“We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”    Dr. Anderson is one of the more outspoken proponents of an idea that is gaining interest among some physicians. They are prescribing stimulants to struggling students in schools starved of extra money — not to treat A.D.H.D., necessarily, but to boost their academic performance.

Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School

ADHD or not, kids prescribed Adderall to boost school grades (Photo: Bryan Meltz for The New York Times)

The New Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. “We’re seeing a fad in evolution: Just as A.D.H.D. has been the diagnosis du jour for 15 years or so, this is the beginning of another,” said Dr. Allen Frances..."This is a public health experiment on millions of kids."

Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) Is it real?Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder - NYTimes.com.  Well written.   Dr. Maximilian Muenke, at the National Human Genome Research Institute, said that among identical twins, if one has A.D.H.D., the 2nd has an 80% chance of having it. (Among fraternal twins, the comparable figure is 20 to 30 percent, the same as for any siblings.)  The circumstances of modern life can give rise to the false belief that a culture full of electronics and multitasking imperatives creates the disorder.

Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder

Editorial Illustration by Ellen Weinstein from her illustration portfolios on Dripbook.

Overprescribed? There Are Other Options Since 1990, production of the medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has skyrocketed. Prescriptions of Ritalin alone have reached about 11 million a year.

6 Natural Remedies for ADHD

5 Natural Remedies for ADHD Overprescribed? There Are Other Options Since production of the medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has skyrocketed. Prescriptions of Ritalin alone have reached about 11 million a year.

Slow Cognitive Tempo (SCT): The Second Attention Disorder  - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit  ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT): Russel Barkley ADHD research.The Second Attention Disorder - Pinned by – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Slow Cognitive Tempo (SCT): The Second Attention Disorder.  Is Slow Cognitive Tempo the same as ADD Inattention?

Slow Cognitive Tempo (SCT): The Second Attention Disorder. Is Slow Cognitive Tempo the same as ADD Inattention?

12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD - I don't an attention disorder, but these are still good tips!

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oh my gosh yes. I dont have ADD attention deficit disorder. I have this isnt interesting enough to pay attention disorder. Understand the difference. SomeECards.

oh my gosh yes. I dont have ADD attention deficit disorder. I have this isnt interesting enough to pay attention disorder. Understand the difference. I actually have adhd, but you get the idea

The Inspired Treehouse - The following sensory strategies can help children who require more sensory input for paying attention.

Paying Attention: 30 Sensory Strategies

The Difference Between ADD and ADHD - This was a palm-to-forehead moment for me.

The Difference Between ADD and ADHD

This is easy to understand and very well written - ADD, ADHD, Adults, Hyperfocus, Hyperactivity it is all addressed in here.

ADHD at School: Teacher Resources and Tips  How teachers can help ADHD students shine in the classroom by fostering structure, routine, good communication, and fun.

How Teachers Can Help Every Student Shine

Link to ADDitude Magazine. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms, medication, treatment, information, help and diagnosis for ADD adults and parents of children with ADHD and learning disabilities from ADDitude magazine.

Friendship Circle Blog: 5 Great Picture Books for Children with Attention Disorders and Low Frustration Tolerance. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources http://pinterest.com/sostherapy.

5 Great Picture Books for Children with Attention Disorders and Low Frustration Tolerance

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can occur in children and adolescents but often persists into ad

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can occur in children and adolescents but often persists into adulthood

ADHD Adults and Distractions: Concentrating with White Noise | ADDitude - Attention Deficit Disorder Advice  | I don't think my son in particular has ADD but he does have a hard time completing his work (does great listening) so maybe white noise will help.

“Sounds Hammered My ADHD Brain Like Blows.”

October is ADHD Awareness Month. How much do you know about ADHD? Here are some common myths to help you understand ADHD better.

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