Understanding ADD and ADHD What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? This is a question that I often get from parents and students, particularly those who have been recently diagnosed.  The simple answer, I tell them, is the “H”. Let’s take a closer look. ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder ADD is characterized primarily by the inability to sustain attention. Often times a student with ADD will exhibit satisfactory attention but only in short spurts.  Sitting in class or working on long assignments often prove very difficult for students with ADD.  Signs that a student may have ADD are: trouble taking… read more →