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Attention Deficit Disorder
Students with ADD experience college life in many ways just as other students do. However, ADD makes life at college just a bit different. Learn how to make your time in college productive and success

A College Syllabus and Students with ADD star
Students who have not been exposed to the syllabus in previous educational settings might think that it is just another piece of paper. They would be wrong! A syllabus is an essential tool for any college student, but especially for a student with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Bombing a College Test with ADD star
When you have Attention Deficit Disorder and bomb a college exam, it can seem like a dark cloud is hanging over your whole life. Many students feel like they are in a hole that they cannot possibly get out of. How can you avoid the epic test bomb or salvage your grade, if that becomes necessary?

College Academic Success with ADD star
People with ADD/ADHD have difficulty with executive functioning, which impacts implementation and monitoring of their academic plans. Since these skills don't come naturally to us, we need to explicitly plan our road to academic success in college. Here are some pointers on how to do that.

College First Semester Pain and ADD star
While college freshmen with Attention Deficit Disorder start their first year full of energy and hope, by mid-semester they are often bogged down in the abyss of academic struggles. Are they there to stay? Can they dig out? What can be done to salvage the academic semester?

College Freshman Failure with ADD star
You sent your child with Attention Deficit Disorder off to college with a shiny new wardrobe, lots of advice, and full of hope. When December rolled around, the totality of the fiasco hit you in the face. Your child with ADD made a shambles out of the first semester in college. What do you do now?

College Freshman Problems and ADD star
As students with Attention Deficit Disorder go off to college for the first time, there is a huge transition from high school work to college studies. Also, they lose their support system that often cues them to do those tasks that are essential. How can a student take charge of his college life?

College Graduation and ADD star
Congratulations! You are graduating from college! Your road has not been smooth. However, you persevered, learned to plan, and found your own study style. Because you cared and worked hard, you are graduating. Let's collect all of that learning to get you ready for your big launch into the world.

College Life with ADD star
Build college success! When students with ADD go to college, many of them have difficulty that is related to their Attention Deficit Disorder. This category on the ADD site will explore the many facets of succeeding in college with Attention Deficit Disorder.

College Living with Attention Deficit Disorder star
Many students with Attention Deficit Disorder plan to go to college. Yes, planning is the key for a successful college experience! What kind of living situation makes sense for a kid with ADD? That depends on the kid, and they should reflect on their needs to find their best living circumstances.

College Organizational and Learning Tools for ADD star
In college, folks with Attention Deficit Disorder learn how to organize large amounts of class material. You can be highly successful in college. Hard work & the tools that the college provides, like the syllabi & online learning platform, along with your academic calendar, brings you success.

College Resources for Students with ADD star
Starting college is an exciting time filled with new adventures. Sometimes peril rides right along with those adventures when you have ADD. Structures that helped you be successful in your high school career will be left behind, so you will have to build some new personal and academic scaffolding.

College Students Misusing ADD Drugs star
A new study from the University of South Carolina did a meta-analysis of 30 studies involving the misuse of ADD/ADHD medications like Adderall and methylphenidate by college students. After crunching the numbers, the study found that 1 in 6 or 17% of college students misuse stimulant drugs.

College Students with Depression and ADD star
What happens when a college student with ADD is away from home and has depression? How do they get through the experience without their natural support system? Here are some thoughts about what they can do to help themselves.

Complex Learning in College with ADD star
A significant number of people with ADD also have learning disabilities. These learning difficulties work together with Attention Deficit Disorder to make acquiring new complex skills in college classes a challenging task. This article has practical tips to help students learn those complex skills.

Planning for College with ADD star
Students with Attention Deficit Disorder who want to go to college need to start planning long before their senior year in high school. Early planning may make the difference between a painful affair or a positive experience.

Safer Driving for Teens with ADD star
A recent study, published by JAMA Pediatrics, examined the records of youth with and without Attention Deficit Disorder in New Jersey. They were looking at risk statistics concerning young drivers, without and with ADD, and when they obtained their driver's licenses and had their first crash.

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