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“How My ADHD Makes Me a More Dynamic, Resourceful, Passionate Leader”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

OK, you’re not a Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, or Walt Disney. But you’ve got at least one superpower. One of my colleagues can remember the birthdays (and start dates) of everyone on our team. Another can look at a spreadsheet and spot the rogue formula. Finding my superpower was… complex.

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Bill Aims To Boost Direct Support Workforce

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Federal lawmakers are looking to address the nation's shortage of in-home caregivers assisting people with developmental disabilities....

Study: People with Autism Show Atypical Brain Activity When Coordinating Visual and Motor Information

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology by researchers at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute is the first to look at functional brain activity in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while they performed precision visuomotor behavior-in this case, a grip-force test....

When Back-to-School Triggers Difficult Emotions

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Many of my pediatric patients did not want to go back to school this Fall. For one, they were reluctant to leave the blissful moments of summer behind, and I couldn’t blame them. But what was heartbreaking to hear, particularly as a mom, was the dread they felt over returning to the classroom and managing the difficult...

ADHD Awareness Month Sweepstakes 2019

Authors: ADDitude.com

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“He’s Just Like Me!”

All children need role models who look like them. For kids with ADHD, those heroes and heroines take on extra importance. They show our kids that success is within reach, that persistence pays off, and that ADHD or ADD is not a character flaw or a disability. During ADHD Awareness Month,...

Official Rules: ADHD Awareness Month Sweepstakes 2019

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Authors: ADDitude.com

ADHD AWARENESS MONTH SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULESEnter the Sweepstakes Here

Sponsor: The ADHD Awareness Month 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...

Q: How Can I Make Homework Less Overwhelming?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “How can I help my son get homework done? Some days, he can’t even get started.” – Landrade


Hi Landrade:

If I am being completely honest, I hate homework. But not for the reasons that you may think… or for the reasons that your son does. I’m all for homework that reinforces lessons taught...

Am I Too Hard On My Kids? Too Soft? Both?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

I rarely clean my kids’ bedrooms. In fact, I rarely go into my kids’ bedrooms. But we’re getting some repairs done on the house, which includes the master bedroom, and so Laurie and I will be sleeping in the kids’ beds for about a week.

The night before the repairs begin, I find myself briefly in the...

Comprehensive Assessment of Elementary Aged Children with Subtle Language and Literacy Deficits

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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image Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more posts on social media asking for testing suggestions for students who exhibit subtlelanguage-based difficulties. Many of these children are typically referred for initial assessments or reassessments as part of advocate/attorney...

Clinical Assessment of Reading Abilities of Elementary Aged Children

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

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image Several years ago I wrote a post about how to perform clinical reading assessments of adolescent students. Today I am writing a follow-up post with a focus on the clinical reading assessment of elementary-aged students. For this purpose, I often use the books from...

Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

The Problems with Prenatal Testing for Autism

When Maureen Bennie's son, Marc, was 10 months old, he started missing developmental milestones. He had had feeding problems since birth and developed a sleep disorder - and Bennie quickly grew concerned. "I had friends who had children around...

One Therapy Bests Others at Motivating Kids with Autism to Speak, Study Finds

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

One Therapy Bests Others at Motivating Kids with Autism to Speak, Study Finds

Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better than other existing therapies at motivating children with autism and significant speech delays to talk, according to the results of a large study by...