Sunday, July 23, 2017

Staying Current On Special Needs

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Educating the Autistic Child – Case Study

If you are wondering if the insurmountable challenges associated with autism can be overcome through education, please see this video of Ethan Bailey.  The video is a little choppy in places but that was beyond our control.  Much of what you see Ethan doing in this video they said he would never do.  If you’re the parent of an autistic … Read the rest...

[VIDEO] Girl With Autism Expresses Profound Intelligence

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AUDIO | Dr. Paul Cates – Using Brain Builder for ADD – ADHD

Dr. Cates is featured in this audio broadcast with Dr. Rory Stern, Ph.D. Harvard University and Alex Doman, President of Brain Builder.

Rory Stern is a stay-at-home Dad.  He helps families understand having ADHD doesn’t mean you are broken or need to be fixed.  Dr. Stern often discusses alternative ways to treat ADD/ADHD without medication.

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What are Learning Disabilities?

“Learning Disabilities” are those preventing children of normal or above normal intelligence from progressing at the customary pace of regular school classes, or from responding to usual teaching techniques employed.

The child with learning disabilities may have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypoactivity
  • Short attention span
  • Distractability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Poor visual-motor coordination
  • Poor sense of balance
  • Poor large
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Ten Symptoms of Psychoneurological Disorders

How do the Parents of Children with Psychoneurological Disorders Describe These Ten Basic Symptoms?

1. Hyperactivity or Hypoactivity. “He’s constantly on the go.” “His motor is always running.” “He’s always into something.” “He’s like a little devil.” “I don’t know where he gets that much energy.” “He’s like a bull in a china shop.” “He’s lazy.” “He just sits around.” Read the rest...

Spend a Day with Mikey

Spend A Day With Mikey

This is a hypothetical case. Any similarity to a real situation is purely coincidental.

Mikey is eight years old. He is small for his age and has few friends. It is seven o’clock in the morning and Mikey is already in trouble.

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Learning Disability Statistics

A Few Learning Disability Statistics:

  • Less than 2% of first graders have an organic eye problem (Getman in the PHYSIOLOGY OF READINESS)
  • 25% of first graders have a functional visual problem of some sort (estimated by Spache; same percentage as in Harmon’s study in Houston, Texas. W=160,000) (Peoria, Illinois, study indicated 23.8%)
  • 40% of fifth graders have a visual
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Learning Disorders and the Pre-School Child

Learning Disorders and the Pre-school Child

The time to look for children with what we call learning disabilities is early. By early we mean age 5 or earlier and not until ages 7 – 10. We can then identify “high risk” children early and give them top priority.

What things might indicate or be suggestive of learning disabilities?

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Learning Disorders and the Kindergarten

Learning Disorders and the Kindergarten Child

Some things observed in your child at the Kindergarten level may indicate a need to check out possible perceptual learning problems. Not all of the things that I talk about will be found in any one child nor does the presence of any one of these things, or a few of them, necessarily Read the rest...

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