Solutions, Support, and Strategies Help Students with ADHD

Solutions, Support, and Strategies Help Students with ADHD

“The Body Affects the Brain as Much as the Brain Affects the Body.” Many students who have Attention deficit disorder/Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) are easily distracted, get angry quickly, experience mood swings and cannot focus and concentrate long enough to finish their work at school or at home.

Inattention in students with ADD/ADHD  will result in the following behaviors:

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Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Can a Child Have Both?

Is ADHD a Learning Disability? Can a Child Have Both?

What is Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What is a learning disability? Can a child have both? Yes, a person may have ADHD and a learning disability. If parents feel something is not right with their child’s behavior or development they must have him evaluated by a medical doctor as soon as possible because there are effective strategies to help children cope with challenges.

Often the first evaluations help rule out what the child may not have such as problems with hearing, eye sight, health issues, allergies, thyroid problems, etc. This post also has 5 ADHD Myths parents should be clear about. Not knowing what is preventing a child from succeeding in school is frustrating for parents, for the child and for his teachers.

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Anatomy of Special Needs Children by Masters-in-special-education.com

Anatomy of Special Needs Children by Masters-in-special-education.com

The majority of our readers are parents of special needs children. Raising children with challenging needs is not easy and the more others know about the many different needs these children have the more they will understand what their parents are going through. The Infographic that follows titled “The Anatomy of a Special Needs Child” lets you see very quickly all the different needs many children and their families deal with every day.

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How Is ADHD Diagnosed? by Tyler Clark

How Is ADHD Diagnosed? by Tyler Clark

If you have a child who seems to act out more than others or who has a difficult time concentrating on homework and other tasks it may be time to find out if they have ADHD.  ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and effects many child and even adults in our country. But how is this disorder diagnosed? Here are some things you and your doctor should be looking for.

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Hyperactive, Impulsive, Inattentive Children Often Become Adults with ADHD Too

Hyperactive, Impulsive, Inattentive Children Often Become Adults with ADHD Too

Hyperactive ~ Is your on-the-go child always on the brink of danger running and climbing, always in trouble, always fidgeting, always talking, wiggling and jiggling…?

Impulsive ~ Do you have a child whose teachers tell you he cannot sit still, he cannot stand in line, he cannot keep his hands to himself, he cannot stop blurting comments, he often has angry outburst and temper tantrums …?

Inattentive ~ Are you worried about your child who always seems to be dreaming, who is always behind in his school work, always seems to be late, to be moody, to be forgetful, and has, once more, lost or misplaced his homework, toys or books?

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How to Know if Your Special Needs Child has an Inclusive Education by Nicole Eredics

How to Know if Your Special Needs Child has an Inclusive Education by Nicole Eredics

Inclusive education is an approach to education that includes all learners, regardless of ability. It is not a program or teaching strategy. In fact, inclusive education is a school- wide philosophy that is practiced by all members of the school community. It’s benefits, too numerous to list, is regarded by special education experts, to be the gold-standard in delivering educational services to students with special needs.

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Carol Gray Social Story App – StoryMaker™ for Social Stories with Pictures,Text and Audio

Carol Gray Social Story App – StoryMaker™ for Social Stories with Pictures,Text and Audio

Folks behind our Special Needs Blog thank Carol Gray for informing us of StoryMaker™, the app for creating and presenting Social Stories™. StoryMaker is an app from HandHold Adaptive® and it includes exclusive content from Carol Gray, creator of the Social Stories methodology. The app is designed to help parents, educators and clinicians and is designed for an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The following press release from HandHold Adaptive tells you the complete story.

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Learning Tips For a Child With Dyslexia & ADHD: Through our Interview with Kristen DeBeer

Learning Tips For a Child With Dyslexia & ADHD: Through our Interview with Kristen DeBeer

I Believe in You: A Mother’s Message to Her Son with Learning Differences by Kristen DeBeer is one of those children’s books that make me wish, a little, that I was still teaching. I Believe in You would have been one of my favorite go-to children’s book to read to the class to open up discussions on various topics that upset some students. I would have made sure there were copies of I Believe in You in our school library and on my classroom book shelf. Why? In each grade level we have students facing challenges because of their learning differences that need to hear Kristen Debeer’s encouraging message.Their peers also have to hear how some children have learning differences and different strengths. They have to hear these lines taken from I Believe in You so they can understand. Understanding fosters acceptance and compassion.

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KidCompanions Chewelry: Qu’est-ce que c’est? Qui en a besoin?

KidCompanions Chewelry: Qu’est-ce que c’est? Qui en a besoin?

Vous voulez en savoir plus, mais en français, à propos de notre KidCompanions Chewelry? Pierrette et Lorna peuvent vous servir en français aussi. Vous pouvez nous écrire ou nous parler au téléphone en français. Pierrette a fait ses études à l’Université d’Ottawa et vécu dans cette belle région de notre pays pour quelques années. Lorna a enseigné en français  pour la commission scolaire CSAP. Alors, KidCompanions Chewelry: Qu’est-ce que c’est? Qui en a besoin? KidCompanions Chewelry est un accessoire mâchouillable pour les enfants, adolescents et adultes qui s’autorégulent en mâchant ou comme jouet antiagitation. En anglais on parle de “chewy” ou ” hand fidget”.

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Children with Special Needs: Benefits of Physical Activities and Adaptive Sports

Children with Special Needs: Benefits of Physical Activities and Adaptive Sports

It is an undisputed fact that young and old must strive for a healthy lifestyle. This means kids, teens and adults must keep mentally and physically fit. Children with special needs most definitely benefit from having a balance in all aspects of their life: social, physical, and mental. My post today will bring out the benefits of physical activity for a child with special needs and what is available to make this happen.

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Why Have an IEP? – Tips for Parents on Their IEP Role

Why Have an IEP? – Tips for Parents on Their IEP Role

Are you parenting a child with special needs? Has your child been evaluated and is eligible for special education?  Most likely he will receive individualized support through his IEP? What is an IEP? The IEP, Individualized Education Program, is a written document that’s developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education.

This post will focus on the following:

◘TIPS for Parents on Their IEP Role

◘Who Develops the IEP?

◘Why Have An IEP?

◘What is the Role of the Parents on the IEP Team?

◘Who Makes Up the IEP Team?

 The IEP identifies learning expectations that are modified and/or any accommodations and special education services needed to assist the student in achieving his or her learning expectations.  It is an ongoing planning-tool that must be reviewed and revised on a regular basis.