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GIFTED and ADD / ADHD

ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted
This article by James T. Webb and Diane Latimer provides information showing the similarities in behavior and hence the difficulty in diagnosing ADD or ADHD in the gifted population. (Includes references.)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC Digest #522).
http://www.cec.sped.org/digests/e522.htm

Gifted But Learning Disabled: A Puzzling Paradox
Susan Baum's 1990 article includes info about the difficulties in identification as well as conflicting quidelines, which in some cases preclude a dual diagnosis. Provides curricular guidelines to assist professionals in developing programs that will meet the needs of these students.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERIC Digest #E479)
http://www.cec.sped.org/digests/e479.htm

Diagnosing ADD in Gifted Children: Some Words of Caution
A careful diagnostic evaluation is especially important when dealing with what appears to be attention-deficit disorder in gifted individuals. This paper by Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D. presents a thorough discussion of a process called differential diagnosis which is used to differentiate ADD or ADHD from other conditions.
Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D.
http://www.concentric.net/~skiplac/gifted.html

Why Do So Many Smart Children With ADD Fail In Our Public Schools?
This article by Thom Hartmann clearly explains why our schools so frequently misdiagnose gifted kids as having ADD/ADHD, why children who are both gifted and ADD are almost always labeled as ADD while their giftedness is ignored, and why GT/ADD students hit a crisis point in secondary school because they lack basic organizational strategies and study skills . The author also challenges the the educational establishment to fund programs directed toward our best and brightest students.
Thom Hartmann
http://www.mythical.net/whydoso.html

The Coincidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Creativity
This paper by Bonnie Cramond, Ph.D. includes examples of creative individuals whose behavior could also be interpreted as the inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; includes selected references.
Teresa Gallagher
http://borntoexplore.org/adhd.htm

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GENERAL RESOURCES

ADHD - Taking Control Through Knowledge
Info, articles, Problem Solving Worksheet, tips on developing social and problem solving skills, etc. Subscribe to the FREE monthly newsletter, ADDed Attractions.
Brandi Valentine
http://adhdnews.com/

Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
This is the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement, and includes credits and resource listings. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) also provides an extensive ADHD Bibliography.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
http://odp.od.nih.gov/consensus/cons/110/110_statement.htm

ADHD
Site includes INDEXED sections on:
  • Ask the Expert -- consumer and professional questions
  • Articles from: Healthier You and Psychiatric Times
  • Links to related sites
Mental Health InfoSource
http://www.mhsource.com/disorders/adhd.html

Resources on ADD
Resource listings include:
  • What is Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADD Organizations
  • ADD and Children / ADD and Adults
  • General Resources on ADD / Resources for Parents / for Teachers
  • ADD and Medication
  • ADD Conferences, Forums, Canadian Resources on ADD, etc.
UVa Special Education Web Site
http://aace.virginia.edu/curry/dept/cise/ose/categories/add.html

Attention Deficit Disorder WWW Archive
There are some outdated links on this site but also lots of useful info, just be aware and don't get distressed when you can't connect...
compiled by Meng Wong;   hosted by D. Steven Ledingham
http://www.azstarnet.com/~ask/net/ADD_archive.html

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER - in Children & Adolescents
The ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER ONTARIO FOUNDATION provides an outstanding overview; reading list and other resources are also included. The ADDO Foundation Site also provides info about adult and parent support groups in the Toronto (Ontario) area.
ADDO Foundation
http://www.addofoundation.org/info.htm

General ADD Information
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.) is a nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and those who care for them. This page provides links to a number of articles. Also, check CH.A.D.D. Online! for information about the organization and other links.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
http://www.chadd.org/general.htm

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children and adults
This highly informative site, compiled by a physician, is about the TRIAD of Inattention, Hyperactivity, and Impulsivity which affects 3-10% of children; up to 50% of these individuals have persisting symptoms into adulthood.
Margie C. Sweeney, M.D.
http://tamingthetriad.com/

ADD and Challenged Individuals
Includes introductory narrative with hyperlinks. Also see the extensive Site Contents for abundant resources.
The Cox Family
http://www.concentric.net/~skiplac/challeng.html

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A variety of articles, quizzes, and other resources (pre-school through adult).
Family Education Network
http://familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,5-2446,00.html

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The National Institute of Mental Health provides this booklet of information; includes section on Sources of Information and Support, as well as:
  • Symptoms, possible causes, accompanying disorders
  • Identification & diagnosis
  • Educational options
  • Treatment
  • Current research
Sharyn Neuwirth, M.Ed
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/adhd.htm

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
People with ADD can have real difficulty establishing and maintaining long-term relationships. This article presents suggestions to help children develop friendships, gain acceptance and cope successfully in life. Includes links to additional resources.
Library Publications
http://www.winternet.com/~publish/add.htm

30 Tips on Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder
Based on 50 Tips on the Classroom Management of Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey,MD. These tips are directly from Hallowell and Ratey with only slight modifications in wording as they apply to the home situation. From Elaine M. Gibson's page: Difficult, Hard to Raise Children: Do they come that way?, which provides support and info for parents.
Elaine M. Gibson
http://www.smu.edu/~egibson/Hallowelltips.html

When Your Grandchild Has Attention Deficit Disorder
An outstanding article by Glenn Brynes, MD & Carol E. Watkins, MD that clearly explains ADD/ADHD and makes useful suggestions for family members.
Northern County Psychiatric Associates
http://www.ncpamd.com/grandchildren.htm

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ADULTS and ADD / ADHD

What's It Like To Have ADD?
This article hits it exactly! ADD from the adult perspective; includes some of the hopeful and positive aspects of this "disorder".
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
http://www.azstarnet.com/~ask/article/hall_like.html

Welcome to my ADD~venture
Examples of the joys of living with ADD as well as numerous links to other sources of information.
Kathie Peter
http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/2495/index.html

Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults
Includes:
  • Symptoms of ADD in Adults
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Suggested Resources
HelpLink / RTVC
http://www.namb.net/helplink/add-adlt.htm

THE FOUR S's: A Comprehensive Program for Coaching People With ADD
This article by Sue Coleman, CPPC and Susan Sussman, M.Ed. details the comprehensive FOUR S's approach, which focuses on Structure, Support, Skills and Strategies, in working effectively with ADD/ADHD clients.
Thanet ADDers
http://www.adders.org/info9.htm

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Diagnosis, Coping and Mastery
An outstanding article by Jennifer Neeman, PhD which clearly explains a number of critical elements in better understanding adults with ADD/ADHD such as misdiagnosis, impact on work and social interactions, as well as associated problems such as substance abuse and depression.
Northern County Psychiatric Associates
http://www.ncpamd.com/AdultADD.htm

Fifty Tips On The Management Of Adult ADD
A lengthy excerpt from the book, Answers to Distraction, by Edward M Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. (published by Pantheon Books, 1995).
Includes sections on:
  • Insight And Education
  • Performance Management
  • Mood Management
  • Interpersonal Life
Mediconsult.com Limited
http://www.mediconsult.com/mc/mcsite.nsf/condition/add~Educational+Material~GYCG-47YQTF

A.S.K about ADD
Adults Seeking Knowledge about ADD provides extensive resources and information for ADD Adults; site Includes:
  • Behaviors and Diagnosis
  • ADD Adult Self-Help and Support Groups
  • Articles and Creative Writing from ADD Adults
  • Resources and Links
D. Steven Ledingham
http://www.azstarnet.com/~ask/sled_map.html

Social Skills: The Bottom Line for Adult LD Success
Article by Marnell L. Hayes, includes info on:
  • Social Skills Deficits
  • Strategies for Early Intervention at Home
  • Types of Social Skills Affecting Adult LD Success
NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/social_skills/social-1.html

Coming out of the Messy Closet
This article by Marilyn Mets includes info about the difficulties women with ADD face as well as the specific gender issues, relating to the diagnosis and treatment of women, which have been overlooked.
ADD-Toronto
http://www.add-toronto.org/art_add_women.html

ADD in the Workplace Juggling the Dual Responsibilities of Home and Work
Focuses on Women and ADD and why their struggle with attentional issues may be much more daunting than that faced by the majority of men; includes specific tips and many helpful suggestions.
ADDvance Magazine
http://www.addvance.com/article11.html

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DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Description of diagnostic criteria, research, booklets, and articles. Site also includes EXTENSIVE LINKS to other resources on the Internet.
Phillip W. Long, M.D.
http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-ch01.html

How to recognise ADHD
Detailed behavioral markers. Site also provides excellent info, with specific suggestions, for effectively parenting a child with ADD:
Gail Miller
http://home.freeuk.net/theadhdgazette/recognise.html

Understanding and Identifying Children with AD/HD
This Policy Brief by Appalachia Educational Laboratory, researched and written by Soleil Gregg, provides a clear overview of diagnosis -- the First steps to effective Intervention. The AD/HD Information Library provides numerous other useful resources.
ADDNet UK
http://www.web-tv.co.uk/identify.html

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TEACHER RESOURCES

ADHD - A Teacher's Story
Includes suggestions for class structure and teaching style which may help these students (and all others) succeed in school.
Indiana University - The Center for Adolescent Studies   Teacher Talk
http://education.indiana.edu/cas/tt/v3i2/addteach.html

"Saving Grace"
Handling ADD in The Classroom; includes links to other resources.
Article by Marna Poole ~~ Education World
http://www.education-world.com/articles/news1.html

Articles and Information
Numerous articles on ADD/ADHD, including:
KidSource Online / Feingold Association
http://www.kidsource.com/feingold/

That Kid Who Drives You Crazy!
This is a story for teachers. Also available, a nicely annotated listing of Relevant Research and a story for parents: Color Johnny Hyperactive.
The Feingold Association of the United States
http://www.feingold.org/johnny.shtml

50 Tips on the Classroom Management of Attention Deficit Disorder
Tips for teachers from a paper by Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey MD.
Steven J. Foust; from the ADD Forum on CompuServe
http://www.enteract.com/~peregrin/add/50tips.html

Labels Can Last a Lifetime
The author of The Myth of Attention Deficit Disorder urges caution and offers many reasons why specific behavior may NOT be a disorder or require medication. Inlcudes teaching strategies and suggestions for modifying the school and home environment.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong
http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/articles/Labels.txt

ADD Activities and Strategies
Outstanding suggestions for classroom management.
Indiana University - The Center for Adolescent Studies   Teacher Talk
http://education.indiana.edu/cas/tt/v3i2/addtips.html

Teaching Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Update 1998
Provides the diagnostic criteria for ADD/ADHD, specific suggestions for classroom structure and teacher-student interactions; extensive references and resources are also provided. Topics include:
  • Assessing Attention Span or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
  • Establishing a proper learning environment
  • Giving instructions and assignments to students
  • Modifying behavior and enhancing self-esteem
The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education (#E569)
http://www.cec.sped.org/digests/e569.htm

How Schools Can Help ADD/ADHD Children
Specific suggestions for suitable ways to restructure the classroom environment to facilitate learning for those with ADD/ADHD.
Caroline Hensby of Thanet ADDers
http://www.adders.org/info16.htm

The Instant Access Treasure Chest
The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities would be useful to any educator, parent, etc. who wants information about effective techniques for use with a variety of learners. Sections include:
  • Assistive Technology
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Auditory Deficits / Visual Deficits
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning Styles
  • Teaching Students with Disabilities
Sonja Moore, Virginia Commonwealth University.
http://www.fln.vcu.edu/ld/ld.html

Abuse it -- Lose it
Logical Consequences for Teaching Self-Control to Mischievous Children
David Keirsey
http://keirsey.com/abuselose.html

GENERAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
Includes a section on Disability-Related Information for the General Classroom Teacher
compiled by Sarah (Pleasant) Blake
http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/9641/sped.html

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STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

ADHD - The Good, the Bad, & the Hidden -- A Student's Thoughts
Some things for teachers and students, both with ADHD and without it, to consider; includes a description of what the student experiences and hidden benefits; suggested guidelines for classroom teachers; suggestions for students with ADHD.
Keenan Bosworth   Teacher Talk
http://education.indiana.edu/cas/tt/v3i2/keenan.html

Jamie - Trying to Fit In: A Former Student's Perspective
What ADD feels like is described by using a clear analogy; advice on how to help a child with ADD.
Jamie Cashin   Teacher Talk
http://education.indiana.edu/cas/tt/v3i2/jamie.html

Succeeding in College with ADD at 30, 40, 50 ? -- YES!
Jennifer Bramer's article provides hope for adults contemplating a return to the academic world. Discusses co-existing conditions that make this transition especially challenging and provides insights and suggestions for coping successfully.
ADDvance Magazine
http://www.addvance.com/article4.html

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ADHD ONLINE TESTS & ASSESSMENTS

ADD or ADHD???
Attention Deficit or Proficiency -- Try this on-line questionnaire to determine your ATTENTION PROFICIENCY QUOTIENT
The BrainTainment Center
http://www.brain.com/iq/addtest.cgi

Online Attention Deficit Disorder Test
Do You Have ADD? Short set of Yes/No questions to help you determine whether it might be ADD!
NYU Department of Psychiatry and Attention Deficit Disorder Center
http://www.med.nyu.edu/Psych/addc/addscr.htm

ADHD: Is This Your Child?
A short (five question) multiple-choice quiz.
Family Education Network
http://familyeducation.com/quiz/0,1399,2-2744,00.html

Self-Rating Scale for ADHD Girls - Inattentive Type
Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D. and Patricia Quinn, M.D. have developed this rating scale after years of clinical experience. It is intended as a way to assist parents, teachers and clinicians in better understanding the issues faced by with girls with ADD.
ADDvance Magazine
http://www.addvance.com/article7.html

One A.D.D. Place - The Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD & LD) Community Hub
A "virtual neighborhood" consolidating in ONE PLACE information and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders (LD); includes:
  • Treasure Chest:
    General Adult A.D.D. Symptom Checklist
    Values and Lifestyles Questionnaire
    Multiple Intelligences
  • "It’s Your Chemistry" ~~ the biochemical basis and possible solution.
  • Community Library ~~ Articles, Papers, Books, FAQs and Other References
One A.D.D. Place.
http://www.oneaddplace.com/

Jasper/Goldberg Adult ADD Screening Examination
This is a screening examination for Adult ADD was develped by Larry Jasper and Ivan Goldberg. It is not a diagnostic test. This checklist is useful as one component of a thorough examination.
Steven J. Foust
http://www.enteract.com/~peregrin/add/addtest.txt

ADD Screening Checklist (for women)
This screening checklist may be helpful to women who supect they may have Attention Deficit Disorder; although everyone experiences these feelings at times, those with ADD tend to have them more severely. See if these characteristics sound familiar, then explore the other resources's on Sari's site.
Sari Solden
http://www.sarisolden.com/html/screen.html

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MEDICATION & TREATMENT

LEARNING DISABILITIES
The National Institute of Mental Health provides this booklet of information; includes section on Sources of Information and Support, as well as:
  • Types of learning disabilties; possible causes
  • Initial identification; formal diagnosis
  • Educational options; use of medication
  • Current research
Sharyn Neuwirth, M.Ed
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/learndis.htm

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Decade of the Brain
This Contents Listing provides numerous resources, including:
  • Use of Stimulant Drugs
  • Medication and Self-Esteem
  • Myths About Stimulant Medication
  • Controversial Treatments
Mediconsult.com Limited
http://www.mediconsult.com/mc/mcsite.nsf/condition/add~Educational+Material~GYCG-47YQD2

Medication Charts
Provides general information about medications (by class) as well as specifics, including: Clinical Indications, Dosing, Precautions, Side Effects, Contraindications, Drug Interactions.
Margie C. Sweeney, M.D.
http://tamingthetriad.com/medications.html

Methylphenidate
Drug monograph for Ritalin; including:
  • Pharmacology
  • Indications / Contraindications
  • Warnings / Precautions / Adverse Effects
  • Overdose / Dosage
Phillip W. Long, M.D.
http://www.mentalhealth.com/drug/p30-r03.html

Methylphenidate (Ritalin) -- Research
Extensive annotated listing of research into the uses and effects of methylphenidate (Ritalin).
Phillip W. Long, M.D.
http://www.mentalhealth.com/drugrs/p33-r03.html

Why to Avoid Ritalin®
Ritalin side effects from the Physicians' Desk Reference® as well as an excerpt from "The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs" showing that the use of Ritalin® is not without potential side effects and warrants careful thought.
Healthy Source
http://www.healthysource.com/ritalin.html

CYLERT (pemoline)
Notice of important labeling changes from Abbott (in part):   "Because of its association with life threatening hepatic failure, CYLERT should not ordinarily be considered as first line drug therapy for ADHD." Liver function monitoring is advised and written informed consent should be obtained.
FDA MedWatch
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/1999/cylert.htm

Homeopathic & Herbal Treatments
An outstanding hyperlinked listing of possible natural remedies for use with ADD/ADHD.
Thanet ADDers Web site
http://www.adders.org/natrem.htm

Color Johnny Hyperactive
A story for parents. A nicely annotated listing of Relevant Research is also available.
The Feingold Association of the United States
http://www.feingold.org/johnny.shtml

Natural Therapies to Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
In this article, ADHD: The Classroom Epidemic, Luise Light states that, while most doctors prescribe Ritalin, some physicians believe ADHD is caused by food allergies. Diet and homeopathic treatments are discussed; detailed information about herbal alternatives is provided.
WebMD [from the Vegetarian Times ]
http://my.webmd.com/content/dmk/dmk_article_3961438

Diet, ADHD, and Behavior
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released a report showing that Diet May Trigger Adverse Behavior in Children. CSPI's urges trying specific dietary changes as an alternative BEFORE resorting to drugs such as Ritalin.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
http://www.cspinet.org/diet.html

Feingold Association® Elimination Diet
For people with food sensitivities and children with ADD; also: Natural Tips for Hyperactive and Learning Impaired Children
Feingold Association®
http://www.energywave.com/feingold_association_elimination.htm

Taking the Hype Out of Hyperactivity
This article from Food Insight (Winter 1988) discusses the Feingold Elimination Diet and the claims that food additives, colorings, or preservatives cause hyperactivity.
The International Food Information Council Foundation
http://ificinfo.health.org/insight/hyper.htm

A.D.D. Is Heady Stuff
Marilyn Mets' article touches on several important issues in the treatment of ADD/ADHD and also includes an important caution regarding the use of herbs such as St. Johns Wort (classified as an MAOI inhibitor).
ADD-Toronto
http://www.add-toronto.org/art_heady_stuff.html

The Myth of Attention Deficit Disorder
Includes 50 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion as well as many reasons why specific behavior may NOT be a disorder or require medication; links to numerous other articles are included in the list of resources, including 50 Ways to Bring Out Your Child's Best.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong
http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/myth_add_adhd.htm

Born to Explore! The Other Side of ADD
This site explores the concept that "attention deficit disorder" is actually just the expression of natural temperamental traits shared by many creators of all kinds (inventors, researchers, artists, writers, etc.) and is devoted to providing alternative views of attention deficit disorder (ADD and ADHD). Go directly to the Disorganized Table of Contents, if you wish (it's actually a very useful descriptive listing of the materials available on the site).
Teresa Gallagher
http://borntoexplore.org/

Abuse of the ADD Label
A well-written article reminding us that children should not be medicated just because their behavior may be inconvenient or occasionally inappropriate and urges that effective parenting and teaching strategies, coupled with effective behavior management methods, be utilized.
Thomas J. Zirpoli, Ph.D.
http://www.1adventure.com/Law/Persafety/abuse.htm
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