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WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears

Authors: National Public Radio

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Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.

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What Special Education Teachers Wish People Knew

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Working long hours, using your own money to pay for classroom materials, and struggling to engage students who are ready for summer vacation-yes, doing all that makes teaching a tough job. Now add the challenge of getting kids with learning disabilities like dyslexia on track academically,...

Children on Medicaid: Less Likely to Stick with ADHD Treatment

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Authors: ADDitude.com

May 25, 2017

Children on Medicaid are unlikely to be offered comprehensive ADHD care, and, as a result, are more likely to discontinue treatment, a new study published in Pediatrics finds. The study found that racial disparities affected which children have (and maintain) access to well-rounded treatment.

Researchers used nine...

“Marshmallows, Jellybeans, and ADHD”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

You may or may not have heard of the Marshmallow Test, but the Marshmallow Test has heard of you. Let me explain. In 1960, researchers gave kindergarten-aged children a choice: Eat one marshmallow now, or save that marshmallow and have another one later.

The originator of the study, Walter Mischel, found that kids who...

The Moment I Knew It Was ADHD

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Whether diagnosed at 6 or 60, most adults with ADHD remember the distinct moment when a lifetime of idiosyncrasies and challenges clearly came into focus as symptoms of attention deficit disorder. Maybe this “Aha” moment came in the office of a guidance counselor or therapist who finally recognized that you are...

Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

Authors: National Public Radio

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Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.

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Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Authors: National Public Radio

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The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.

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The Building Blocks of a Good ADHD Diagnosis

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Authors: ADDitude.com

ADHD is a relatively common diagnosis, but that doesn’t mean it should ever be pronounced lightly. An accurate and well-rounded ADHD diagnosis is a complex, multi-step process, including a clinical interview, a medical history review, and the completion of normed rating scales by loved ones, educators, and/or colleagues....

“Meltdown in the ER”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

“Do you have your wife’s ID?”

I stare dumfounded at the RN standing behind the Emergency Room nurses’ station. She waits, gives me an encouraging smile

“Oh, no. No, I forgot her purse at home, I think. Wait, no, the paramedics must have it. That’s it, I’m sure they have it.”

“T...

Trump Budget Guts Medicaid, Disability Programs

Disability Scoop
Deep cuts to Medicaid and other programs that people with disabilities rely on are at the heart of President Donald Trump's first budget proposal....

“The Terror of Filling Out My Child’s Permission Slip”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Forms are the death of the ADHD mama. And every single thing in modern America requires a form, a waiver, a tax document, a permission slip, a notarized form, or a completed physical. As the parent in the family, you are the one who has to fill the form out.

That means several things.

First, you have to remember that the form...

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Authors: National Public Radio

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The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

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“The Inattentive (ADHD) Gardener”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

There are weeds everywhere I look. The spring has been generous; our drought is over and the plants have been well nourished by a wet winter. The roses are flourishing, four buds ready to burst for every one that is blooming. They are a metaphor for my mind—full of ideas for the next big thing, but competing for time...

Using a “Sensory Diet” to Get My Daughter (and Myself!) Through the Day

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Each school morning, I get into the car at 7:35, take a deep breath, and wait. Just when my mind sees the word tardy, scrawled angry and red, Lee bursts out of the house with her rolling backpack in tow, its wheels flying off the ground, clutching her boots and jacket. She heaves her backpack into the trunk and yanks open the...

Transition A Struggle For Young Man With Autism

Disability Scoop
A year after graduating from a high school that grew to love him, a young man with autism is struggling to adjust to a reality of adulthood that is...

Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

Authors: National Public Radio

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It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.

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