August 25, 2021

You’re Too Sensitive

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Did you know that people with ADHD can experience things in an extreme, hypersensitive way? Emotional self-control can be a challenge and they can have hypersensitivity to things like sounds and light and even the feel of things against their skin. This doesn’t mean they’re too sensitive, it means it’s a part of their ADHD. Keath Low wrote “Understanding Hypersensitivity in ADHD” for Verywellmind.org and outlines the sensitivities someone with ADHD may experience. He also
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August 18, 2021

Developing Your Child’s Social Skills

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If you haven’t already heard…world renowned speaker, Rick Lavoie, will be presenting at our Family Conference in October. We are thrilled to have him join us to present  “Last one picked, first one picked on… Ten ways that parents and teachers can improve kids’ social skills”. Rick not only gives outstanding presentations but he is a consultant and writer as well and I was thrilled to find this article to share with you.  “The Teacher’s
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August 11, 2021

Dyslexia: Preparation for the School Year?

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As a great resource for Dyslexia information, the International Dyslexia Association Ontario  offers some sound advice in preparing your student for another school year. This week, our blog takes a look at the importance of preparation and how students can be supported in the year ahead. Check out Supporting Your Child at School.
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August 4, 2021

Summer is half-way done…any ideas for fun?

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There are lots of ideas for fun to be found when it comes to summer activities, but what kind of activities best supports your child’s learning disability? Laura Phillips, PsyD, ABPdN has come up with a great list of ideas to keep your child motivated and engaged in her Child Mind Institute article, Summer Activities for Kids with Learning Disorders. So take the time to review them and see if you can squeeze one or
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July 28, 2021

The Attention Games – Focus through Fun

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Working on attention span and focus with your child this year? Why not try some games? But what are some practical games for children with ADHD and attention challenges, you may ask? How do you get your child to sit still long enough to play a game? Pamela Seeds, M.SC., PH.D. shares some top notch ideas that are sure to keep you and your children enjoying some playful fun together while working on the skills
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