types of disabilities.

Most people think of physical disabilities, when they think of test-taking accommodations. The GED provides accommodations for people with many types of disabilities, though, including physical disabilities, emotional and mental health disabilities, learning disabilities, and ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The GED testing center can provide extended time, an audiocassette version, a braille test version, a calculator for the second math test, a talking calculator for the entire math test, a private room, supervised frequent breaks, or other accommodations specific to the disability. A qualified professional, such as your doctor, will need to provide documentation of your diagnosis and needs.

One of the most common disabilities is ADHD, or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD can often go undiagnosed, and cause people to perform poorly in school. People suffering from ADHD may drop out because school is so difficult when you can’t concentrate, focus, or sit still. To get accommodations for ADHD, you’ll need information from a psychiatrist, medical doctor, or psychologist who specializes in ADHD, along with information about your history and symptoms. You’ll need to take a test of attention, like the TOVA Gordon Diagnostic Battery. The GED test accommodations you can receive (such as frequent breaks or extra time) will be based on your symptoms, and how they’ll limit you during the test.

Accommodations may also be given for learning disabilities, such as dyslexia (reading disabilities), dysgraphia (writing disabilities), or dyscalculia (math disabilities). For these types of disabilities, you’ll also need a diagnosis from a doctor, who will need to report your scores on tests for learning and cognitive disabilities.

Talk to your doctor if you feel you need accommodations. Discuss what tests you may need to take, and whether you need to see a specialist.

Even with accommodations, the GED may be difficult for people with disabilities. Studying can also be a problem. The GED Academy strives to make its program as accessible as possible for students with disabilities. Go to the GED Academy website at to learn more about our program, and how it’s designed to help everyone learn.

For more information and GED test-taking accommodation forms, visit the ACE GED Testing Service website:

About the Author

Michael Ormsby is the president of The GED Academy and oversees software and curriculum for adult learners and people with educational challenges. For more information, visit . Michael can be contacted by email at: or by telephone at 800-460-8150.

What happens when a soldier in training is having difficulty because of ADHD?

When my 18 year old son was enlisting his recruiter told him to mark no to all medical conditions. They do not know he is ADHD and that he has problems with impulsivity and lack of focus. As a teen he stopped taking his meds(Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta) In the home setting he was able to remove himself from situations that overwhelmed him. When he was in college June 2009 the Office of Students with disabilities made sure that his teachers made accommodations that were requested by his doctor. At boot camp he is struggling with lack of focus and I need to know what should be done.

so basically he committed fraiud to get in.. Niiiiice.

he will be found out and he WILL be discharged and lose all beenfits as he LIED ABOUT HIS CONDITION.

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Adhd Pdd

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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adhd pdd

Common Birth Defects in Children

Ideally, all children everywhere would be born innately healthy, both at the moment of birth and during later development. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Many children throughout the world – even in the most “modern” countries with advanced health care – are born each year with medical conditions that will lead to disability at some point in the future. Others develop conditions later on that also result in difficulties in managing daily living activities and/or learning activities.

In the US alone, more than 4 million children under the age of 18 are classified as having a disability due to a physical or mental health impairment.

Let’s take a look at some of the more common conditions that can lead to disability in children.

1. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

AD/HD is a disorder that makes it hard for children to sit still, control their behavior, and pay attention. It is usually diagnosed before the age of 7, but not always. Doctors aren’t sure what causes AD/HD, but studies support the theory that it is related to an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. There is no quick treatment for AD/HD, but the symptoms can be managed.

2. Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)

Autism is a kind of PDD. Aspergers Syndrome is closely related as well. The US Disabilities Education Act defines autism as, “a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age 3, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.” Children with autism have a wide range of abilities, intelligence, and behaviors. Early diagnosis is important. Again, experts are not sure what causes autism, but the symptoms can be managed. Many children who have autism grow up to be productive, functioning adults.

3. Cerebral Palsy (CP)

CP is a condition resulting from an injury to the part of the brain that controls the nerves and muscles. This injury can occur before birth, during delivery, or shortly after birth. CP can be mild, moderate or severe. Disability can range from being slightly clumsy to being confined to a wheelchair. Children with CP can have learning disabilities, sensory problems, and sometimes mental retardation.

4. Sensory Problems

Sensory problems can include both hearing impairment (deafness) and blindness. Hearing loss can occur at any time, from infancy on. The causes vary widely. Although a hearing loss in and of itself doesn’t affect a child’s intellectual capacity or ability to learn, it may require special adaptations. Blindness can also have a number of different causes. Severity can range from partially sighted to low vision to legally blind to totally blind. Visual handicaps can create many obstacles to a child’s ability to grown and learn.

5. Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomally-related cause of mental retardation. For unknown reasons, a child with Down syndrome ends up with an extra chromosome, which interferes with the orderly development of the body and brain. Some of the more common signs of Downs are poor muscle tone, slanted eyes with folds of skin at the inner corners, short, broad hands and feet, and a short neck with a small head. Children with Down syndrome may also have other health problems. There tends to be a wide variation in mental and physical abilities among the Down population, but early intervention is the best course of action to prevent as much disability as possible.

6. Learning Disabilities

Learning disability is a term that means the child has trouble learning and using specific skills. Some of the more common skills affected are reading, writing, speaking, reasoning, and doing math. Learning disabilities can vary greatly from child to child. Experts believe that learning disabilities are caused by differences in how a person’s brain works and how it processes information. Children with learning disabilities are not stupid or lazy. Indeed, they often have average or even above average intelligence. There is no cure, but children can be taught to work around their disability and learn successfully.

7. Speech and Language Impairments

Speech and language impairments refer to problems in communication and related areas such as oral motor function. Causes can include hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury and cleft lip/palate. Timely intervention will usually prevent severe disability as a result of speech impairments.

8. Spina Bifida

One of the most common “birth defects,” spina bifida is an incomplete closure of the spinal column during a baby’s development while still in the womb. It can range from mild to severe, with the degree of disability corresponding. Symptoms can include muscle weakness, poor bowel and bladder control, and a buildup of fluid in the brain. With therapy and adaptations, children with spina bifida are usually able to function in their environments successfully.

Obviously, it is beyond the scope of this article to go into detail about any of these conditions, but you can find a lot of information and helpful tips on dealing with disabilities in children at the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities website

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Friends son has ADHD, OCD, PDD, EBD ,and a mood disorder?

He is 7 years old. She does not want to put him on meds, because they only help a little, and he is just a little more responsive than a vegetable! If any of you have a child with any or all of these, and know of a natural way of controlling these, please let me know! Thank you!
She just recently moved here, and is getting things together to get him re-evaluated, I just want to give her something to ask the dr if it would help him when she sees him, (the dr).

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Adhd Rating Scale-iv

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

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Testing for Adult ADHD – Rating Scales

Adult ADHD is one of the few conditions where there are no tests that can consistently and reliably identify adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Nevertheless, there are tests for adult ADHD which can help your medical professional peel back the many the many layers in route to making a diagnosis. In this article we will briefly explore what are known as rating scales, of which there are three different types; screening tests which identify adults that are at risk for adult ADHD, self assessment scales that are generally administered or given by a doctor, and formal diagnostic scales.

What are rating scales?

Rating scales are considered by most to be the most accurate method for diagnosing ADHD. While this may be the case, as you now know no test is 100 accurate. This type of test is an exercise in memory, having the patient recall childhood symptoms in an attempt to prove symptoms have lingered since childhood. Without evidence of early childhood symptoms a diagnosis of adult ADHD cannot be confirmed. Rating scales are of the greatest value when combined with physician patient interviews, developmental histories, and other corroborating evidence.

Screening tests for adult ADHD

Imagine walking into your doctor’s office in hopes of being diagnosed with ADHD only to be greeted with a set of 18 questions to fill out followed by a wait as your doctor sifted through your answers. You say this seems a bit arcane. I couldn’t agree with you more. But would you believe screening tests like the one above currently the most popular type of test for adult ADHD. 

The type of test described above is a type of screening test know as a self report scale. Patients are asked questions to rate on a scale from one to five relating to completing tasks, remembering appointments, fidgeting or squirming, procrastinating, making careless mistakes, having trouble paying attention, misplacing things, being distracted, talking too much in social situations, interrupting people or butting in, and having problems winding down or relaxing.

Another type of rating scale is a symptom assessment scale. Questions revolve around mistakes in the workplace or at school, struggles to be detail oriented, difficulty staying focused while reading or attending lectures, and how well you are able to wind down and relax. Assessment scales are generally administered in office by your physician.

And finally, our third type of evaluation is known as a diagnostic scale. This is a two part scale whose goal is to establish and document the presence and severity of childhood symptoms and the severity and impact of adult ADHD symptoms.

In conclusion, rating scales are no more than a clinical way of delving into a person’s past and present self regulation issues in an attempt to ferret out enough information to confirm a diagnosis of ADHD. What becomes fairly obvious is how easy it would be to use selective memories to slant the tests in a favorable direction. For this reason your doctor will likely use rating scales as no more than the first stop on the long road to arriving at a diagnosis.

What else? Once a diagnosis has been reach you will be faced with many different treatment choices including prescription statin medications, behavioral therapy, or natural remedies for ADHD. The fact of the matter is no one treatment is 100 effective all of the time, thus paying special attention to your results is a very important part of achieving mastery over ADHD symptoms.

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Adhd Ocd Adults

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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Should I tell my 12-year old son that he has mild Asperger’s and, if so, how do I discuss it with him?

My 12-year old son has ADHD, OCD (chronic knuckle-biting), and a central auditory processing deficiency. About 18 months ago, a couple of members of his diagnostic team diagnosed him with mild Asperger’s. However, some members of his diagnostic team disagree with the mild Asperger’s portion of his diagnosis, so there isn’t complete consensus within the team. He’s doing quite well with his therapies, which consist of a psycho-stimulant for the ADHD, social skills therapy for the mild Asperger’s, and various classroom accommodations. It’s quite difficult for many adults to fully grasp the nature and scope of Asperger’s and how it relates to autism. Not only is it difficult to understand, it’s difficult to explain to others. With that in mind, should I disclose to my son the possibility of his mild Asperger’s and, if so, how should I explain it to him? Would it be better for me to wait until he’s a bit older, such as 14 or 15?

I would spend more time making sure your son realizes that his Differences (rather than Disabilities) make him unique, but they can be dealt with in a positive way.
My experience with kids is that they know they are different and it scares them. The actual medical label is less important to them than the knowledge that there are things they can do to help themselves be successful in school and life. They worry that they are broken, or retarded, or not normal.
If he is 12, he probably wouldn’t fully understand the specific details anyway. It may be a relief to him to know that his difficulties do have names and that they are simply a matter of how he is built and not his fault. (some people have cancer, some people need glasses, some people are not artistic, some people are not athletic, etc.)
I stress that being different can be a gift and we study all the famous people who are famous because of their differences. I work hard to try and get the students to become comfortable and accepting of themselves (I don’t always succeed). I also stress that they have the same rights to education as everyone else and it is their right to be taught in a way that they learn.
Asperger’s is a relatively new diagnostic category and whether one believes in it or not, there are strategies that can assist with the characteristics that are causing difficulties (like the social skills therapy).
Accommodations should be specific to the things that are problems for your son, regardless of their label.

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Adhd Dyslexia

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

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Learning Disabilities Associated with ADHD

It is very common to have a learning disability along with ADHD. In fact, research shows that thirty percent of people with ADHD also have a learning disability. Beyond learning disabilities, over fifty percent of individuals with ADHD have some other type of brain-based disorder. This is why depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and other similar disorders are higher than normal in ADD clients.

One type of learning disability that almost every person with ADD will have is an integrative processing deficit. This is the ability to take in information, process it quickly and make use of it. Most people with ADD are either slower than others in doing this or have trouble doing it at all. It is not that they do not understand the information, but conflicting signals will make it difficult to fully process.

Another common learning disability in people with ADHD is working memory problems. Working memory is another term for short term memory, or information that is told to you in the moment. This can affect information you hear, read, etc. Working memory is important for doing well academically and in your work.

Another learning disability that is common in ADHD clients is problems with visual/spatial processing. This is not too surprising since most people with ADHD have problems with organizing space. Academically, this will affect subjects such as geometry and physics.

Other common learning disabilities are dyslexia, reading comprehension, arithmetic reasoning, oral expression, written expression, foreign language acquisition, syntactic processing and most likely other learning disabilities. This is why getting a thorough examination at the start is so important. An individual may be dealing with ADHD, but he or she may be dealing with a learning disability as well. And though you cannot directly do anything about a learning disability, it is good to know you have one and how it affects your ability to function. Also, you may receive academic accommodations as well as job accommodations if diagnosed with an LD.

In order to find out if you have a learning disability, it will be necessary to go through a lengthy set of tests that compare and contrast your IQ, personality and interests. If you do significantly better on one aspect of a test than another, this could signify a learning disability. For example, if you do really well on the verbal part of your IQ test and not so well on the visual/spatial section of the IQ test, you may have a learning disability.

It is not known exactly why ADD often comes with some type of learning disability. Most likely, the atypical wiring of an ADDer has something to do with it. New research is being done every day on the brain and how it works, and science definitely does not have all the answers to these questions yet.

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Adhd Dysgraphia

Monday, November 24th, 2008

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Are You Dyslexic? What Should You Look Out For?

Dealing with dyslexia is a very hard thing for people with the condition. Most people say that their childhood was the best part of their lives; a dyslexic however will disagree to this tooth and nail. Constant taunting, belittling and abuse are very common and most dyslexics have a childhood which they will never want to revisit.

Dyslexia is learning disability which specifically affects a person’s ability to learn a language. Dyslexics find it hard to read, hear or interpret language and thus become estranged from their peers and fall behind them as time goes on. As kids they are made to believe that they are inferior to their friends and classmates as there is something critically wrong with them and as time goes on their self esteem and self worth goes down in a spirals down. Eventually they give up on themselves and their society which only makes things worse for them.

Now a lot of symptoms are known to point at dyslexia, most prominent amongst these are:

1. Inability to tell left from right and confusion in telling direction.

2. Cannot follow a simple 2 or 3 step instruction.

3. Reversing order of similar looking letters such as b, d or p and confusion in words with similar meaning.

4. Late development of habits such as learning how to tie shoelace, learning how to ride a bicycle etc.

5. General disinterest towards reading.

6. Generally considered as slow, stupid or lazy by peers and parents.

7. Poor in mathematics or disciplines involving sequencing.

8. Poorly or uniquely organized.

9. Has a family history learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, etc.

Dyslexia can be treated with psychological intervention. While it cannot be totally removed from a person, coping strategies can be developed so that a person can use his strengths to live a more confident and fulfilled life.

It must also be understood that dyslexia has many symptoms which are the same as ADD, ADHD, dyscalculia (inability to do basic math), dysgraphia (inability to comprehend graphical objects), dyspraxia (Poor motor co-ordination) etc, thus a proper assessment must be made so that you may know which disability you have. A proper diagnosis is the first step towards taking corrective measures towards corrective measures.

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Why do people say Einstein had this type of learning disability and that type?

One thing I’ve noticed is that people say Einstein had a lot of learning issues. They claim he had dyslexia, ADHD, Aspergers and a few other things (bipolar, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, etc) . How do people know this? And why do they say his relatives had all the problems (his son had schizophrenia) ? Do people say these things so that they feel better about having these problems or do you think Einstein actually had these problems. As someone with LD, I can see how it would be comforting knowing that someone very successful also had these problems and over came them, but why does Einstein have ALL the problems?

Ha! Excellent question!

Truth is the folks who say those kinds of things are just guessing, or more likely trying to make a point. Every kid is different, but young Albert was more different than others. The secret message all those folks are trying to get across is that the kid who is driving you crazy in the classroom today may be the one who cures cancer or comes up with the Grand Unified Theory of Everything twenty years down the road.

My favorite story about Albert is that one of his teachers tried to have him expelled because he did nothing but sit in the back of the room and smile. See, the kid doesn’t even have to have a disability for you to get the message or cut him some slack. But Albert’s approach to learning would definitely be unacceptable in the age of No Child Left Behind. His school would be in danger of losing funds, and his teachers and principals might lose their jobs because Albert is not achieving the way he is supposed to.

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Adhd Learning Difficulty

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

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help me answer this question about ADHD?

I am 15 and I’m ADHD I can’t over come my ADHD. The doctor gave me drugs for my ADHD that affeced my mind because of that I acted mentali challenged for 3 years lost all my friends stop school.Now I made some new friends I’m only grade six.have learning difficulties.Is my life ruined? Can I solve this problem. should I kill my self.I feel dearest.what should I do?A lot of my friends leave me that one of the reason why I feel direst.Help me.

Hey guy, im 19 and i also was diagnosed with adhd when i was 12…No you are not mentally challenged. I had the same issues, i felt weird all the time, trust me its probably you just changing. Nothing is worth Killing yourself my friend, trust me! you could possibily be depressed? Just go see your doctor, or urgent care whatever. Tell your parents too, they would not like hold it against you, theyd want to help!

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Adhd Ld

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

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Child With Pdd – Categories For Special Education

Child With Pdd

Have special education personnel stated that your child was ineligible for special education, because they do not fit into one of the 13 eligible categories? Does your child have Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) but you were told by school personnel that this does not fit into the 13 eligible categories? Has your child been diagnosed as emotionally disturbed and you believe the child has autism? This article will discuss how you can determine what category of classification that your child can receive special education services under. By knowing these categories you can advocate for the one that meets your child’s needs.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that every child with a disability must receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Also special education services to meet their unique needs. Labels or classifications do not determine, if a particular child is eligible for a particular special education service, though sometimes special education personnel act like it does.


1. Autism: If you suspect that your child has autism ask special education personnel to give him or her, a childhood autism rating scale (CARS). The scale is done by the parent answering 13 questions about their child, and a knowledgeable person giving a score to the scale. The higher the number the more chance that the child has autism. If the scale is positive take your child to a specialized Pediatrician that specializes in autism.

Pervasive developmental disorder is on the Autism spectrum. Autism is one of the eligible categories for special education services. So a child with PDD is eligible for special education services under the category of autism. Child With Pdd

2. OHI: For a child to be eligible under this category usually requires some type of documentation from the child’s physician. Many children with ADD and ADHD receive special education services under this category.

3. Mental Retardation: Determined by IQ score; a child’s IQ score under 75 is considered to be in the mental retardation range. Be careful if your child’s IQ is normal and decreases as they grow older, this is indicative of an inappropriate education, not necessarily mental retardation. Child With Pdd

4. Emotional Disturbance (ED): Many children with autism are being given an ED label-Why? Because in my opinion special education personnel are reluctant to give a child an autism label due to cost of special education services. For a child to truly be ED, they must have no other disability!

5. Deafness: This is a total loss of hearing and usually requires physician documentation.

6. Hearing Impairment: Not a total loss of hearing as above!

7. Visual Impairment: Severe impairment not fixed by glasses or contacts.

8. Deaf-Blindness: Total loss of hearing and total loss of sight.

9. Specific Learning Disability (LD): Children with reading difficulty despite appropriate instruction, math difficulty despite appropriate instruction, dyslexia, visual processing disorder, sensory integration disorder (SID), auditory processing disorder, all qualify under LD.

10. Multiple Disabilities. Must include another disability and also mental retardation.

11. Orthopedic Impairment: A child with Cerebral Palsy would qualify under this category.

12. Speech or Language Impairment. Includes delayed speech, communication disorder, language disorder such as dyslexia, receptive and expressive language disorder etc.
13. Traumatic Brain Injury: Any injury to the brain either at birth or when the child was older.

By understanding the 13 categories and what is required for each one, you will be able to be an informed advocate for your child. Children who need special education services and do not get them may have their lives ruined forever! Child With Pdd

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How to Discipline young children with ADHD and LD?

I was abused when I was a young child so In my children I do not want to mimic what has hurt me and plaqued me for my entire life. My youngest is about to turn three years old and she is LD and ADHD, and I do not know how to punish her. The other day I had to put her in a car seat to just stay in one place, and I thought that may have been too harsh… Please Help, and if you have any websites please apply.
I am sorry but what do you expect me to do… let her disobey orders and let her go wild

I had a ADHD child too. They will be overly active its to be expected. Disciplining him was hard because very little made an impact. Spanking didn’t phase him, losing possessions didn’t phase him, being sent to his room didn’t phase him. Sometimes I was at my wits end. It got to the point where I had to have a respite care worker take him for a day once a week just to get a break. In to days computer age though, there is so much information out there, you just need to ask and it will appear. I did a google for Discipline adhd and came up with the links below.

By the way it does get better my son is 20 now and a read sweetheart. Its a hard road but its will work out with some effort on your part. Good luck

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Adhd Iv Rating Scale

Friday, April 18th, 2008

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Symptoms Of ADHD In CHild Behaviour – Four Action Points For Parents

Guess who was the first doctor in history to notice ADHD symptoms? It was none other than the father of medicine, Hippocrates who described the symptoms as follows “quickened responses to sensory experience, but also less tenaciousness because the soul moves on quickly to the next impression”. That was how hyperactive, squirming and inattentive children behaved in 500 B.C., almost a carbon copy of symptoms of ADHD in child to-day. Hippocrates even had a remedy which was actually a dietary one which favoured fish over meat, barley instead of wheat bread and lots of water together with lots of physical exercise. Well, that could almost be taken from an ADHD forum post today, just 2,500 years on!

What action points should parents carry out if they notice symptoms of ADHD in child behaviour? The first one is to get a diagnosis and a proper one by a qualified practitioner such as a pediatrician, child psychologist or ADHD specialist.

The second action point is to get a second opinion because there are cases of misdiagnosis. For example, one boy went through hell because he was misdiagnosed and in the end, after years of wrong medication which spoilt his childhood, they found that his condition was due to a parasite!

The third action point is to read up on ADHD and try to get access to ADHD forums , blogs and parent support groups and find out what the main issues are. You should be aware that that there are three possible types which are reflected very much in ADHD child symptoms. Your child may be dreamy, spacey and inattentive so getting homework done is a nightmare. This could be the Inattentive type. If your child has problems with non-stop motion, hyperactivity and impulsive actions such as dashing across the road, he may be just the hyperactive/impulsive type. If this is true, he does not have any problems with attention. The third type is the combined type which is probably the most common one and where all the symptoms described above are present. The expert in making a diagnosis will refer to the DSM Vol IV manual together with the Connors Rating Scale which are standard criteria for specialists in assessing symptoms of ADHD in child disorders. ADHD child symptoms are not as cut and dried as that, as co-morbid disorders may also be present, thus complicating the diagnosis and prognosis.

The fourth action point is to research as much as possible on the risks and side effects of ADHD drugs. Parents should know that this is not a cure and will just alleviate the ADHD symptoms. The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) state quite clearly that unless there is some psychological support such as behaviour therapy together with medication, then there is no guarantee that the they will be able to cope with or improve the symptoms of ADHD in child development.

The latest warning about ADHD medication concerns Modafinil which can increase the risk of drug abuse. Research should be done on ADHD natural remedies as well, such as homeopathic remedies which are safe, effective and carry no risks. Information on these products has been drowned out by the Big Pharm. You can find out more from the site below as the author of this article has not been bought by them yet!

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conners ADHD diagnoses?

here are the t scores,does anyone know what they are about??

Oppositional T=90
Cognitive problems / inattention T=64
Hyperactivity T=90
Anxious-Shy T=79
Perfectionism T=52
Social Problems T=52
Connors ADHD Index T=90
Connors Restless-Impulsive T=90
Connors Emotional Lability T=90
Connors Global Index T=90
DSM IV Inattentive T=77
DSM IV Hyperactive-Impulsive T=90
DSM IV Total T=90

there from 10 of my teachers//

Hopefully, I can help you out with this. Is this from the Conners3? Also, What do you mean they are from 10 of your teachers? Are these an average of the 10 teacher’s scores? If ten teachers completed the rating scales, you should 10 sets of scores. What I see above is one Conners scale result.

T-scores as listed above, are standard scores used to measure the various ratings on the Conners. The mean or average T-Score on the Conners is 50 with a standard deviation of 10. A score of 50T= 50th percentile or average. In general anything over 70T or the 98th percentile is considered a high score. The scores you listed here seem extremely high. However, there should be other scores, which I do not see here, which would help us better understand them.

The person who provided you with these score, should have explained to you what they mean. If they did not, you should go back to them and have them sit with you and review them. If you are a minor these results should be explained to your parents as well.

Hope this helps.

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Adhd Ld Online

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Is there a way to find online if you have a learning disability?

I’ve realized that my whole life when I read things and when people read things/say things to me I don’t understand them. I don’t mix up my letter or numbers and I reached my motor skills on time. I’m diagnosed with a mild case of ADHD already but I didn’t know if not being able to understand people was another learning disability. Is there a test of some sort online that will help me find out if I have a learning disability?

No there is no online tests for learning disorders, and what tests are online are not conclusive proof of having a learning disability, the only way to know for sure if you have a LD. is a have formal assessment by a qualified specialist.

These assessments are very comprehensive, looking at your ability to read, write, spell, maths, memory, sequencing skills, language skills, auditory and visual processing skills, your balance skills, visual tracking skills. They will ask if you have any close family members (parent, grand parent, uncle, aunts) with a learning disorder, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, auditory & visual processing problems. They will also want to know if you had any ill health such as ear infections.

While ADHD/ADD is not a learning disorder, it can affect a persons ability to learn, and over 40% of people with ADHD/ADD will have a comorbid condition to the ADHD/ADD such as dyslexia, Tourette’s, anxiety, depression, Conduct Disorder and or Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other learning disorders.

Both my daughter and I are dyslexic and we also have ADHD. My daughter also has ODD.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Students

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

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Attention deficit disorder – it does not affect the Education of children and education?

Teaching Children Attention Deficit Disorders. (ADD) can be a difficult job. Many schools. Have identified problems and addressed an important issue because the development of awareness of the issue. But some schools still lagging behind. But these schools is not to help people diagnosed with add.

How to enter the classroom with a note to each well before the diagnosis is complete. Could be observed (for example) in children following classmates won his titles in her sit in the corner and play with her hair on her mind focused elsewhere. Teachers are often the first to recognize that students have trouble learning activities focused. But identifying the problem is just the first step and the most difficult. Not intended to change attitudes or hyperactive.

The treatment starts when everyone acknowledges that the decision will make. It's important to decide. Medical intervention is required since the course of treatment. Quite a number of schools. inhumanly emphasize the suffering of children who are entering medicine. Although some schools will use more logic and follow the wishes of the parents of the child.

That your child can often handle the situation. Determined by the type of school he or she attend and how aggressive they In an ideal environment for your child should attend to understand the effectiveness of collaboration with Parents taking stock of your particular situation and respect your decision. Regrettably, some schools lack of openness Communities are small and vulnerable financial. (Vs. other communities), the habits of conservation and far too often can not. (Or willing) to accommodate children with special needs.

Children are often hard put to order. Generally, they are busy and difficult to control. For this reason, many schools refused to accommodate the children misbehave. However, you must ensure that Your child is not treated as second class citizens.

Some schools are very committed to the immediate children with disorders in the classroom, even editing. If the child's intelligence level is not appropriate form of action. In many cases this process to not interfere with normal school schedules and other children. But as parents. You should not accept the negative category of children is unfair.

So that parents also need to know your child, you always have for him. Or her decision if taken by Class teacher or any school Eseiheeu well-being of children. That you should talk to them and come up with plans to make the best. Results for child
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Methylphenidate. School is a drug prescribed for children with deficiency diseases. Hyperactivity – ADHD share a common interest and boredom experienced irritation when teaching students to be incompetent Therefore, Ritalin became increasingly popular alternative to good education.

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Adhd Students Classroom

Friday, October 19th, 2007

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Including children with disabilities in the classroom or not.

1) to do as well as students in a cart most classroom activities and I Promote social interaction with friends? 2) do I do to get that disease and child and by his friends? 3) I should be specific. Divided into areas for children. ADHD and what can I give him so he feels he has to divide true or not.

I saw this and this is the post of others. What I have in one! 🙂 Hey! I am in the program and I see this all the time. This helps me to thinking! 1) depends on why people are in wheel chairs may account For some of these things. / She may not be able to do: I have found articles that may help! … good social interaction. Such as children and just sit out the rest of the cast of children and child comfort him. / She may even be good friends system. (When you pair of special education. Ed with normal children and they were all students on random performance). 2) I have a friend each reduced their symptoms and a good child! Link may help you understand Better and get something to integrate with other social! one thing you can do the friends system. (As I mentioned earlier) you can Try to get more children to attend regular coach with them so that if things get to hand them back to the special ed room for those with symptoms and humanitarian Capable of what we can do for community activities. (Pulling weeds in the garden, picking up trash school washing tables at the restaurant for a sick card. Etc.) can help a lot 3) I think the kids area. ADHD is very time they can stay in and do something quiet or speak the same if they are insane. See if your school has room donnot emty them and see if you can occupy it. The child-friendly by putting up posters in the table may still have a little snack in If you have room for special education. They have their own little corner of their own to make her empathy with the drawings and put them This may or may not be possible But you can adjust to your school. . I really hope this helps and if you have any questions. Soon or inappropriate, please email me 🙂 In addition, use bits and parts of these instructions. Good day!

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Adhd Cultural Differences

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

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Can ADHD co-occur along with PDD-NOS?

I’m 23 and I have ADHD and was just diagnosed with PDD-NOS a few days ago. I was diagnosed with ADHD and a comprehension learning disability back in 1992 or 1993 when i was 8 or 9. I had and still have poor gross and fine motor skills. I was also diagnosed with depression and GAD when I was 18 or 19. For a while now, I’ve been researching alot about AS and other neurological problems that can co-morbid with AS. I was for sure that I had AS, but a few days ago, i was diagnosed with PDD-NOS and not AS. How come it takes so long to diagnose PDD-NOS and Asperger’s Syndrome in girls? And can ADHD co-occur along with PDD-NOS, just like it can co-occur along with AS?

The diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders have a lot of overlap. The distinctions between AS, PDD-NOS, and atypical autism aren’t distinct at all, and in fact the ICD-9 codes for AS and PDD-NOS are the same.

ASDs are reported far more frequently in males than females. This could reflect a genuine difference in frequency, or it could indicate a cultural bias (more males than females are thought to have ASDs, so doctors look more closely for ASDs in males than females).

Since the distinction between AS and PDD-NOS is so slight that the ICD-9 disregards it completely, it stands to reason that the correlation with ADD/ADHD is the same for both.

Depression and anxiety are very common secondary effects of ASDs for the simple reason that if you are having a hard time figuring out what comes so easily to most everyone else, self-doubt comes easily.

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Adhd Coach Denver

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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Adhd For Children

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

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What Causes ADHD In Children ? FAQs For Parents

The most frequently asked question by parents about what causes ADHD in children is whether any situation in the home life of the child or simply bad parenting could be responsible. Parents can be reassured about this but at the same time warned that unless there is some behaviour modification in the treatment of the child with ADHD, there is a strong chance that the child will have to go through all their life with this condition!

What causes ADHD could actually be a chemical imbalance in the brain and that means that the brain does not function at its maximum capacity leading to all sorts of well known problems associated with ADHD such as inattention, hyperactivity, squirming and impulsivity. These might well be present in any normal spirited child but in ADHD they tend to interfere with the child’s development and lack of social skills and inattention and sometimes defiant behaviour can set a whole range of problems in motion. But these are mere symptoms and do not tell us with any precision about what causes ADHD in children.

Researchers have actually found that ADHD children’s brains are about 3% or 4% smaller than those of normal children and this could be the result of certain areas not being fully developed. Then there are a whole series of arguments linking the cause of ADHD to diet and media exposure but these are neither valid nor true. Certainly these two factors can exacerbate symptoms but they are certainly not what causes ADHD in children.

The hereditary link in the debate about what causes ADHD in children is one which should be borne in mind because any child with an ADHD parent is said to have a greater chance (by up to 25%) of developing the condition than other children. The genetic link is therefore a probable element in what causes ADHD. It is a fact that many parents when they get their children diagnosed with ADHD discover that they have the condition themselves which is a two edged sword. It may give them a certain empathy with the child in trying to cope but on the other hand, they will be severely handicapped when it comes to providing structure and organisation in family life.

What is uppermost in parents’ minds when and if their child is diagnosed with ADHD is how on earth they are going to cope with all this. They have heard all about the ADHD drugs and are understandably wary especially now that some parents are even willing to get their non-ADHD children these drugs when they are competing in the rat race at college! This was in a shocking report in the Nature magazine recently. Pushing their children without worrying too much about parenting skills or ADHD behavioral therapy is the easy and dangerous way out. The side effects of these amphetamines can be alarming whether for young children or college students. They range from sleep disorders, weight loss, appetite and mood swings, stunted growth. In the long term, there is a risk of schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorders and paranoia. Is this what you want for your ADHD child?

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Adhd Dsm Definition

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

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A Brief History Of ADHD

The history of ADHD started when Sir Alexander Crichton described it as a mental restlessness during the year 1798 in his book. The term used for the ADHD symptoms has gone through several changes. The term ADHD is objectionable to many people. Some use ADHD-I, ADD and AADD when they describe those who lack hyperactivity and mostly among adults and older adolescents.


During the eighteenth century, Sir Alexander Crichton explained it in his book as the incapacity of having attention with a constant degree to an object. It arose from morbid sensibility of the nerves. It is maybe an inborn or an effect of accidental disease. He observed that there are people who have this kind of condition seem to have restlessness. They are those who walk up and down the room, moves a table excitedly, etc. The observations of Crichton known as the Inattention subtype of ADHD included attentional problems, early onset, restlessness and how it can affect going to school. He was ahead of his own time because he was able to study and observe the ADHD.


In the 20th century, the father of British pediatrics, Sir George Frederick Still did not use the current terminology for this kind of condition. He was able to described 43 children who have problems with self-regulation and attention. They were often aggressive, insolent and resistant to discipline.


He was able to write about the ADHD that “there is a defect of moral consciousness by which it can never be counted as the fault of the environment.” According to him, there is a biological tendency to the kind of behavior that the child shows. It is maybe a hereditary condition. He was able to observe a 6-year old boy who kept his attention to a game for more than a short time. This boy was diffident to school attainments but he appeared to be very intelligent just like any other child.


The terms ADD and ADHD are two different things. They do not have the same syndrome that has different variation. During the mid-20th century, the clinical definition of ADHD was known but by other names. Many doctors such as physicians develop a diagnosis for a group of conditions that referred to as minimal brain dysfunction, minimal brain damage, minimal brain disorder, hyperactivity, and learning/ behavioral disabilities.


This has become a problem since they have expanded through the years. Let’s take the example: there are those children who have no brain damage but in the syndrome, it indicated brain damage. It seemed not appropriate.

In the year 1968, the DSM-II called it “Hyperkinetic Reaction of Childhood”. But many professionals were aware about some children who do not have hyperactivity. So during the year 1980, it was called ADD (Attention- Deficit Disorder) with or without the hyperactivity syndrome. But during the year 1987, ADHD was introduced. It has three sub-types such as the one who includes the hyperactivity component and the one has none.


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