Category Archives: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Don’t Try to Predict What a Child Will Become

This quote came to me via email and it seems to speak so profoundly to those who look at young children, especially those with special needs, and place them in foretold futures (e.g. ”this child will never be able to … Continue reading

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Educators Gather in Edmonton, Alberta for Early Childhood Education Conference

I spoke today in Edmonton, Alberta at the Alberta Teachers Association Early Childhood Education Council annual conference held at the Fantasyland Hotel, located in the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in North America (and until 2004, the largest mall … Continue reading

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Today I’m in Winnipeg Speaking About Neurodiversity

Today I led a full-day workshop (9am-4pm) on ”Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and Life,” sponsored by Jack Hirose & Associates here in Canada.  It was a terrific group of … Continue reading

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ADHD Drugs May Increase Risk of Heart Problems in Kids

A new report reveals that ADHD drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta, may cause significant heart difficulties in some children.  The study, which appeared in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, followed 714,000 children in Denmark, born from 1990 to … Continue reading

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8 Steps to Teaching Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary in the Classroom

The Common Core has made the learning of frequently used academic vocabulary words a top priority in their focus on creating standards in the public schools.   It follows then that finding just the right instructional strategies to teach these words … Continue reading

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