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What’s the Relationship between ADHD and Procrastination?

One remarkable difference between ADHD and non-ADHD brains appears to be lower density of dopamine receptors in the first group. And because dopamine is thought to be the brain's chemical messenger of reward and motivation, it makes sense that many adults and children with ADHD are observed to

  1. engage in high-risk or sensation-seeking behavior, and
  2. demonstrate a greater-than-typical struggle with boring tasks.

How to strengthen your child's auditory memory skills

Auditory memory is one of the most significant learning skills.  The ability to learn from oral instructions and oral information is a fundamental skill required throughout life.  So how can you help your child strengthen these skills?  Here is a list of very easy do it at home activities that you can practice throughout the day with your child.

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Helping a Child with Apraxia or a Speech Disorder Learn to Read?

Reading is a fundamental skill needed for academic success.  In today’s world, strong literacy skills are essential.  Children who struggle in reading tend to experience extreme difficulties in all content areas, as every subject in school requires reading proficiency.  When children are then faced with further struggles such as speech production and receptive and expressive language difficulties, the effects can be even more detrimental. 

 

 

Balancing Nurturance With Control When Your Child Is Melting Down

 What advice do you have about handling meltdowns? We call our kids Mr. and Mrs. Meltdown.

Auditory Processing and Reading Interventions

Students with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) have significant difficulties in identifying and discriminating sounds despite having normal peripheral hearing. These students often have reading difficulties due to significantly poor phonological awareness, decoding ability and grapheme knowledge. Time and again a student with Auditory Processing Disorder will lack the necessary reading foundation skills that are essential in becoming a strong reader.

Employing Classmates As Mentors Of Autistic Teens

Any ideas for how my autistic teen can be helped by his high school classmates?  

Guiding Asperger's Teens In Opposite Sex Relationships

We would like some help coaching our older teenage son with Aspergers’ Syndrome as he starts to date.  

Expressive Writing Disorder

An expressive writing disorder is a type of learning disability in which an individual has difficulties putting thoughts to words when writing and the overall writing ability falls substantially below what is normally expected. Individuals with this sort of difficulty will find any sort of written composition to be a painstaking process and may have great difficulty constructing sentences and paragraphs in a grammatical or logical format.

Struggling with an Expressive Writing Disorder?

An expressive writing disorder is a type of learning disability in which an individual has difficulties putting thoughts to words when writing and the overall writing ability falls substantially below what is normally expected. Individuals with this sort of difficulty will find any sort of written composition to be a painstaking process and may have great difficulty constructing sentences and paragraphs in a grammatical or logical format.

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