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Does My Child Have ADD? Some Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Does my child have ADD?” Some parents will have noticed behavior in their child that is different to other children or siblings. Others may have had a friend say something to them, or possibly their child’s teacher asked them this question.

Back to School for Those With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Here is an article that covers the basics of what you should do before taking your child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to school. This world of chaos would be enough to make anyone scream let alone some one with ASD.

Functional Behavioral Assessments – The Key To Quality Behavior Intervention Plans

Quality Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) lead to sound behavior plans that can significantly increase pro-social behaviors in children who exhibit inappropriate behaviors. Read on to learn what components should be included in an FBA.

Parenting Children With Special Needs – The Three Most Important Skills

Parenting children with special needs is hard, exhausting work. Mastering a few parenting strategies can make a world of difference for you and your family. Read on to learn more…

Online Safety for Teens With Intellectual Disabilities

Internet access and social media websites can be fun and educational, and can really broaden horizons for young people with intellectual disabilities. However, to ensure their safety, parents should be asking some questions and using the answers to set rules and boundaries around access to and use of social media websites.

ADD and ADHD – 8 Common Misconceptions About This Condition

While a great deal is now known about ADD and ADHD, short for Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, there are widespread misconceptions about the condition, what causes it and how to take care of children with ADHD. This article discusses 8 common mistaken beliefs and the truth about ADHD.

Teaching Language to Children With Autism – How to Teach Your Child to Request Desirable Items

Teaching language to children with autism and other developmental delays is critical to their development. This article explains some relatively easy ways parents can get started with teaching their child to make verbal or nonverbal requests. Read on to learn more.

ADHD and the Early Elementary School Years

When your child moves on from kindergarten and enters elementary school, he or she will be expected to do things differently. If your child has ADHD, however, he or she may experience the following problems in elementary school.

Special Education Accommodations Assist Students to Access the General Education Curriculum

Accommodations are an important part of a child’s Individualized Education Program. Read on to learn what they are and how they are used to help children with special needs achieve more success in school.

ADHD Symptoms Revisited

A reconsideration of Alan Sroufe’s article in the New York Times about ADHD symptoms, as well as the rebuttals and reactions from Harold S. Koplewicz and Judth Warner. In an earlier article here on the EzineArticles website, I discussed a piece by L. Alan Sroufe that had appeared in the New York Times, seriously questioning the effectiveness of Ritalin, Adderall and other stimulants used to treat children with ADHD symptoms.

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