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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A new video series–Dyslexiaville— has come out developed by Academy Award winning director/producer Peggy Stern (Best Animated Short, 2006 – The Moon and the Son:  An Imagined Conversation), that is created by and for kids with a diagnosis of dyslexia and other learning differences.  I watched the first video and it was hilarious – lots of...
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A new study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry revealed that certain subcortical structures in the brains of individuals diagnosed with ADHD are smaller in volume than typically developing matched controls (the median age of the 1713 participants diagnosed with ADHD was 14).  The specific structures where differences were found included the nucleus accumbens, the...
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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 …” or ”most children with this diagnosis will grow up to….”).  I’m working on revising...
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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 in the world).  Over 650 educators from all over Alberta gathered to discuss timely issues...
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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 forty educators who shared their success experiences in working with students with special needs that...
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