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“I Try Harder Than Anyone, But Still I’m Called Lazy”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

I am smart. I am funny. I am caring, compassionate, loyal, enthusiastic, hardworking, and genuine. Yet that isn’t what most people see. Sometimes, my own family struggles to see the good things. My attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) is a funhouse mirror that distorts what I look like to other people… and,...

CBD Oil for ADHD? The Facts About This Popular Natural Treatment

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

These days, it’s tough to find an online community or social media group not singing the praises of cannabidiol (CBD) oil. This helps to explain why so many people are exploring its benefits for diseases and disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons to PTSD and, yes, attention deficit disorder (ADHD or...

“Oh, I am Very Weary…”

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

I’m tired. But not the kind of tired that can be fixed by a good night’s sleep, or even a week’s vacation. It’s the kind of unrelenting tired that comes from a lifetime of feeling swamped and overwhelmed, of constantly running to catch up but never quite making it, of working much harder than everyone...

Q: I Never Hear From My Kids’ Teachers

ADDitude.com

Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: “I have two sons with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). One is in middle school and the other is a senior in high school. They both have a 504 Plan that includes regular contact with and updates from teachers on how they are doing in class. Even when we initiate contact with the teachers, only a couple of them...

Democrats Seek to Sharply Curtail Restraint, Seclusion of Students

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Restraint and seclusion is controversial in the special education community; one in 100 students with special needs was restrained or secluded in the 2013-14 school year, according to federal data....

What Awaits Education If Republicans Keep the House

Education Week

Authors: Education Week

Republicans will breathe a sigh of relief if they keep the House, but it may not mean big changes for education policy, given the lack of momentum over the past years on issues like data privacy and DACA....

How Schools Can Optimize Support for Children with ADHD

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a...

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids: Is there an autoimmune Connection and Can Diet Help?

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

In 1970, only 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism. Today, according to the CDC, the number is 1 in 59. Expansion of the diagnosis to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the DSM-5 might explain some of the difference in the number of children diagnosed with the disorder. But the...

Brain Circuits for Successful Emotional Development Established During Infancy

NASET

Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain's emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections for emotional regulation emerge during the first year of life. And the growth of these brain circuits during the...