As the diagnosis of ADHD becomes more and more prevalent there are increased numbers of ADHD students in the classroom. This has led to many challenges for parents, teachers and students. These challenges are not insurmountable but do require a bit of creativity and flexibility to overcome them.Read More
Bipolar disorder was not seen as a condition that was common in children or adolescents until recently. However, the past few years has seen a steady increase in the number of children who are being diagnosed, creating a need for researchers and experts to come up with assessment tools that were effective for children with bipolar disorder.
There is controversy over the subject of children who are being diagnosed, with some people being concerned that the label is being given too freely to children that may have another condition. There is concern that perhaps the child is being given the diagnosis due to pressure to find the reasons behind certain behaviors that perhaps could be…Read More
Special education programs have been helping students with learning disabilities in the United States education system going back to the end of World War II. The first push for special education programs in the education system started when a group of parent-organized advocacy groups emerged. In 1947, the American Association on Mental Deficiency, held its first convention, which marked…Read More
A learning disability can include ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), Auditory Processing Disorders, Dyscalculia (Math), Dysgraphia (Writing), Dyslexia (Reading), Dyspraxia (Motor Skills), Executive Function (Mental Processes), Information Processing Disorders, and Visual Processing Disorders.Read More
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can cause a child to feel frustrated and ultimately hate going to school because of the challenges involved. There are ways in which you, the parent, can help acclimate your child into classroom activities.Read More
At a young age children can sometimes tear through the house like a tornado, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Especially young boys enjoy roughhousing, climbing on furniture and seemingly lose interest in their toys after only several minutes. For many parents these years are exhausting but time limited. Children under the age of five often exhibit all of these symptoms and more. They are a function of their growing and maturing neurological system and not necessarily a picture of what is to come…Read More