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Help for Adults with ADHD

Hi group members,

I just watched a short segment from an ABC news program where an adult woman with ADHD discusses her life challenges and the lessons she has learned.  It includes such advice as establishing and keeping a routine, using time management skills, planning ahead, eating a healthy diet, and using a workout program.

You can find the video at http://abc7.com/health/routine-is-key-for-those-with-adult-adhd/290546/  

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Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Hi group users,

According to national figures, 9% of people under age 18 and 4% of adults are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Adolescents boys are four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ADHD. Among adults the odds are evenly split.

Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in ADHD Adults

Nancie Payne, Ph.D., will be hosting the webinar, Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in ADHD Adults sponsored by ADDitude Magazine on June 12, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT).

Dr. Payne, is the president of LDA of America.  She is also the CEO/President of Payne & Associates, Inc., and specializes in working with children and adults with non-apparent disabilities.

In this free webinar, Dr. Payne will address the following topics:

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ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Incidence

Hi group members,
 
I post basic information about disability areas for those who are interested.  If there are any specific disability areas that I have not posted on as yet, feel free to email me and make the suggestion.

Symptoms of ADHD include a persistent inability to focus, being easily distracted, and being hyperactive.  Students who have been diagnosed with ADHD often have to keep moving.  That could include moving in their seats, tapping their feet, moving around the room, interrupting conversations, or any other type of movement.  

Children Taking Medications for ADHD

Hi group users,

I am always interested in disability incidence and prevalence figures.  As you watch the figures increase, you can get an idea of how that would change the percentage of students with disabilities that could enter our adult education classes.

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AD/HD Awareness Week: Addressing Myths, Diagnoses, and Treatments

Hi,
 
The following information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)  from the National Center for Learning Disabilities can be found at http://www.ncld.org/ld-insights/blogs/ad-hd-awareness-week-addressing-myths-diagnoses-and-treatments >
 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD Awareness Week

Hi group members,
 
I am starting a new discussion thread here on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).     
 
Do our users have students with ADHD in their adult education and literacy programs?  If so, please share some of your experiences.    
 
Thanks,
 
Rochelle Kenyon, Subject Matter Expert (SME)     
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