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Pokémon GO: 7 Things to Know for Kids With ADHD

Pokémon GO: 7 Things to Know for Kids With ADHD | LD | Scoop.it
Can kids with ADHD play Pokémon GO safely? Assistive technology expert Jamie Martin writes about the benefits and risks of Pokémon GO for kids with ADHD.
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Chuck E. Cheese's Hosts Sensory Sensitive Sundays for Those With Autism

Chuck E. Cheese's Hosts Sensory Sensitive Sundays for Those With Autism | LD | Scoop.it
Chuck E. Cheese's and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) are partnering for "Sensory Sensitive Sundays" for those on the autism spectrum.
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The Families That Launch Their Own Autism Studies

The Families That Launch Their Own Autism Studies | LD | Scoop.it
Historically, science has scorned single-subject trials, but parents’ at-home experiments with their kids may drive autism research forward.
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Intriguing article suggesting both possible treatments for autism, and some acceptance and possible value of single person studies. -Lon  [Thanks to our advertisers for their support]

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Noon With Woodbury Reports: How Boys With Autism Learn-Interview With Linda Tatsapaugh With Talisman Programs-NC

Noon With Woodbury Reports: How Boys With Autism Learn-Interview With Linda Tatsapaugh With Talisman Programs-NC | LD | Scoop.it
Linda Tatsapaugh explained the differences between typical students and those on the Autism Spectrum in their learning needs.
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Noon With Woodbury Reports:  Students with autism often are very capable in academics but that is not recognized because often they develop later in abstract thinking, have slow processing speed and have too much information so are seen as different.  When teachers are not aware of these neurological differences students have been placed in resource rooms with students with limited abilities.  They are bored, and fall further behind.  Linda explains some common traits of competent autistic students that when recognized and accommodated can do very well.   -Lon  [Thanks to our advertisers for helping us provide this publishing service]  

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5 Ways Yoga Can Develop Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills | A Child Grows in Brooklyn

5 Ways Yoga Can Develop Your Child’s Speech and Language Skills | A Child Grows in Brooklyn | LD | Scoop.it
What on earth children’s yoga and speech/language therapy have to do with one another? Well, our contributor Jocelyn M. Wood (bilingual speech language pathologist) tells us about the incredible mental and physical connections. She is also a yoga practitioner
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Yoga for the Special Child, explains how yoga routines can help children with speech, language and learning problems. -Lon

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Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them And Keep Them?

Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them And Keep Them? | LD | Scoop.it
Job interviews can be especially hard if you're autistic. A Microsoft effort aimed at a wider spectrum of the workforce wants to solve that.
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With determination and insight, this hiring project seems to be working. k-Lon

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Outdoor Adventure is great intervention for ADHD

Outdoor Adventure is great intervention for ADHD | LD | Scoop.it
Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them.:
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There are many indications that ADHD was vital for survival in hunting-gathering societies, thus why it is still so common today.  SOAR also makes a case that ADHD and many other so-called disorders happen more in a highly structured indoor school system. -Lon

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Is the Most Common Therapy for Autism Cruel?

Is the Most Common Therapy for Autism Cruel? | LD | Scoop.it
“Applied behavioral analysis” teaches social skills through unrelenting drills—which some say forces people on the spectrum to hide who they are.

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"we are the clients; we [should] have a say in what happens."  Interesting concept that is presented as an argument regarding treatment of autism. -Lon

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Is Digital Game-Based Learning The Future Of Learning?

Is Digital Game-Based Learning The Future Of Learning? | LD | Scoop.it
Want to know whether Digital Game-Based Learning is here to stay? Check the advantages of and criticisms on Digital Game-Based Learning.

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Since Digital Games are so common and instilled in our culture, it makes sense for educators to master it and provide learning games that are equally challenging and motivational. "If you can't beat them, join them." -Lon

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A Parent Trying to Solve the Dyslexia Puzzle

A Parent Trying to Solve the Dyslexia Puzzle | LD | Scoop.it
My daughter has dyslexia. Her reading difficulties were finally diagnosed this year, three months into second grade. But as many parents with children who have dyslexia find out, this is a constellation of processing and/or auditory weaknesses, and simply giving the disability a name does not make easy to treat.
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Inclusion seems to be the preferred intervention for students with learning disabilities/differences.  But, does that as a blanket intervention serve well the affected stuents? -Lon

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How to Help a Child with Weak Working Memory | Executive Function - NCLD

How to Help a Child with Weak Working Memory | Executive Function - NCLD | LD | Scoop.it
Executive functioning skills - Does your child have a weakness with verbal (auditory) or visual-spatial working memory? If so, you may find that it is greatly interfering with academic achievement.

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thx mz teachuh

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This non-speaking teen wrote an incredibly profound letter explaining autism - Lifestyle - NZ Herald News

This non-speaking teen wrote an incredibly profound letter explaining autism - Lifestyle - NZ Herald News | LD | Scoop.it
For the first 14 and a half years of Gordy's life, Evan and Dara Baylinson had no reason to believe their son could comprehend anything they said: He had never spoken, and he couldn't - New Zealand Herald
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Anybody who wants to gain insight into the thinking of a non-verbal autistic teen should read this.   -Lon

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Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It | LD | Scoop.it
It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers.
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Estimates are that from 5 to 17 percent of the US population have dyslexia. -Lon

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Estimates are that from 5 to 17 percent of the US population have dyslexia. -Lon

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Autism in the workplace – an opportunity not a drawback

Autism in the workplace – an opportunity not a drawback | LD | Scoop.it
An increasing number of companies are recognising how recruiting ‘neurodivergent’ people can bring a whole range of skills and abilities to a workforce
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We are all different.  This acceptance of neurodiverse brains just expands this observation. -Lon  [Thanks to our advertisers for their support]

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The AMAZING Siblings of Patients with Autism

The AMAZING Siblings of Patients with Autism | LD | Scoop.it
Brothers and sisters demonstrate patience and perception about the other’s wants and needs. It is a constant reminder of the important role these sometimes forgotten family members play in th…
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ADHD drugs no help with homework-study

ADHD drugs no help with homework-study | LD | Scoop.it

Giving stimulants to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may not help them complete homework or get better grades, a small study suggests.

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Always good to be skeptical from time to time of what everybody knows. -Lon

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Dyslexic Designers Just Think Different—Maybe Even Better

Dyslexic Designers Just Think Different—Maybe Even Better | LD | Scoop.it
Jim Rokos thinks dyslexics are highly creative problem solvers who think in ways that make for killer designs. And he's putting on an exhibit to prove it.
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Thinking of Dyslexia as just a different frame of mind sounds a lot like getting rid of labels (with all those down sides). -Lon

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Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance

Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance | LD | Scoop.it
Awareness means we know what is hard for us. As we grow up autistic we are measured against the yardstick of "normal” in many ways over and over. Thus, autist
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What Does a Kid with Significant ADHD Really Need?

What Does a Kid with Significant ADHD Really Need? | LD | Scoop.it
So many of the clients we see at the Price Group are what we call ENMESHED with at least one of their parents! One of my clients, a very bright, very verbal young man, is struggling at his current boarding school. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and ha
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The child does not need someone to do the worrying and organizing for him/her.  The child needs support while learning from failure.  That is, the child must own the problem, not the parent or adult. -Lon

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My Aspergers Child: Aspergers Teens and Alcohol Abuse

This post exposes the unexplored problem of teens with Aspergers (high functioning autism) using alcohol as a... https://t.co/BoaWJ0wRX5
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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disord
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It sounds like they are suggesting that separating disorders into separate categories has been counter-productive. -Lon

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Late Developing Executive Function, by William Dickerman

Late Developing Executive Function, by William Dickerman | LD | Scoop.it

Most children develop a good bit of independence and organizational skill by the time they begin school, but what about the child whose organizational skills are slow to develop, perhaps by several years?


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It is often very productive to see students with Executive Functioning problems as symptoms of creativity rather than as some kind of disorder to be fixed.  The author, William Dickerman, is the Admissions Director for Hampshire Country School in New Hampshire, a private residential parent-choice school for pre-teens. -Lon

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The author, William Dickerman, is the Admissions Director for Hampshire Country School in New Hampshire, a private residential parent-choice school for pre-teens. -Lon

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Antipsychotic drug use linked to autism risk in youths

The side effects of antipsychotics can be quite problematic and researchers have found that the proportion of adolescents with autism or intellectual disability has increased among youths treated with these medications.
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Expert Advice on Ways Asperger's Reveals itself in Girls - Autism Parenting Magazine

Expert Advice on Ways Asperger's Reveals itself in Girls - Autism Parenting Magazine | LD | Scoop.it
Dr. G Aspie Show – Dr. Kelley Bolton and Asper-Girls In this episode of the Dr. G Aspie Show, Dr. Kelley Bolton takes a closer look at Asper-Girls. Specializing in Asper-Girls, Dr. Kelley Bolton provides key ways Asperger’s manifests in girls as opposed to boys and also provides tips for parents of Asper-Girls. Watch the …
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