Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meeting the Needs of Special-Education Students

May 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, In the News

I don’t normally do posts like this, but I felt that the information it contained was important and I did not want this to become a game of telephone, with the message getting lost along the way. Therefore I would strongly encourage my readers to take a look at this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/31/education/31tuition.html?ref=education . It is […]

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You’re Too Smart to Have ADHD

May 15, 2009 by  
Filed under In the News

Does this sound familiar? Or how about this variation: “Your child is very intelligent, therefore he/she does not need (select one of the following: medication, accommodations, an IEP, or additional help/support).” I don’t know about you folks, but I can say first hand that this is the kind of thinking we tend to run into […]

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A Vision for ADHD – Part II

May 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

As an ADHD adult, once again I find that impulsivity is riding shotgun. I have thrown out the idea that our schools, for a significant portion of society are due for radical change. But to be honest, I have not come close to fully fleshing out what they should be. It would be presumptuous on […]

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A Vision for ADHD

April 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

I want to take ADHD to the world. Too often ADHD is met with a lack of understanding and a great deal of critical disbelief. Even those who care and have taken the time to become educated in this area often don’t seem to fully understand. We as a group need to get past the […]

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Inappropriate vs. Inconvenient

April 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

I’m teleporting back in my life – let’s say about 35 years. I’m on the street where I live in a Long Island suburb. There are about 15 of us – kids of all ages. What do we have in common? We all have guns! Plastic pistols and machine guns that go clack-clack-clack. Many forced […]

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There’s No Checkbox For My ADHD Child

April 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Education, Our Kids

What do you do when your ADHD child does not fit into someone’s checklist? We just had a meeting with our school district’s Special Education committee. We had requested an evaluation for our son for an IEP, or Individualized Education Plan, due to his ADHD and Asperger’s. As described in earlier posts, his ADHD and […]

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The Power of Choice

March 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Our Kids

We have changed direction a little lately. As mentioned in earlier posts, our son was having increasing difficulties with school. His ADHD was getting the best of him. PJ was reaching his limits with how many reprimands he could face each week. His spirit was at an all-time low. Strict discipline was not working. It […]

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Teaching Your Child to Develop a Plan

March 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Coping, Our Kids

We’ve all heard the adage – “If we fail to plan, we plan to fail”.  For a child with ADHD, who is living in the moment, this warning is especially true. One of the negative aspects of ADHD is our distorted perception of time.  The bad times seem to last a lifetime, while the good […]

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Dad Goes Under the Bus

March 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Ourselves

“You can’t expose your kids to analysis in a public forum, while you hide behind a keyboard.” This thought has been creeping up on me the past few days. I expect this will be uncomfortable and at the same time cathartic. So into the barrel I go … In my early days, I was that […]

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Where Did Everyone Go?

March 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Our Kids

When we first determined that our son had ADHD, we took an aggressive approach to the situation – denial wasn’t our style. We sought the best medical advice we could get. We immersed ourselves in every book, magazine and web site having anything to do with ADHD and ADD. Almost everyone has heard the debate […]

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