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  • ADHD treatment options, mother and son working together
    ADHD Treatments
    How Effective Are the Treatment Options for Children with ADHD?
    Provided by the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (CEPAC), based on their Action Guide for ADHD. Health experts estimate that ADHD affects between 6 and 16 percent of children in the U.S. — that's at least 5 million...
  • Summer Learning Tips for LD, boy on laptop
    Summer Learning
    Kick-Start Summer Learning: 5 Motivation Strategies for Kids with LD
    Having trouble getting your child with learning difficulties excited about summer learning? Here are some motivation strategies from psychology expert Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., that will encourage your child to dive right in to summer learning ac...
    FE Staff
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    Coping With Giftedness
    9 Challenges Facing Gifted Children (and How You Can Help!)
    Has your gifted child been struggling with some social, emotional, or academic issues lately? Giftedness comes with a surprising set of problems, ranging from perfectionism and competitiveness to friendship issues. Learn about these common challe...
    Erin Dower
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    Signs and Symptoms of Autism
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative
    Spotlight: Creativity! Study Finds ADHD Kids Are More Creative It's a belief many parents of kids with ADHD have long held — kids with ADHD are more creative than their non-ADHD counterparts. New research shows that what was perhaps once consi...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Autism Treatments
    5 Creative Ways to Finance Autism Therapies
    5 Creative Ways to Finance Autism Therapiesby Areva Martin, Esq.Nonprofit and health foundations. There are some organizations, like the United HealthCare Children's Foundation, that provides grants for autism services to middle- and low-income ...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Helping Your Child with Autism Help Himself
    Helping Your Child with Autism Help Himselfby Areva Martin, Esq.Many of the seven principles of advocacy you are using to hone your abilities as a parent-advocate for your child with autism can be adapted to your child. Your child with mild, mo...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • parent, child prepare for test
    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Behavioral Guidance for Your Child with Autism
    Behavioral Guidance for Your Child with Autismby Areva Martin, Esq.Children with autism typically have trouble telling the difference between what should be done in private and what can be done in public. This confusion is caused by a cognitive ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Talking with Your Child About Autism
    Talking with Your Child About Autismby Areva Martin, Esq.Inevitably, your child with mild to moderate to high-functioning autism will ask questions about his disorder. He will want to know why he is different from other children at school, in th...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    The Call to Advocacy for Your Child with Autism
    The Call to Advocacy for Your Child with Autism Accepting that your child has autism takes courage and a strong dose of faith — the ability to believe that the four-year-old who is completely nonverbal today will one day learn to communicate. ...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
  • Kids
    Creativity
    Child Who Talks to Himself
    A child who adopts behavior such as talking to himself is probably not in any real trouble, but it's worth exploring why. ...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Facing Your Child's Autism Diagnosis
    Facing Your Child's Autism Diagnosis Getting an accurate autism diagnosis is a turning point. In practical terms, it means that you can stop wondering what's wrong and start learning everything you need to know about your child's condition. Inst...
    Areva Martin, Esq.
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    Coping With Autism
    7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism
    Standing up for your child with autism isn't easy, but every parent can learn the skills to become a powerful advocate and help improve the system for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One mother of a child with autism, and a legal exp...
    Erin Dower
  • busysonfallingasleepstudying
    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    8 Disorganization Styles of Struggling Boys
    Why is your child struggling in school? In her book "That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life," author Ana Homayoun identifies eight styles of disorganization and distraction that ...
    Erin Dower
  • School and Learning
    Signs of Giftedness
    Minimum IQ and Screening for Gifted Program
    Unfortunately, many schools screen for achievement or intelligence, and do further testing only if the child scores at a high level initially. ...
  • School and Learning
    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    5 Essential Tools and Tips for Disorganized Boys
    5 Essential Tools and Tips for Disorganized Boys We recently spoke with Ana Homayoun, the author of the book That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life. She holds a master's degree i...
    Erin Dower
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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    Homework Strategies for Children with Learning Disabilities
    Picture this — you are sitting at the kitchen table helping your child with LD do her homework. You try your best to keep her focused, but even something as minor as sharpening a pencil can make her concentration go down the drain. Sound famili...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Tools for LD Children
    6 Strategies to Help Your Child with LD Succeed
    If you have a child with a learning disability, you know how hard it can be to get him excited about schoolwork. Check out these tips and strategies from our readers that will help your child accomplish his goals, and encourage him to go that ex...
    Lindsay Hutton