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Why Foster Care Students In Seattle Are Beating The Odds

Authors: National Public Radio

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A Seattle-area nonprofit called Treehouse helped almost nine out of 10 students from the foster care system graduate high school this past year — a huge increase in a few short years.

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“Maybe It Isn’t the ADHD”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

One of parenthood’s undeniable joys is watching your children grow more and more capable of getting themselves ready on school mornings. While it takes them forever to pick out clothes and get dressed, at least Laurie and I are no longer bending over to hike on pants and tie shoelaces.

One of parenthood’s great...

The Speech Teacher’s Handbook: Book Review

Authors: The School Speech Therapist

Dec 28, 2017 byTeresa Sadowski MA CCC-SLP

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I recently came across this book on Amazon. It piqued my interest so I bought it. It is called “The Speech Teacher’s Handbook, A Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language” by Molly Dresner, MS SLP-CCC. I found the title to be a little awkward but the information in the book...

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Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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Dear Organizing Coach: How Can I Stop Nagging My ADD Spouse About His Mess?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Hi NonADD Wife:

Let me say this question truly resonated with me. I’m also a “nonADD wife” living with an ADD husband. And years ago, when our lives were a “hot mess,” I vowed I would figure out ways to make it work. I changed a lot of things (too many to detail in this short column), but here are...

Professional Development Hours

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

About Tatyana Elleseff

Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who specializes in working with multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders in a hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has been...

“My Eight-Step Plan for a Holly Jolly Holiday”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Long breaks from school can be hard on parents. As a public school teacher and a mother of two (one of whom has five behavioral/anxiety diagnoses), I feel like an expert on the topic of how breaks from school can disrupt our parenting GPS coordinates during the holidays.

This holly jolly time of year can feel more like slow...

Listen to “Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Listen to “Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD” with Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

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Why Teens Stop Trying

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Parents and teachers expect a lot from teenagers: academic achievement, personal accountability, social independence, and the good sense to avoid bad decisions.

When these expectations exceed a teen’s own sense of self-esteem and self-worth, he may deal with that stress by opting out — literally disengaging and...

The Not So Neutral Effect of the End of Net Neutrality On Our Schools

Authors: Special Education Law Blog

The current round of tax "overhaul" legislation and repeal of net neutrality rules will have wide ranging and mostly negative effective on students with disabilities. This blog is the first in a series of blogs on the effects of these legal changes on students and others with disabilities. On December 14, 2017,...

Paired Stimulus Preference Assessment

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The success of reinforcement-based interventions is dependent upon an educator’s ability to determine reinforcing stimuli that function as powerful rewards/consequences. Class-wide rewards might not be rewarding for all students, especially those who are at an increased risk for maladaptive academic and s...

Multiple Stimulus Preference Assessment without Replacement (MSWO)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The success of reinforcement-based interventions is dependent upon an educator’s ability to determine reinforcing stimuli that function as powerful rewards/consequences. Class-wide rewards might not be rewardingfor all students, especially those who are at an increased risk for maladaptive academic and...

Dear Organizing Coach: The Cramped Space Problem

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Hi NaplesMom: I feel your pain. Children’s bedrooms are usually small, often shared, and must be multi-functional — storage units, homework station, play space… It’s not easy to keep the clutter at bay. Here are some of my tried and true tips from the trenches!

  1. Save Space. Store. When we live in small...

How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies?

Authors: National Public Radio

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Republicans have agreed to preserve a $250 tax break for teachers when they buy classroom supplies. But teachers tell us that they typically spend a lot more.

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Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

Authors: National Public Radio

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Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and grey areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain.

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Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School

Authors: National Public Radio

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We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and pressure on teachers to pass students.

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