Month: December 2012

Difference between ADHD and OCD

As of 2007, 5.4 million children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD in the United States. Each year, that number is increasing by 5.5%. Unfortunately, many of the children diagnosed with ADHD might actually not have ADHD

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Programs accommodate all types of learners

NASHUA – The day his son kicked a teacher in the face, Charlie Collinson knew it was time to take him out of the Hudson schools. Collinson’s son has Asperger’s syndrome, an autistm spectrum disoder that impairs social interaction and

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Summer-born children being wrongly classed as having special needs

CHILDREN born in the summer are being wrongly classed as having special needs when they are just young for their school year, a major Government-backed study suggests. Summer-born children being wrongly classed as having special needs Photo: ALAMY By John Bingham,

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Reality and Misconceptions About Helping Kids Improve Their Social Skills

by Ryan Wexelblatt, MSS As the Director of an overnight summer camp designed for children with social learning needs I always welcome the opportunity to speak with fellow Camp Directors.   Inevitably the focus of our discussions often turns to how

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Speech Pathologists in Schools

Diagnosis usually occurred by the time children were starting to talk. “At 18-24 months, the flags will start to go up if kids are not hitting their milestones, What do autism, stuttering, cleft lip and palate, and voice disorders have

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What Speech Pathologists Treat in Schools

What do autism, stuttering, cleft lip and palate, and voice disorders have in common? They all can lead to childhood communication difficulties that speech pathologists have been trained to treat. And the list doesn’t stop there. The trained therapists can

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As Detroit Public Schools rolls fall, proportion of special-needs students on rise

As Detroit Public Schools continues to suffer from an unprecedented enrollment decline, the proportion of students with special needs is growing, state and district data show. This year, nearly one in every five students in Michigan’s largest school district is

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Critical EPA report highlighting chemical dangers to kids is sidetracked

A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry. America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition,

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Learning Disabilities Fort Bend

Addressing Learning Disabilities through a special education advocate! SpecialEdAdvocate.org – Special Education Advocate Serving the Greater Houston Area Since 1994 and Fort Bend Jimmy Kilpatrick 832 814 7463 Special Ed Advocate – Houston

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Special Ed Advocate Houston ISD

Addressing the Barriers to Learning through a special education advocate! SpecialEdAdvocate.org – Special Education Advocate Serving the Greater Houston Area Since 1994 and Houston ISD Jimmy Kilpatrick 832 814 7463 Special Ed Advocate – Houston

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