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Experiences in Student Teaching: International and Urban.

Growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago, I was aware that other places had different cultures, sights, smells, and tastes however my experience with student teaching really opened my eyes as to how shocking those differences could be. I was fairly lucky in that my parents moved to a good neighborhood when I started middle school.

The Neuropsychology of ADHD: Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Part II

In a previous article we considered Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and its overlap with ADHD, and introduced some concepts for thinking about the relationships between these and similar learning challenges.

The Neuropsychology of ADHD: Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Part I


In this article we will consider Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and its overlap with ADHD. Teaching and parenting considerations for the student with CAPD features will be reviewed.

Grade for fruit and vegetable intake for girls: F minus.

Diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables have been shown to be very important in maintaining health. Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables has been shown to reduce heart disease risk, decrease the risk for certain cancers, improve life expectancy, and lower body mass index (BMI).

A program called the Healthy People 2010 recommends at least 2 daily servings of fruits and 3 daily servings of vegetables with at least one serving being a dark green leafy or orange vegetable.

Study links vaccines containing mercury with autism

A 1948 article in the journal Pediatrics opens with, "Inflammatory reactions involving various parts of the nervous system following injections or various sera or vaccines have long been known". In that paper they discuss 15 instances in children at Boston Children's Hospital that developed "acute cerebral symptoms within a period of hours after administration of pertussis vaccine."

Parental stress a factor in ADHD diagnosis

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is the most
frequently diagnosed behavioral disorder in children. The diagnosis
affects approximately 3 to 5% of school children or approximately 2 million children in the United States. A large number of children with ADHD, 40-60%, are also diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and/or Conduct Disorder (CD).

Flax seed oil and vitamin C improve ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in children. The diagnosis affects approximately 3-5% of school-going children. Studies have established that certain long-chained fatty acids are critical for normal brain development. Additional studies have show that deficiencies or imbalances in these fatty acids contribute to ADHD.

No Teacher Left Behind

I'd like to talk about modern day heroes and you see them everyday when you drop your child off at school. They don't wear a red cape, a big red "S" or fly. You see them at the head of the class. They are called "Teachers." No Child Left Behind was the intention and it was a good intention. But the reality is that it tossed teachers under the school bus.

Are schools for leaders or followers?

According to both US and Canadian statistics, 5% of the population has AD/HD and 95% does not. Coincidentally according to both US and Canadian statistics 5% of the population is self employed or an employer and 95% of the population works as an employee. I have a suspicious mind; I noticed it's the same 5% in both countries.

So I got to thinking, does school teach people to be leaders or followers, owners or employees? Is AD/HD a leadership trait or a follower trait? Is AD/HD an employee trait or an owner trait? What do you think?

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV

Impact of Event Scale (IES)
Global Assessment of Function Scale (GAF)
Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS)
Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)
The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)
Daily Record of Severity of Problems Scale (DRSP)
Assessed by the Clinician-Administered Scale (PTSD)
Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales (FACES)  
The Clinical Global Impression Severity of Illness Scale (CGIS-I)