ADHD and LD Resources from ADDitude Magazine

We're here to help you live well with attention deficit and learning disabilities. Below are some of our best resources on how to obtain an accurate diagnosis, how to choose the right treatment, how to find a coach or another ADHD professional, how to select a school or camp, and much more. Visit ADDitudeMag.com for much more. 

What ADHD Looks Like in Girls

What ADHD Looks Like in Girls

on 03/06/2017 - 02:44 pm

Disorganized daydreamers. Social butterflies. Space cadets. These are all awful labels applied wrongfully and thoughtlessly to girls with ADHD. Learn the signs and symptoms of attentio deficit in girls, and save your daughter a lifetime of shame.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls can be hard to decipher, which is why it’s often overlooked and underreported by teachers. The following behaviors, occurring frequently and in various combinations, may indicate ADHD.
1. Daydreaming quietly in class.
2. Looking out the window while twirling her hair.
3. Picking at her cuticles often.
4. Feeling anxious and depressed (but not meeting the criteria of any diagnosable ...

ADHD Organization Tools You'll Use Everyday

ADHD Organization Tools You'll Use Everyday

on 02/14/2017 - 12:11 pm

We asked our readers: “What ADHD organization tools do you swear by – not at?” And they shared the best high-tech and low-tech solutions that help them everyday.

ADDitude asked adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD): What are the organization products or apps that you swear by -- not at? These days, ADDers have more high-tech options than they can shake a smartphone at. Here’s what keeps you on top of things.
"Evernote, a free cross-platform app, is the best tool of them all. I use it to make to-do lists, store contacts, clip interesting articles, webpages, and design ideas, and scan r ...

Having It All with Adult ADHD

Having It All with Adult ADHD

on 01/05/2017 - 11:40 am

After a midlife diagnosis and with help from an ADHD coach, this ADDer is on a mission to change, well, everything.
by Amy Wu


Randy Schwartz, a softball dad, dedicated family man, and a successful salesman at a company that markets energy-efficient lighting and power technologies, was diagnosed with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD ADHD) in 2006.
The year before, Schwartz’s ADHD symptoms had come to a head. He became increasingly forgetful and could not stay focused at work or in meetings. ADHD affected his home life as well.
“Our daughter and I joked that, whenever we would go someplace, we all had to wait for Randy to get in the c ...

Is It Time to Change Schools?

Is It Time to Change Schools?

on 12/06/2016 - 11:39 am

Sometimes changing to an ADHD-friendly school can make all the difference. An educational expert describes the options for parents of children who struggle at in the classroom.
by Susan Schwartz


Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can learn -- often as well as many of their classmates -- but when they struggle to manage their symptoms, they flounder in the classroom. One of my students, Joseph, was an active, creative 10-year-old, but before he received the appropriate ADD/ADHD treatments and ADD/ADHD school and classroom accommodations, he frequently called out in class and changed gears arbitrarily. He would gather his scattered materials and chat ...

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