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End Impulsive Behavior | 40 Best Accommodations for Your ADHD Child

End Impulsive Behavior | 40 Best Accommodations for Your ADHD Child | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Accommodations to help end impulsive behavior in school
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Should accommodations be made because a student has ADD? I do think accommodations should be made for kids with ADD or any disability because it really affects their performance, confidence, and self-esteem. If these things are not met a child can feel like frustrated and feel dumb because they are unable to focus and it’s not their fault. It's not even a lot of work to accommodate these kids but it makes a HUGE difference to them if they do not have the support nor the skills to know how to deal with it. Simple tricks can set them on the right path, and although they will always have it, they will know how to manage it better.

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“I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why . . . I succeed.” ---Michael Jordan

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I love love love love this! Michael Jordan is a role model for everyone because he has failed so many times and that did not keep him back. People with ADD may fall many times in their lives and they should not be discouraged and they should keep trying until they succeed. It's easier to give up but you need to keep at it to see what you are reallly capable of.

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ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions

ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Strategies to help children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) focus and sustain attention in the classroom.
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I think these are great key points that teachers should follow even with kids that don’t have ADD because it allows all of the kids to be focused on what the point of the lesson is, what they are saying, etc. I know that I sometimes zone out even when the teacher is looking at me but I found it a great help over the years that I was able to read the direction off of the board because the teacher had written her instructions on the board. In comparison to not having those instructions, I would be distributive asking other students about what I had missed.

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Natural Cures For Attention Deficit Disorder - Ways To Treat Attention Deficit Disorder

Natural Cures For Attention Deficit Disorder - Ways To Treat Attention Deficit Disorder | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Attention deficit disorder is a common problem found in children. Some of the common symptoms of this problem include inattentiveness, poor concentration and
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I don't agree with medications that doctors give to treat ADD and ADHD. Kid's shouldn't be put on meds at such a young age because they are hyper! There are natural remedies to every sickness/disorder. The side effects like insomnia and rapid heartbeat are not worth it. Kids need to learn how to control it and recognize when they are starting to dose off. It takes a while but organization is key. If I don't write stuff down then I will forget and sometimes I do forget to even write what I need down because I do get distracted but with more practice I am becoming better at recognizing it. (And yes, I do give credit to little change's I have made in my diet)

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The Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD Experience

http://www.rediscoverthejoyoflearning.com Dr. Don Blackerby of Success Skills, Inc. of Oklahoma describes the internal experience of a student who struggles ...
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Being a person who has ADD (who did not know I had it until recently), all my life I've been doing a good job keeping up by getting extra help outside of school from classmates, teachers, etc. but now at college it is extremely exhausting and if I had known it earlier I think my life would have been a lot easier. It is important for teachers to recognize that kids may have other factors that effect them besides "not wanting to be there". Of course a kid doesn't want to be there if they don't understand what is going on because they can't focus no matter how hard they try. That doesn't mean that they are less smart or capable then any of the other students in class. 

 

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"If you've met A child with autism, you've met A child with autism. Each and every one of them is so wonderfully different."

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I do not know who said this quote but it's 100% true and I love it! No 2 children are exactly the same, even twins. They each have their own abilities. They are each unique and so are autistic kids. Each child has their own level of autism and how they react with it, how they communicate and how they improve. Let's stop treating our hand like all 5 of our fingers are the same! EACH AND EVERY child is UNIQUE and we as teachers have to learn to accommodate that.

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2013 Autism Facts

2013 Autism Facts | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Pinterest is where you go to discover new things and collect stuff you love. If you find something online you want to build, cook, buy or do, just Pin It to your board on Pinterest!
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Surprising facts! Especially how much Autism costs a family a year and how it affects boys 5x more than girls! Why is that? 

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5 Videos That Will Change Your Mind About Inclusive Education

5 Videos That Will Change Your Mind About Inclusive Education | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
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Autism-

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I think it is soooo important for kids with autism ( and other disablilties) to be included in regular classrooms. That way regular classroom kids are educated that these kids are also normal kids and they learn to adabt to their special needs and treat them without discrimination and without bullying. Teachers are able to spot bullying easier and prevent it by explaining to other kids individually how this kid is special but it does not physically show and how it's not their fault and it's not okay to treat them badly because anyone can have this disablilty. 

Including special education in a regular class also allows the kids to feel involved. At Beltsville Elementary, there are 3 autistic kids that are included into the classroom as a part of the classroom and their teacher told me that this was not always the case. Sometimes they would be secluded from the other kids and they would feel left out or feel that they are not normal. If a child does not feel like they belong it can take a negative toll on them. NO ONE likes to be left out. Especially the kids like Thaysa and Axel in these videos. Being included gives them confidence and they will be able to learn life lessons that they do not have the opportunity to do if they are secluded all the time.

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The Autism Higher Education Foundation Music Education Program

This video features the Music Education Program for students on the Autism Spectrum, developed by the Autism Higher Education Foundation and the Boston Conse...
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I absolutly think that children ( especially autistic children) should be exposed to music because it communicates to each person differently and it allows them to express themselves. Music is a way of communication for many people. Some kids who are discribed as "socially awkward" because of their autism are accepted into the community through music that they create with an instrument that they become talented with. 

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Why Autism Speaks Doesn't Speak For Me

Why Autism Speaks Doesn't Speak For Me | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Why Autism Speaks Doesn't Speak For Me Forbes Autism Speaks, founded in 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, sometimes seems to have taken over the entire conversation about autism in this country, what with their blue puzzle pieces littered all over...

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Autism-

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People need to be careful about what they read/ believe when it comes to autism. You cannot generalize when it comes to autism. Just because one family did not know how to deal with it does not mean that all families will have trouble. Just because someone knew how to handle it very well and get the appropriate help does not mean that all will. No 2 things are ever the same! This cannot be stated enough. 

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7 Myths About Autism It’s Time to Put to Rest | Let's Chat Autism

7 Myths About Autism It’s Time to Put to Rest | Let's Chat Autism | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it

RT @HCASociety: 7 Myths About #Autism It’s Time to Put to Rest!!... http://t.co/ylpwK9Ewmj


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Trying to figure out autism is like trying to figure out where exactly does a color start and end on the rainbow. There are different scales of colors and different abilities on children with autism. Not all of them are geniuses and not all of them have amazing abilities. Not all of them have melt downs and not all of them don’t understand feelings, and not all of them can’t talk. Some treatments may work for some and may not for others. There is a wide range of different levels and you just have to treat each one as an individual. 

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A Child With Autism Becomes a Teenager With Expectations

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A Child With Autism Becomes a Teenager With Expectations
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Benj is on the autism spectrum, and special days cause him more than the usual trepidation.
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This is a special article because it shows how innocent the thinking of a kid is and how they fear social pressure and fitting in and doing things by the norm. What a sincere way a mother can comfort her child. It is not easy worrying about your kid fitting in, let alone with them having autism and worrying about things that other people do not necessarily worry about. He is picking up on the social pressures everyone faces except that he talks about it. Teens don't usually talk about peer pressure and what is socially acceptable, they just deal with it and that is not always healthy. I am glad he is able to recognize it  and talk about it.

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Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Table of Contents: An Introduction to ADHD Symptoms of ADHD Problems Related to ADHD Causes of ADHD How is ADHD diagnosed? Treatment of ADHD Additional
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I find this really interesting that this is genetic because I have a cousin who has it and I am pretty certain my mother has it undiagnosed. Although the cause is not known for sure these factors: Environment, Brain Injury, Genetics, and Diet makes perfect sense. There are some foods that help with memory and some sugary foods that make a child hyper. I wish I paid more attention to my diet growing up. I refuse to eat fish and the fatty acids in those are really good for concentration and memory.  

 

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ADHD: Setting The Record Straight

ADHD is not just a problem for kids. More than 30 percent of children diagnosed carry it into adulthood, sometimes with pretty severe consequences. Trace exp...
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Some people think this disorder is knew but reports on it go back to 1798!! It’s defiantly not something new, so what are we doing to deal with it besides drugs? We need to focus on other routes besides drugging our kids. Are boys more active so they are more hyper hence the ADHD is 7% compared to girls being 2%? Isn’t it a crime to start prescribing kids drugs at a young age instead of teaching them how to manage it? I mean all boys at that age are active so what if we are drugging too many of them? They become dependent even if some tell you that the drugs are not addictive, they really are and kids don’t know how to function without them period. The fine line between ADD and ADHD is the being hyper part. If we as a society learn how to deal with it then maybe we can keep our kids out of the big house!

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder | Positions and Promotions

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder | Positions and Promotions | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Retweet this! Tweet, tweet, tweet! Yes! Go go go! Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder! http://t.co/FoIg6OjZuH via @Histerius
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I understand where this is going but how do we get kids to recognize this without discouraging them and having them think that something is actually wrong with them and they are some sort of freak? Kids need to learn how to figure out their own symptoms instead of telling them that they have it. They have to be able to stand up and say I need help because if they don’t want it you cannot force it on them. The right support group can help and those are usually available at most schools now days. I was one of those people who was skeptical about getting diagnosed because I didn't want people to look at me any different and I didn't want to have anything as an excuse. I wanted to prove that I am just as capable as anyone else and I am, but being diagnosed puts everything into perspective and you learn how to manage it and recognize it because if you don't control it it will control you.

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Identifying Attention Deficit

Identifying Attention Deficit | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
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ADD-

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Fidgeting may not be the only thing that identifies ADD. How do you identify a kid with ADD from a kid who doesn't have it? All kids tend to move around a lot and tend to be hyperactive just like puppies! It's completely natural for them to do that and vice versa. I am quite stable yet I have ADD and that is why I haven't been diagnosed until recently. There are other symptom's that should raise a red flag but since they are hidden inside the child's head these symptom's should be brought to the child’s attention and they should be encouraged to talk to someone if they have 1 or more of these symptoms so that they are not turned off by learning especially if they have trouble keeping up. 

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Some Children with ADHD Have Autistic Traits - Complications in Diagnosis - ADHD

Some Children with ADHD Have Autistic Traits - Complications in Diagnosis - ADHD | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Children with ADHD are more likely to have autism traits than those without ADHD according to a new study completed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and SUNY Upstate Medical University.
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I decided to do the joint news paper of these two different disorders because they can overlap many times. It’s rare to find a kid with autism and doesn’t have ADHD compared to a kid with ADHD can be just fine without autism. Too many traits overlap. I’m not sure if I would use this study as proof because there are so many variables that can discredit this study (the location, not big enough sample size, etc) but it allows us to see the correlation between the two. Correlation does NOT mean causation but it’s interesting to see the numbers side by side. 

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Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew | Ellen Notbohm

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew | Ellen Notbohm | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
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They may look like normal happy kids and they are for the most part but they do NEED us to pay special attention to their needs and their needs are different then other kids needs in our classrooms so teachers should make special accommodations and they should always make sure other kids understand what is going on when making these accommodations so that way kids usually are more than willing to help. If you take the time to explain to kid why you need their help and how a kid with autism is special you engage them to this kid and they start looking at it with a new way. Most of these traits were told to me by the autistic teacher at Beltsville Academy. You need someone who will love these kids unconditionally so that they can treat them like their own because it gets tiring of taking care of other people’s kids for 9 months and then never see them again. The teacher had told me that it needs a special/sensitive kind of person for this kind of job.   

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All Things Autism

All Things Autism | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it

Autism spectrum

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Autism overlaps with many different disorders and inorder to treat it you may have to know what the symptoms and treatments of each is because each kids is unique and may have some or all of these at different levels.

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Technology and Autism

Technology and Autism | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
Every day new technology is changing our lives in ways we never imagined. For individuals with autism, some new technologies can improve communication, assist in the development of social skills, and
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I think technology is a great tool to communicate with kids that have a challenge communicating what they feel or even understanding what others feel. New technologies, like the iPad, allow kids to communicate better and by downloading certain apps they can express what they want to say with pictures and different programs available on such devices. I know of a kid at my old school who would always throw a fit because no one would understand what he wanted and of course that can be frustrating when no one understands you, but by using his iPad he was able to show exactly what he meant because of an app that was customized for him. How amazing is that? Especially for parents! 

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Study: Girls’ autism may be going undiagnosed

Study: Girls’ autism may be going undiagnosed | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it

Research suggests many girls could be suffering with undiagnosed autism — as they are better at covering up signs of the disorder compared to boys.


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Autism-

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How will teachers be able to recognize the signs of autism in girls? Autism in girls is a bit harder to spot then in boys. As always, if there is any speculation, a physician should be contacted immediately but in order for that to happen, teachers and parents need to recognize basic signs like with kids in autism, little things like a change of a daily routine can ruin their day because a lot of kids with autism are very routine-oriented and they should be able to spot what causes them to throw a fit but that is sometimes hard to do since communication is hard depending on the level of autism. This can be frustrating to a girl with autism since no one knows what the matter with her is until she is diagnosed and that can be scary for a little girl feeling that she doesn't belong. A girl name Maryilla in Beltsville Academy constantly worries when she is pulled out of class that is she not a part of the group and she wants to know why. It's heartbreaking when she refuses to leave simply because she doesn't want to be "different".

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Educationweek: The Importance of Listening to Non-Verbal Messages

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I think interpreting body language of autistic kids is also a way to understand them better and to see how they are feeling. Autistic kids don’t sugar coat anything so it’s really important to notice their reaction to spot meltdowns before they occur.

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South Florida autism specialist says children with autism can make progress throughout their lives

South Florida autism specialist says children with autism can make progress throughout their lives | Education Challenges: (1) Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADHD) and (2) Autism | Scoop.it
With the number of autism cases growing, we decided to go to one of the leading authorities on the autism spectrum disorder to answer some  questions about it. We went to Dr.
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A misconception about Autism is that they can’t function on their own and they will have a life where someone needs to take care of them constantly and that is completely not true. I used to think that previously before I started researching autism. It’s fascinating to see all different levels where some are going to college and getting different jobs depending on where they fall on the spectrum. Parents are the main support for progress and development of language is the most important. I can understand that because if a child can’t communicate it would be hard for them to get far in life, not saying that they can’t improve but it takes a while and is more challenging.  

Joshua, a kid with autism at Beltsville Academy shocked me by his ability to read upside down and how he was aware of everything and I think it's important to never put a cap on how far these kids can go. The sky is really the limit. 

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