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Archives: November 2011

posted: Wednesday November 30th - 4:16pm

Politically Incorrect and Liking It

~ADDitude~'s mom blogger bucks the trend toward forced inclusion at school, and advocates maintaining self-contained classrooms as one option for ADHD and LD kids.

Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician and author of the book The Family ADHD Solution, has an interesting post on his Psychology Today blog. The topic of the blog is the growing trend to integrate kids with ADHD, LD, and other issues into general education classrooms, and the gradual demise of self-contained special education classrooms. Dr. Bertin’s take is that one size doesn’t fit all;...
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posted: Monday November 28th - 1:10pm

Chills! Thrills! And ADHD Social Whiplash

The ADHD roller coaster is a nerve-wracking, gut-wrenching series of social victories and defeats that leaves both Natalie and I feeling queasy -- especially on days like this one.

People often compare living with ADHD, or parenting a child with ADHD, to enduring a thrill ride: One minute you’re up, suddenly you drop, and surprises wait around every curve. Social problems have seat-belted my daughter, Natalie, onto that friendship roller coaster for several days now, and my emotions have been riding right alongside her. Our First Downward Plunge Natalie had one particularly difficult day last week...
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