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How I Achieved Serenity, One Breath at a Time

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

I first saw her when I was 20 years old. She was sitting in a back room at an art gallery, and I was immediately drawn to her. As I approached the terracotta sculpture, the expression on her face struck me. It was serene and composed, and I instantly recognized it — not as something I had experienced, but as something I w...

The College Try: Is Your Child Ready for Freshman Year?

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

First, the good news: the number of students with ADHD and/or LD attending college has increased exponentially in the past 30 years. Getting into college is only half the battle. All teens, especially those with ADHD and LD, need strategies to meet increased academic expectations and to live on their own.

A Tale of Two...

How to Be Best Buds with an ADHDer

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

ADDitude has written lots of articles about the ways ADHDers can be better friends to their non-ADHD buddies: Do this and don't do that, try this, not that. Don't say this, say that. After all the tips, instruction, and how-tos, it seems fair that non-ADHDers should listen to what ADHDers are looking for in a good friend. It...

Early Learning in Mathematics (ELM)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Brief Description: ELM is a whole-class intervention designed for kindergarten students. ELM supports the mathematics learning of all kindergarten students, and research results indicate improved mathematics performance for students with and without mathematics difficulties.

EBI Brief for Early Learning...

Pegword Mnemonics

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

Brief Description: Mnemonicsare strategies and techniques that aid in memory.  A pegword mnemonic connects a number with a rhyming word that can be visually depicted. These visual images are then used to help students remember facts or events.

EBI Brief for Pegword Mnemonic

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Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The Behavior and Emotional Screening System is an instrument designed to assist school personnel and other care providers determine the behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of students between the ages of 3 and 18. This instrument is part of the Behavior Assessment System for Children 2nd Edi...

Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener (SAEBRS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The SAEBRS is a brief tool supported by research for use in universal screening for behavioral and emotional risk. The measure falls within a broad class of highly efficient tools, suitable for teacher use in evaluating and rating all students on common behavioral criteria (Severson, Walker,...

Direct Behavior Rating Single Item Scale (DBR-SIS)

Evidence Based Intervention Network

Authors: Evidence Based Intervention Network

The method of Direct Behavior Rating (DBR) emerged in the literature as a hybrid of both rating scale and systematic direct observation (SDO) procedures (Chafouleas, Christ, & Riley-Tillman, 2009; Chafouleas, Riley-Tillman, & McDougal, 2002; Riley-Tillman, Chafouleas, Briesch, 2007). The...