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Archives: February 2014
posted: Tuesday February 25th - 12:42pm
Keep Your Child Calm and Carry On
A pediatrician explains why many kids with ADHD grow up to be anxious adults.
posted: Monday February 17th - 12:02pm
Is Your Doctor Up to Speed on Diagnosing ADHD?
Here’s how to make sure yours is.
posted: Monday February 10th - 10:55pm
Why Don't Teachers Follow My Son's IEP?
We have an IEP in place for my son, who is in high school. How can I make sure that his teachers follow it? We have an accommodation for using a tape recorder for recording lectures. However, some teachers don’t always allow him to use it. What should I do?
posted: Sunday February 9th - 8:19pm
Late to the ADHD Party
I am 62 years old and was just diagnosed with ADHD. I have made a lot of mistakes during my lifetime, and I can chalk most of them up to my undiagnosed ADHD. How do I overcome my anger and sadness over not being diagnosed sooner?
posted: Saturday February 8th - 7:00pm
Working With a Reading Disability
I am an adult who thinks he has a reading disability. I have trouble retaining what I read. My disability is threatening my job security. What should I do?
1. GET EVALUATED > Not all reading problems are the same. A learning specialist or a specialized psychologist should evaluate yours. Be sure the professional uses a checklist (a Connors CBRS, say) to look for broad learning issues, and evaluates you based on those results. 2. IMPROVE COMPREHENSION >Read subtitles first—this will bring meaning to the text below them. >Highlight the “$10 words” in each subtitle and the rest of...
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posted: Saturday February 8th - 6:31pm
An IEP vs. a 504 Plan: What's What?
Can you tell me the basic differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP? I am confused.
posted: Wednesday February 5th - 3:10pm« The Experts's blog
ADHD Meds for Less
I am on a very limited budget and my co-pays on prescriptions have gone up. I am benefiting from the ADHD medication I am taking, but if prices go up any more, I will have to go without. Do you have ideas on how to make my prescription drug bill more affordable?
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