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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…

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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.