Tag archives for ADHD

Games That Increase Attention and Focus in ADHD Children

Five ways to reduce the symptoms of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) through fun and games. Helping your young child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) pay attention is hard work, and nagging her or him to “do this” or “stop that” is getting on everyone’s nerves, especially yours. Try a little fun instead, to stretch her or his attention Read full article »

Friends Forever: Strategies for Better Play Dates & Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children

Friends Forever: Strategies for Better Play Dates & Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children with ADHD expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D. March 11, 2013 @ 2 PM EST   Does your kid struggle to make friends? Do ADHD symptoms such as boredom, inattention, and aggression prevent your child from getting along with others during play dates? Many ADHD kids have trouble with social skills, which makes Read full article »

A Simple Plan for Student Planners

Kids with attention deficit may resist getting organized with a student planner — but our expert tips for using this tool will help even low-key learners. by Susan Kruger Most teachers agree that planners are essential. Students who use them usually earn As and Bs. Students who don't often miss deadlines and lose points on tests, classroom assignments, and projects. Read full article »

Beyond the ADHD Diagnosis: Understanding Common Learning Disabilities in ADHD Children

by Larry Silver, M.D. This article comes from: http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/787.html Roughly half of all children diagnosed with ADHD also suffer from learning disabilities like dyslexia. Here are some common symptoms. A mother takes her daughter to the family doctor because she's always tired and lacks energy. The doctor notes that the linings of her eyelids are pale and concludes that she has iron deficiency Read full article »

Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge

Thank you LDonline.org for this helpful article! There are many fantastic tips for helping your child establish routines for homework. Enjoy! http://www.ldonline.org/article/Being_an_Efficient_Homework_Helper%3A_Turning_a_Chore_into_a_Challenge Being an Efficient Homework Helper: Turning a Chore into a Challenge By: Regina G.  Richards (2008) "The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil." — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer) Homework is a constant for most children — Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!