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How Can I Help My Teenager With ADHD?

How Can I Help My Teenager With ADHD?

Not infrequently, young adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can have a string of bad luck while in high school. Usually it’s a little unexpected, as some good luck with good grades can happen for a period of time and then a series of forgotten...

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How Can I Help My ADHD Child That Always Complains Of Boredom?

How Can I Help My ADHD Child That Always Complains Of Boredom?

“I’m bored,” says the child. Every parent in the world wants to roll their eyes when their child says this. The parent wishes that they had time in their own day to actually be bored! Boredom comes in many forms. Sometimes children with ADHD are bored because they...

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ADHD Tools For The Classroom

ADHD Tools For The Classroom

Students with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) work at a different pace from their same-age peers. They are often speeding ahead without proper instruction or distracted and falling behind. Teachers will speak of problems with the student’s...

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How To Help Autistic Students Focus At School

How To Help Autistic Students Focus At School

These ideas are brought to you by your everyday teacher. I am grateful to have worked with such knowledgeable and compassionate educators. They have taught me a lot over the 30 years. I’ve had the fun of working in schools as an occupational and physical therapist....

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How Does Autism Affect Your Child?

How Does Autism Affect Your Child?

Toddlers with autism spectrum disorder are often able to demonstrate their intelligence in one area, but seem unable to manage themselves in simple tasks.  Many times these young children need to have things "just right".  The right clothing, the right volume of...

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Cause And Effect – How To Help Children With Phobias

Cause And Effect – How To Help Children With Phobias

The "early years" classrooms, such as kindergarten and 1st grade, are fun classrooms where students really take an interest in learning. Some students, however, seem to learn about their world at a different rhythm, pace, or method than other students.  Usually the...

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Sensory Rooms

Sensory Rooms

What Is A Sensory Room? A lot of school campuses are adopting the concept of a sensory room to be made available to students needing a quiet place to calm themselves for further learning.  Usually two types of student bodies are recognized as those that would benefit...

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder that has a huge range of characteristics. Doctors will sometimes refer to these individuals "on the spectrum". The doctors mean that the child has behaviors that fall within a cluster of problems.  Children and adults on...

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Autism in the Kindergarten Classroom

Autism in the Kindergarten Classroom

Every single kindergarten student, whether they are a typical learner or a more unique and an atypical learner, each young student will process this new place and their new friends in their own way. Some reach and touch, some watch and listen and others test their...

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Hyperactivity In Middle School

Hyperactivity In Middle School

Middle school students with ADHD frequently have a very limited awareness of their "out-of-stepness", so much so that they wonder what their teachers are tying to address when they say "slow down".  These students are unaware of the difference of their responses as...

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HOW TO HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA: A Dyslexia Reading Program

HOW TO HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA: A Dyslexia Reading Program

The old fashion eye charts that used to hang on the doctor’s wall provides an excellent example of a dyslexia reading exercise.  The classic eye chart requires patients to tell the doctor the correct letter, the direction it faces, and if the letter is upper or lower...

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How To Cure Autism

How To Cure Autism

The symptoms of autism can be lessened by developing an understanding of how the environment impacts an individual with autism spectrum disorder.  We perceive our environment through our sensory system and then change our behavior based on what's going on around us. ...

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How To Explain Autism To A Child

How To Explain Autism To A Child

You’ve taught yourself and your spouse all about autism spectrum disorder. You’ve carefully explained ASD to your friends and family. So now comes the question, how do you explain autism to your child with autism? Children with autism spectrum disorder become...

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How To Handle Kids With Autism

How To Handle Kids With Autism

Typical children learn by mimicking adults and those around them in order to understand social communication.  Children with autism tend to have difficulty mimicking the action and behaviors of others.  They also have difficulty placing themselves in the context of...

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