The decision to use medication for treating ADHD can be an extremely difficult one, often filled with emotion and confusion. Writer Penny Williams shares some fantastic information in her article:  Dear ADDitude: What If We Don’t Want to Medicate? It provides some suggestions and information about choosing to use medication for ADHD, as well as seeking out alternative therapies for treatment.  In the end, each individual is different and it will come down to what
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Oh mornings. How I used to dread them. So much to do. Not just for myself to get ready and go to work but for my children too! Clothes set out, shoes and backpacks ready, school notes signed, homework checked and ready, lunches made and oh, what day is it today? Silly hair day?  It all seemed like a regular routine in chaos. That is, until someone said, “Why not do it all the night
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Many people have never heard of a non-verbal learning disability (NLD or NVLD). Some tend to think of it as a disability that affects how someone speaks or lack of speaking but that cannot be further from the truth. Children with a non-verbal learning disability can be quite intelligent with extensive vocabularies but may struggle to keep up academically or socially. This week we are sharing an article written by the Smart Kids With Learning
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Dyscalculia is a learning disability in math. Those who have dyscalculia have difficulties with math, math concepts and tasks. This can be concerning when you think about how often we use math, for example, when telling time or estimating time or distance, counting out change or even sorting out concepts such as smallest to biggest. This week, again from Understood.org, we look at dyscalculia through the eyes of a professional (Dr. Daniel Ansari), a grandmother
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Teddy Bear sitting beside chalkboard sign with Dyslexia written on it
Let’s get straight to the point. Dyslexia is a learning disability. Someone with dyslexia may have challenges in reading, comprehension, spelling and writing but that doesn’t mean that they have challenges with intelligence.  Understood.org understands that there are a lot of myths that surround dyslexia, a few include: Myth #1: Reading and writing letters backwards is the main sign of dyslexia. Myth #2: Dyslexia doesn’t show up until elementary school. Myth #3: Kids with dyslexia
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