Music Therapy and ADHD

Does Music Therapy for the ADHD mind really work? Can it help a child who has difficulty sleeping at night?


Pros and cons of Spanglish use

Originally posted on La Güera Pecosa:
–- This post was originally written in Spanish.  Scroll down in this post for the English translation! –- Spanglish es la combinación del inglés y español.  Se escucha más con inmigrantes hispanos quienes tienen mucho tiempo viviendo en EUA; también se escucha con sus hijos y nietos. He…

Developmental Delays and Educational Success

–Delana H. Stewart Have you noticed or have others commented to you that your baby, preschooler, or school-aged child is several months or more behind his peers? Does your son or daughter exhibit delayed motor skills, delayed speech, unusual mannerisms or obsessions? Keys to Success Early Detection According to Dr. Linda Kreger Silverman, author of…

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Build a Better Brain

–Delana H. Stewart Of my huge stack of education books to read this year, I just finished Teaching with the Brain in Mind by Eric Jensen.  The author gives an easy to understand explanation of how the brain works and how to interpret brain research. He also provides educators, parents, and students with interesting and…

The Reading Road to Speaking Right — Speech and Language Development

–Delana S Last month, I attended a workshop presented by speech pathologist Joy Dowdy. In her presentation regarding speech and language development, she stressed the importance of reading to your child. She also shared developmental language milestones and common speech errors, as well as offering some tips on ways to correct those errors. The milestones…

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Bringing Up Children Bilingually

—Delana H Stewart Recently, Dr. John Landon presented a workshop on Bilingualism and Multilingualism at an AERC family education conference. Dr. Landon was Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Edinburgh until his retirement in 2005. He is an international expert on bilingualism and bilingual education, having worked in many European…

Help for Children with Central Auditory Language Processing Disorders (The sources for the following information are provided in links or brackets after the given information.  More information can be found by clicking on the links given in this article.) What is CAPD/CALPD/APD and what are the symptoms? Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a learning disability that can cause a child to have…

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Developmental Delay, Learning Disability, or Neurological Disorder

Much misunderstanding, even among professionals, occurs because of an unclear use of terminology regarding developmental delays, learning disabilities, and neurological spectrum disorders. Many people use these terms interchangeably. Though overlap often appears among the three, distinct differences also exist. Parents, counselors, teachers, school administrators, medical professionals, and especially today’s children will reap great benefits from investigating a clearer understanding of learning needs.