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Editable Report Template and Tutorial for the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy

Smart Speech Therapy

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

Today I am introducing my newest report template for the Test of Integrated Language and Literacy. This 16-page fully editable report template discusses the testing results and includes the following components: Table of testing results Recommendations for using severity ratings of percentile...

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Impacts Sociability of Male Offspring

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Taking cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in adult male offspring, while females remain unaffected, says new research published in eLife. The study in rats, from the Inserm and Aix-Marseille University Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology, France,...

Study: People with ADHD Twice as Likely to Develop Early-Onset Parkinson’s

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

September 14, 2018

The risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease and similar disorders is 2.4 times greater among patients with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) than it is among individuals of the same gender and age without ADHD. What’s more, there may be a staggering six- to eight-times higher likelihood of...

Stimulants vs. Nonstimulants: Understanding ADHD Medications

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

As many as 1 in 10 U.S. children now has attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). Luckily, there are safe, effective treatments.

The best ADHD treatment strategies are multimodal ones — combinations of several different, complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For many people, this ideal...

Biking as Medicine: Program Seeks to Help Struggling Students Through Exercise

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Cade VanEtten can bunny-hop the tallest curb on a mountain bike, while Xan Roberts isn’t far removed from training wheels. Despite their differing skill levels, the children both claim to have a keener focus on classwork Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – when they get to start...

For Teachers: Solutions to Common Learning Challenges

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Next to parents, teachers are the most influential people in a student’s life—especially one with learning challenges.

Symptoms of ADHD can make it harder to learn and succeed in a traditional classroom. Reading, writing, and arithmetic lessons are further impacted by comorbid learning disabilities.

Here are...

“I Refuse to Feel Bad for Treating My Child’s ADHD”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

I watch my son pick at his lunch. It’s his favorite. “I’m not hungry, mama,” he says, again.

This is a common side effect when you begin ADHD medication. I know. I had it when I started mine; my husband had it when he started his. But this is my son, my small, thin six year old. I feel guilty again...

The Pendulum of Parenting Has Swung Too Far

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

News flash: Your parents were NOT helicopter parents. Chances are, they were quite the opposite.

Victoria Fedden’s “If ‘70s Moms Had Blogs” is a hilarious read for any modern-day mom who came of age in the ‘70s or ‘80s and remembers 5-hour-long cartoon marathons every Saturday, Pop Rocks for...

Dear Organizing Coach: I Need Organization Tips for Kids with ADHD

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “My daughter’s room is a disaster area 99% of the time. I’ve organized it for her many times, but a day after I finish, it looks like a hurricane struck…again. To her, cleaning means pushing any loose items under the bed, or into a closet where they aren’t visible. Organizing her room means...

YouTube and the Art of Cooperation: Practicing Collaboration with Videos

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Your child is bossy — it’s his way or no way, no how. Or maybe she is easily frustrated, throwing down and storming off when others don’t like or appreciate her ideas. Or perhaps he just hates working in groups and playing on teams because, you know, people are scary. Many of our kids’ trickiest social...

Autism Blood Test May Be Available This Year

Disability Scoop
In a first, a company says a blood test that can detect some children with autism is expected to be commercially available before the end of the year....