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ADDitude Parent Resource Center

Tips for parents of children affected by ADHD!

Additude Magazine

Welcome to ADDitude, the leading destination for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. Founded in 1998 by Ellen Kingsley, an award-winning journalist with a unique ability to convey credible information with empathy and inspiration, ADDitude magazine has provided clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for almost 10 years. What will you find on ADDitude's site? There's so much: Practical information about raising children, including behavior and discipline strategies, help making and keeping friends, and organizing for success. Hundred of answers from ADDitude�s expert panel to difficult questions asked by real people living with ADHD or learning disabilities. Credible information for those just diagnosed or just starting treatment. Inspiring first-person life stories from people who share the emotions of their diagnosis and the strategies they followed after it to succeed. A community of individuals sharing tips and experiences with one another in ADDConnect. Education and learning resources to help students (and the teachers who work with them) with ADHD or learning differences succeed at school. The best organization tips anywhere to help you manage time and space management and get things done � at home, in the office. Explore the site, take part in our community, and check back often as we add new resources daily. Finally, we'd love to hear from you. Share your personal success tips here, add your story in ADDConnect, and write to our editors. We look forward to hearing from you. Susan Caughman(Publisher), Wayne Kalyn (Editor.)

Attention Talk Radio

The leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on ADHD and ADD including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Our weekly Internet radio podcasts provide support for ADHD and ADD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is topical with an emphasis on paying attention to what is being paid attention to and what isn't being focused on (paid attention to). The point is to put a spotlight on ATTENTION, the role it plays in determining what is obvious, and how it drives outcomes and to shift your paradigm (what you pay attention to), opening your mind to new solutions. The show is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or attention deficit disorder symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children with the symptoms of ADHD and ADD get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works. Listen to Attention Talk Radio online for help and information for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Lives in the Balance

About Lives in the Balance "The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains." Train in the Distance, Paul Simon Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, to advocate on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers and to provide free, web-based resources to help people understand these kids in ways that are more compassionate and accurate and help them in ways that are more effective. Lives in the Balance is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. The Directors of Lives in the Balance were chosen because of their commitment to Dr. Greene's approach and the compassionate treatment of children in a diverse array of settings, including schools, inpatient psychiatry units, residential facilities, juvenile corrections facilities, and outpatient mental health settings.

Misunderstood Minds

These are great resources in order to understand how a person with ADHD may feel in the given situation. Please realize that each child is in individual and therefore may have symptoms that express differently from one another. Visual Activity; Reading with Distractions; Auditory Activity; Listening to Directions; Attention Video: Too Much Attention?

Moms with ADD/ADHD

About Terry Matlen: Terry Matlen, M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Terry is a psychotherapist and consultant specializing in ADHD in adults, with a special focus on women. She is the author of the book, "Survival Tips for Women with ADHD" and is the founder/director of and ADD Terry also founded the social networking site, which she runs with her colleague, Tara McGillicuddy. She is the former Vice President and a board member of ADDA and is immediate past Coordinator of E. Oakland County CHADD (Michigan). Terry is the founder and moderator of the first internet mailing list for ADD professionals. She is also an active member of the Michigan Adolescent and Adult ADD Network for Professionals (MAAAN). Terry is certified through the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching as a Senior Certified Coach (SCAC) and along with Tara, runs online group coaching groups at She is also a community leader at the ADHD Allies Community on Facebook. A nationally recognized speaker on the topic, Terry has a passion for raising awareness of the special challenges for women with ADHD and the unique issues they face as parents when both they and their children have ADHD. Her professional interests also include advocating for children with special needs. Terry received a B.A. in Art Education, a M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and studied painting at the Art Student's League in NYC. She is licensed to practice in Michigan and New York. Married with 2 young adult children (one of whom has ADHD) Terry also has ADHD herself. In her spare time she likes to paint (and has shown her work extensively), play guitar and various other instruments, read and spend time with her family. You can contact Terry at: terry (at) momswithadd (dot) com.


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25 ADHD Resources on the Internet

ADHD Management Plan Page 1

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Sensory Processing Disorder Resources

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