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A Practical Guide to Positive Parenting

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

If you’re raising a child who has ADHD, you probably spend a lot of time focusing on his weak points — intentionally or not. There’s nothing wrong with trying to work on your child’s impulsivity or lack of focus — in fact, it’s important for parents to do so.

But focusing too intently on your...

Improving Accountability of ASHA Approved Continuing Education Providers

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Several days ago I had a conversation with the Associate Director of Continuing Education at ASHA regarding my significant concerns about the content and quality of some of ASHA approved continuing education courses. For many months before that, numerous discussions took place in a variety of major SLP...

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Your Tween

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

The idea of reading for pleasure is laughable for many tweens with ADD, who struggle with the skill. But the fact remains, it’s the best way to improve her language skills, critical thinking, and imagination.

If your child isn’t too keen on reading, try the five ADHD books for kids in this video that will keep...

Some Facts About ASHA CEUs, Registry, and Approved Provider Courses

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Typically, approximately twice a year, right around late December or at the start of summer vacation in the schools, a flurry of SLPs begin to inquire on a variety of social media forums regarding “free or cheap ASHA CEU’s”. So today I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about how these...

“Everything I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Life is one big paradox. It’s absolutely true that you get back what you invest in it. But sometimes you get more — including some aspects you would neither pursue nor choose of your volition, like a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). My son was diagnosed with ADHD nearly 10 years ago and...

Q: My Son Is Getting Lost in His Huge High School

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “My 15 year-old son has been inattentive since third grade and does not take medication for his diagnosed attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). He also has some executive function issues as well. He is intelligent, but even with a 504 plan, he has always received Bs, Cs, Ds and the occasional A if he’s...

Sugars in Infant Formulas Pose Risk to Babies with Inherited Metabolic Disorder

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Sugars in Infant Formulas Pose Risk to Babies with Inherited Metabolic Disorder

Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula...

Illinois School Board Takes Control of Special Education in Chicago - Education Week

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Illinois' state board of education has taken on sweeping authority to supervise special education in the Chicago school district, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have to approve any changes to the district's policies and procedures in that area....

“No More Begging for School Accommodations”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

When Lee and I walked onto the community college campus, I almost had to pinch myself. How many times had college felt like a galaxy far, far away? How many times had I asked myself if Lee’s attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), anxiety, and learning disabilities would keep her out of any classroom after high...

Speech, Language, Literacy Disorders in School Aged Children with Psychiatric Impairments

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Recently I did a presentation for Rutgers University on the subject of  “Speech, Language, & Literacy Disorders in School-Aged Children with Psychiatric Impairments“. The learning objectives for this presentation were as follows:   Explain the comorbidity between language...

Dear Organizing Coach: How Can I Manage the Morning Rush?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q:Mornings are tough. We’re on time or close most days but only with a Herculean effort to keep our daughter on track. I struggle with wondering how much we’re enabling versus supporting. How can we help her be more self-sufficient?” —ADHD Mom Wishing For Good Mornings


Hi ADHD Mom:

Ah, mornings....

On the Disadvantages of Parents Ceasing to Speak the Birth Language with Bilingual Language Impaired Children

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Despite significant advances in the fields of education and speech pathology, many harmful myths pertaining to multilingualism continue to persist. One particularly infuriating and patently incorrect recommendation to parents is the advice to stop speaking the birth language with their bilingual children with...

Q: How Will I Know When My Teen Is Ready to Drive?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “Our oldest son, who has attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD), is almost old enough to get his driver’s license. His being able to drive would be a huge help to our family — we could really use his help driving his younger siblings around to their many commitments. Over the course of teaching him to...