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The pathologization of interest and curiosity

The pathologization of interest and curiosity | LD | Scoop.it
As I am increasingly connected with people in Disabilities and Autistic communities, I am finding that there were things that in the past sat quite comfortably with me - that now - looking back - make me uncomfortable. I sometimes feel like I would love to delete a whole bunch of posts, or at the…
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Essentially, he asks if using the term "special" referring to some students, we aren't diminishing them?  Good question. -Lon

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia Encourages Students to Sharpen Their Social-Emotional Skills Over the Holidays

As Cumberland students enter the festive holiday season filled with family gatherings and honored customs, teachers aren't focusing on the potential for academic backslide but rather opportunities for social-emotional growth. Teachers and counselors realize that students won't be picking up their
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ChanceLight Expands Autism Services Throughout Georgia; Adds Clinics and Therapists to Provide Life-Changing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy

ChanceLight Expands Autism Services Throughout Georgia; Adds Clinics and Therapists to Provide Life-Changing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy | LD | Scoop.it
ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ChanceLight, one of the nation's leading providers of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy — widely recognized a
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This is just one of the companies flocking to provide additional services for austism treatment.  -Lon

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Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists?

Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists? | LD | Scoop.it

According to the latest estimates, there are more than 1 million autistic children in the United States but only about 8,300 child psychiatrists, 1,500 child neurologists and 1,000 developmental-behavioral pediatricians. And within those small numbers, autism remains an unpopular choice: “It’s not a perfect analogy, but I feel like autism within psychiatry is like psychiatry within medicine,” Marrus says.

 
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Why is a good question, and we need to emphasize finding the answer so the problem can be corrected.  -Lon

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At the intersection of autism and trauma

At the intersection of autism and trauma | LD | Scoop.it

Autism and post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD) share many traits, but the connection between them was largely overlooked until now.

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Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity as ADHD?

Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity as ADHD? | LD | Scoop.it
Perhaps pills shouldn't be the go-to panacea.
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Good point in  why immaturity seems to be seen as ADHD.  -Lon

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ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

ADHD symptoms are commonly missed in girls, and are too often called laziness or ditziness which may lead to a lifetime of self-esteem problems and missed treatment opportunities.
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Yes, Autism Rates Are Rising. No, That Doesn’t Mean More People Have Autism

Yes, Autism Rates Are Rising. No, That Doesn’t Mean More People Have Autism | LD | Scoop.it
The prevalence of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder is likely about the same as it ever was, but more people are receiving diagnoses.
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The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace - CBS News

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace - CBS News | LD | Scoop.it
More and more companies are recruiting workers on the autism spectrum, changing the face of workplace diversity and bringing valuable skills to bear
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This is something that could be done if we just think of kids as individuals, rather than as some label.  -Lon

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Why is ADHD more common in boys than girls?

Why is ADHD more common in boys than girls? | LD | Scoop.it
For every girl diagnosed with ADHD, up to seven boys are diagnosed. Researchers looked at risk factors, the role of genetics, and mental health for clues.

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Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read | MindShift | KQED News

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read | MindShift | KQED News | LD | Scoop.it
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in this country. But it is widely misunderstood, and schools often do a poor job of helping students learn
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Research Raises Questions Over ADHD Drugs

Research Raises Questions Over ADHD Drugs | LD | Scoop.it
The ADHD drug methylphenidate led to modest improvements in symptoms, general behavior, and quality of life, but this finding was based on poor-quality studies.
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 Remuda Ranch at The Meadows (AZ) Announces New Executive Staff

 Remuda Ranch at The Meadows (AZ) Announces New Executive Staff | LD | Scoop.it
WICKENBURG, AZ (PRWEB) January 27, 2018 -- Gurr joined Remuda Ranch at The Meadows in 2015, where he has functioned in various capacities, including Director
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Autistic teen defies odds, begins project to help others

Autistic teen defies odds, begins project to help others | LD | Scoop.it
A Columbus North High School senior diagnosed with autism at age 2 is working to help individuals with disabilities advocate for themselves. Brandon Mitchell, 18, has developed 25 self-advocacy cards as part of his senior project to help individuals who may struggle to speak in public. The wallet-sized cards also are meant to be a
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Intriguing human interest story. -Lon

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Strategies for Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism by Julia Ottesen

Strategies for Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism by Julia Ottesen | LD | Scoop.it

Fisher said that while ABA is a useful tool for looking at and changing the challenging behaviors of students with autism, it can apply to different parts of everyone’s lives.


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In this article I learned and was informed on various methods on working with autistic students and their behavioral issues.  This is first done by identifying the behavior and what is causing it other then the disability.  Challenging behavior like kicking and biting is not only displayed by autistic students but it does present more of a challenge for educators to manage and be able to work this these students to correct the behavior.  After identifying what the issue is and what is triggering the undesired behavior then we must move on to a solution or ways of implementing changes to correct the behavior.  Ultimately the only way that will correct this is by demonstrating the desired behavior and following it with positive reinforcement.
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4 Benefits of Photography for Autistic Students

4 Benefits of Photography for Autistic Students | LD | Scoop.it
A teacher who has used photography to build student engagement notes particular benefits for students on the spectrum.

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On dyslexia and how to deal with it, from the Hindu Times

On dyslexia and how to deal with it, from the Hindu Times | LD | Scoop.it
Why dyslexia must be spotted early, and children supported to perform in their unique way
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ADHD prescriptions do not guarantee academic success

ADHD prescriptions do not guarantee academic success | LD | Scoop.it
The number of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnoses has increased by nearly 42 percent in the past eight years, according to Psychiatry Today.
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An interesting perspective questioning Medication for ADHD from a College Sophmore.  -Lon

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Solutions For Learning & Attention Challenges-Interview With Jill Stowell

Solutions For Learning & Attention Challenges-Interview With Jill Stowell | LD | Scoop.it

Jill Stowell, Founder and President of Stowell Learning Centers in California, joined Lon September 24, 2018 to explain what is necessary to help children with learning and attention challenges.  Although....

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An explanation of some of the background preparation necessary to provide quality service for those with learning and attention challenges.  -Lon

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Hans Asperger Selected Children with Asperger's Syndrome for Euthanasia

Hans Asperger Selected Children with Asperger's Syndrome for Euthanasia | LD | Scoop.it
Do new revelations about Hans Asperger's Nazi past cast aspersions on his work in the field of Asperger's Syndrome? How do we come to terms with the fact that the kindly grandfather- like figure of children with Asperger's Syndrome was sending these children to their deaths?
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A horrible chapter in the history of medical ethics.  -Lon

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Why Designing for Disability Leads to Better Solutions for Everyone | MindShift | KQED News

Why Designing for Disability Leads to Better Solutions for Everyone | MindShift | KQED News | LD | Scoop.it
Designing tools and learning environments for people with disabilities from the start not only creates an inclusive environment, but often results in a bet
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Along a similar line, it has seemed to me that interventions for children with emotional/behavioral issues often can be very helpful for children without those issues.  I think she has a point here.  -Lon

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Dyslexia is just an alternative way of thinking

Dyslexia is just an alternative way of thinking | LD | Scoop.it

I wouldn’t be where I am if I wasn’t dyslexic – I wouldn’t have struggled and dropped out of school to start Student magazine and then Virgin Records.

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John Elder Robison to speak April 9 at Landmark College | Landmark College

John Elder Robison to speak April 9 at Landmark College | Landmark College | LD | Scoop.it

PUTNEY, Vt. – Landmark College will host a talk by best-selling author John Elder Robison called “Different Does Not Equal Disordered: The Case for Embracing Neurodiversity,” on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, located in the East Academic Building....

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Wish I lived on the East Coast so I could hear this talk.  Sounds very enlightening.  -Lon

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Caring for Flint Kids Continues | The Glenholme School (CT)

Caring for Flint Kids Continues | The Glenholme School (CT) | LD | Scoop.it
The families of Flint have a long road to recovery. And every effort, no matter how big or how small, makes a difference. Everyone at Glenholme is proud to do their part.
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Service to others is an important part of the healing at a school for kids withproblems.  -Lon

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The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace - CBS News

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace - CBS News | LD | Scoop.it
More and more companies are recruiting workers on the autism spectrum, changing the face of workplace diversity and bringing valuable skills to bear
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The Side of the Autism Spectrum I Wish More People Would See

The Side of the Autism Spectrum I Wish More People Would See | LD | Scoop.it
Yasmin Stubbings addresses the pervasive negative stereotypes of autistic people and focuses on the abilities and talents she and others possess.
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