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ADD and Things Kids Say

–-Delana H. Stewart Sometimes it is nice to know you are not alone in child raising, parenting, educating, and/or dealing with children who have ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, other learning challenges or neurological disorders. Three years ago in 2010, I wrote the following post. *********************************************************************************************************************************** With my teenagers now out of the house, much of…

Moving Education from Potential to Kinetic: Helping Right-brain Learners and Others who learn differently

By Delana H Stewart The school year is over and my nine-year-old bundle of energy is with me 24/7.  Letting her veg the day away in front of videos would waste time and brain cells, so I was faced with the challenge of how to engage her hour by hour and teach her ways to…

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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…

Rock-n-Learn

By: Delana S Do you have a child who is struggling in reading or spelling? Are phonics difficult? My child has been struggling in this area, so I recently bought her a dvd called Rock-n-Learn Phonics. She has only been viewing it for a few weeks and has improved greatly in her ability to retain…

Brain Development of Youth

Delana S Recently, I watched a video interview of Dr. Daniel Amen on the topic of brain development.  This was one lecture in a series of counseling lectures by various authors to fulfill the requirement of a counseling course.  It did not surprise me that this particular lecture especially fascinated me, as our family recently…

Recognizing Learning Disabilities

A Biblical Perspective By: Bev We don’t have any record of children with learning disabilities in the Bible, but we do have three examples of children who were set apart before birth and their parents were asked to raise them differently: Jesus—born of a virgin and the Son of the Most High, Samson and John…

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Helping ADD/ADHD Students Learn Effectively

Article by Elizabeth “Beth” V. Freeman Licensed Independent Social Work – Clinical & Advanced Practice Much has been said about the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Many parents and teachers seek new ways to teach children with deficits in focusing for extended periods of time and attending to…

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Diagnosing ADD/ADHD

By: Beverly S As a public school educator for 21 years, you can guess that Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was often part of my conversations with co-teachers and also with parents.  As a counselor I entered a new realm of experience, as I gave initial surveys to parents and…

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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.