(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Attention Deficit Disorder (or "ADD"): This term describes a lifelong developmental disability that can first be detected in infancy, early childhood or even in adolescence, and which affects a child's ability to concentrate and control impulses and behavior. A child who has ADD is not hyperactive,... [more
From Emotions to Advocacy: The Parent's Journey
Worry. Sadness. Fear. Guilt. Helplessness. Anger. Confusion. Disappointment. More worry. Parenting has always encompassed difficult periods - times when parents feel concerned and confused - sleepless nights when they worry about how well they are fulfilling their responsibilities to...
Florida State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Bob Graham (D) 524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3041; (202) 224-5621 (TTY) (202) 224-2237 (Fax) E-mail: email@example.com Web: http://graham.senate.gov Honorable Bill Nelson (D) 716 Hart... New Jersey State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Frank Lautenberg (D) 825A Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3224 (202) 224-8567 (Fax) Web: http://lautenberg.senate.gov Honorable Jon Corzine (D) 502 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510... Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Every year the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) receives thousands of requests for information about the diagnosis, educational programming, and special needs of children and youth with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). Over the past few years, PDD has...
ADD drug use continues to rise among MLB players
The authorized use of drugs to treat attention deficit disorder continues to rise among Major League Baseball players, according to statistics included in a report released Friday. The Attention Deficit Disorder Gift List
What are the "gifts" of Attention Deficit Disorder? Each of us has a different definition of what we consider as a gift. In the Attention Deficit Forum at BellaOnline, we generated a list of some of the "gifts" of ADD. The result is an often quirky list of traits that can enrich... Chris Brown depressed before violent meltdown, officials say
Chris Brown has attention deficit disorder and suffered from depression earlier this year when a judge gave him another 1,000 hours of community labor, according to his latest probation report. Why Some People Outgrow ADD
A widely held belief was that children grow out of their ADD. Some physicians still believe this. Is this speculation really true? New research is showing that not everybody grows out of Attention Deficit Disorder. Whether a person does or not might depend on the thickness of their brain's...
Disabilities and Disorders
August 11, 2008, 7:47 pm
There are many disorders and disabilities listed in children’s profiles and some of the terminology can be very confusing. This series of blogs is intended to help take some of the mystery out of the terms that you read and help you evaluate if you want to pursue a placement.
Anemia – Anemia... It Was Not a Passive Aggressive Act
April 24, 2008, 7:36 pm
I just commented on one of Marie’s blogs last week about this, “It's Not Always About Adoption!” I confessed to Marie that after 14 years of foster care and adoption I sometimes still cannot tell the difference between an adoption issue and a child issue. I made the wrong call today, a couple of... Unforeseen Cell Phones Danger for Children
April 15, 2008, 6:49 pm
We have all heard about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving a car. Some metropolitan areas have made it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving because of the many related accidents. Last week I wrote a blog on the dangers of brain tumors associated with cell phone use....