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“You are Wonderful!” How Praise Triggers Better Control in the ADHD Brain

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Authors: ADDitude.com

She had just cut a hole in newly folded sheets with her scissors. Or, drawn a mermaid on the wall with crayons. Hit her baby sister for no reason. Or, smashed the snow-globe into a million pieces. “Why did you do that?” I screamed. My little girl, with her beautiful blond ringlets and big green eyes, would look up...

March Sweepstakes: Win a Time Timer!

Authors: ADDitude.com

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ADHD is 24-7

For some, mornings are a chaotic blur of snoozed alarms, slapped-together breakfasts, tangled hair, and painful howls of “We’re late! We’re late!” For others, the afternoon witching hour — when medication has worn off and homework looms over the day’s stresses — is absolute...

Official Rules: Time Timer Sweepstakes 2019

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Authors: ADDitude.com

SONIC ALERT SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULESEnter the Sweepstakes Here

Sponsor: The Time Timer Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by New Hope Media, LLC d/b/a ADDitude, 108 W. 39th St. Suite 805, New York NY 10018 (“Sponsor”).

Sweepstakes Entry Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time...

State Launches Developmental Disability ID Cards

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People with developmental disabilities in one of the nation's most populous states can now apply for a government-issued identification card designed...

Assessment Report Template

Assessing Psyche

Today at NASP 2019, I gave two workshops on psychological assessment report writing....

Q: What Is My Child’s Learning Style?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “How do I figure out what kind of learner my child is and what organization system works best with his learning style?” MayanRose


Hi MayanRose:

What a terrific question! Understanding how your child learns best is essential for helping your student perform to his or her fullest potential. And that...

Kids With Autism Twice As Likely To Be Abused

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New research suggests that children with autism are much more likely than other kids to be mistreated, according to a wide-ranging review of reports...

Helpful Smart Speech Therapy Site Searching Tips

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Over the years this blog has amassed many posts on a variety of topics pertaining to the assessment and treatment in speech-language pathology. With over 300 posts and over 130 search categories it’s no wonder that some of you have reached out to ask about effective ways of finding relevant information...

Help, My Child is Receiving All These Therapies But It’s NOT Helping

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

On a daily basis I receive emails and messages from concerned parents and professionals, which read along these lines: “My child/student has been diagnosed with: dyslexia, ADHD, APD etc., s/he has been receiving speech, OT, vision, biofeedback, music therapies, etc. but nothing seems to be working.” Up...

How to Ensure a Smooth Transition to a New School

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Authors: ADDitude.com

If you’re contemplating a school move, it’s likely because there’s a problem with your child’s current learning environment. Whether the issue is academic, social, or philosophical, you hope a new environment will help to solve — or at least improve — it.

Any move to a new environment...

How to Choose a New School: Questions to Ask Educators and Administrators

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Any student who has changed schools (or wishes she could) will tell you: A good fit is critical. Because your child spends the bulk of her week at school, you want to make absolutely sure that she’s understood, academically suited, and — most important — happy there.

Navigating school options can be dizzying...