Sunday, November 27, 2011


I was catching up on some reading this weekend and discovered a nice little article in the California Educator, our state (California Teachers Association/NEA magazine).  The post has a number of items that teachers/educators should know about ADD. 
This is the link to the direct article (digital version).
Text version of the article
California Teachers Association

Among the key ideas are:
  • this is a brain disorder--it's not that the students are trying to be annoying
  • larger class sizes make for more challenging circumstances for teachers
  • ADD/ADHD is the most common behavior disorder among children
  • self-regulation is a key deficit
  • these kids need "wiggle time"
  • article also covers teaching strategies, medication, and what life is like for someone who has the diagnosis
 Medline Plus reference and links on ADD
To learn more about ADD/ADHD, please visit the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder website at or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

1 comment:

Ron said...

This is my personal story of my ADD ADHD Self Help, Self Healing. My high school age son is also waking up to what's really going on too, and we both are doing great, no meds, no counseling, just insight and a willingness to be ourselves.