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Treatment of Children with “APD”: What SLPs Need to Know

Authors: Smart Speech Therapy LLC

image In recent years there has been an increase in research on the subject of diagnosis and treatment of Auditory Processing Disorders (APD), formerly known as Central Auditory Processing Disorders or CAPD.

More and more studies in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology began confirming the lack of...

Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don't Have To Become Principals

Authors: National Public Radio

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Teachers across the country are choosing to leave the classroom for better pay as school administrators, where they can sometimes double their salaries.

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When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

Authors: National Public Radio

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Children in New Orleans suffer from trauma at high rates. Now, several schools there are focused on catching and helping students whose behavior may be a response to their suffering.

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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

NASET

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

ADDitude.com

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”

ADDitude.com

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

ADDitude.com

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

ADDitude.com

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”

ADDitude.com

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...