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 for much more. 

An Accurate ADHD Diagnosis for Children

on 11/02/2015 - 12:22 pm

Is it attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD)? A learning disability? Maybe it's depression or anxiety, a mild form of autism — or chronic fatigue resulting from a sleep disorder. Maybe it's a combination of things.
Getting an answer to the question "What's wrong with my child?" can be harder than many parents expect. So can arranging appropriate treatment. In fact, experts say, the process of resolving a child's behavioral and academic problems is relatively straightforward for only about one in five families.
Glenn Bevensee, of Northfield, New Jersey, counts himself among the lucky few. When the 47-year-old father of two began to suspect that his 12-year-old daughter, Krist ...

What You Need to Know about ADHD Coaching

on 10/27/2015 - 10:57 am

You're an adult with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) and you need to make a change.
You want to switch jobs or stop chronic disorganization and lateness, which have been hurting your marriage. Or perhaps your child needs help with completing the piles of homework he gets, now that he’s in middle school. The solution, in each case, may be to team up with an ADHD coach.
The key, of course, is finding the right one. “You need to be an educated consumer,” says Harold Meyer, co-founder of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), of New York City, and The A.D.D. Resource Center.
“You should know what you want to ...

"Dear Teacher"

on 12/10/2013 - 02:03 pm

Want to ensure a smoother start to the school year? Write a letter introducing your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD ADD) to his new teacher. Use our sample letter to create your own.BY ADDITUDE EDITORS

Writing a letter to introduce your child to his new teacher will help start the school year off right. You'll want to discuss your child's symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD), dyslexia, or other learning disabilities, his ADHD medication, if he takes one, as well as accommodations that have helped him succeed in the classroom. Here’s one parent’s letter, which may give you some ideas for creating your own.


To Zachary’ ...

Campfire Confidence: ADHD Summer Programs That Build Skills and Confidence

on 12/06/2013 - 03:38 pm

These ADHD summer camps offer more than canoe trips and S'mores. Here's how three ADHD boys built up self-esteem, social skills, organization, and academic strategies at sleep-away camps that made a difference.
By Melissa Orlov
Shira Nayman says that her son Lucas' ADHD makes him easily distracted, and that this inattention factors heavily in choosing a summer camp for him. "I wanted my son to have all the adventures that spirited boys enjoy, but in a safe environment. He's fun-loving and active, but I worried about his safety at a mainstream camp."

Distraction wasn't Shira's only consideration. Having him -- and his ADHD -- be accepted and appreciated were also high on her list ...

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