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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ten Helpful ADHD Resources

From NCLD - The National Center for Learning Disabilities

By NCLD Editorial Team
March 1, 2013

Don’t panic! Stay focused. LD.org puts everything you need at your fingertips, and help is only a click-of-a-mouse away. 

Our team has compiled a list of the most up-to-date information and resources to offer guidance and support about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
 
The fact is, ADHD and LD are not the same thing, but ADHD certainly can interfere with learning and impact behavior. As many as one-third to one-half of people with LD also have ADHD.

Here’s a list of resources that will answer your questions about these often co-occurring disorders.

We begin with a selection of ADHD-related videos and articles, and have also included a link to books on ADHD recommended by the LD.org community. Then, scroll down to view ten online resources selected by the NCLD team, for more information about ADHD.

If you have any other favorite resources in mind, please share them in the comments below!

LD.org

LD.org Videos
In these "Ask the Experts" videos, Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz gives an overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

LD.org Articles
As many as one-third to one-half of people with LD have ADHD. Because LD and ADHD share many common characteristics, this can cause confusion for parents, teachers, and children. These articles provide valuable information.
These books contain helpful information that not only shed light on AD/HD, but also provide tips on how your child can cope with ADHD in school.

ADHD Resources

1. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
  • To view NIMH’s frequently asked questions, please visit the NIMH website.

2. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHY)
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHY) offers a wealth of parent-friendly information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.

3. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families, providing education, advocacy and support.
  • CHADD’s National Resource Center on AD/HD features webinars, chats, and answers questions via email and through a national hotline: 1-800-233-4050.
For a better understanding of ADHD and to find a local chapter, visit www.CHADD.orgFor CHADD’s National Resource Center, please visit www.help4adhd.org.

4. Child Mind Institute (CMI)
The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. CMI is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers. To view the ADHD-related content, please visit the following:
Eye to Eye’s mission is to improve the life of every person with a learning disability and ADHD. They fulfill this mission by supporting and growing a network of youth mentoring programs run by and for those with learning differences, and by organizing advocates to support the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities and ADHD in all aspects of society.

6. Education.com
Education.com is a popular destination for parents looking for information and support. From kindergarten readiness through college prep, Education.com gives parents the information they need and the ideas they want to help their kids reach their full potential and make learning fun.

Look for articles by NCLD’s very own Dr. Sheldon H. Horowitz!

7. ADDitude Magazine
ADDitude Magazine provides clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice on AD/HD from leading experts and practitioners in mental health. Visit the ADDitude website for:
Visit the ADDitude magazine website at: www.additudemag.com

8. About.com
About.com offers expert, quality content that helps users find information and solutions to a wide range of challenges on a number of helpful topics — from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others.

9. KidsHealth.com
KidsHealth provides reader-friendly information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. A program of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens, including ADHD.

10. The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with AD/HD lead better lives.

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