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What Made December So Hard?

What Made December So Hard?

Trying to understand the unique needs of your child with a learning disability is hard to do. Communication becomes worse with fatigue and stress. Don’t judge yourself weeks later. Recognize that you were doing the best you could do at the time. That’s a lot,...

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How To Help A Child With Dyslexia At Home

How To Help A Child With Dyslexia At Home

Can your child with dyslexia improve his or her reading skills? Yes! In fact, it is easier, and more fun, than you think. You can improve your child's reading readiness in ways that feel like play. Let's start with a better understanding of reading readiness. It isn't...

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How Do I Help A Child With ADHD Focus?

How Do I Help A Child With ADHD Focus?

As an adult you know that the ability to pay attention and to control the content of your thinking is critical to a good life. When you pay attention, you feel good about reflecting who you are through your work, your relationships, and your contributions to this...

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Holistic ADHD Treatment

Holistic ADHD Treatment

Although it is interesting to ask your doctor why your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the more important question is, “What are you and your child prepared to do about it?” Holistic implies utilizing the whole individual, brain and...

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How To Do Christmas With Your Learning Disabled Child

How To Do Christmas With Your Learning Disabled Child

Every young family struggles at Christmas to keep the group calm and cooperative. Many years ago, my husband and I were just another typical family anticipating Christmas with our one and two-year-old children. That Christmas we had just moved ourselves with our two...

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Teachers And Winter Break

Teachers And Winter Break

I see you teachers, struggling to get report cards out on time. I watch you take on greater and greater responsibilities that keep your students, their parents, staff, and entire campus organized and happy. I watch you continue to pursue perfection in ensuring that...

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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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