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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This detailed booklet describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood brain disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). These symptoms can make it difficult for a child with ADHD to succeed in school, get along with other children or adults, or finish tasks at home.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides a plethora of credible information on all aspects of protecting and improving quality health and wellness initiatives.


Frequently Asked Questions about Special Education

This webpage answers many frequently asked questions regarding special education issues - accommodations and modifications, advocacy, damages, discipline, due process hearings, progress, reading, parent-school relations, high-stakes testing, retention, No Child Left Behind, and other topics. You will find answers to many of your questions here.


Learning and Attention Issues - Types of Issues

This web page discusses various types of learning and attention issues and includes the following:

  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Dyslexia: Strategies you can try at Home
  • Dyslexia: What it is and What it isn't
  • Dysgraphia: What You're Seeing
  • Video: Inside the Dyslexic Brain

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council