Category: School

ADHD Diagnosis and Behavior Expectations, Revisited
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ADHD Diagnosis and Behavior Expectations, Revisited

Original Article published on Today Book, Quotes by Peg Tyre, from her book The Trouble With Boys “According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2003, 14 percent of boys across the nation were identified as having ADHD by they time they reached their sixteenth birthday. And the percentage is continuing to grow. Between 2000 […]

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Simple book that makes the mark on feelings
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Simple book that makes the mark on feelings

I ran across this book at my local library while sitting on the floor waiting for my kids to make their selections.  I was drawn to the Title, On Those Runaway Days.  It was such a wonder what that title would hold between the pages.  I was pleasantly surprised.  I have a son who has […]

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Losing Your Cool Under Pressure, Excerpt
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Losing Your Cool Under Pressure, Excerpt

Excerpt from Sian Beilock’s article in Psychology Today: When the worries start, if you are doing something that demands a heavy dose of working-memory (say, solving a difficult test problem or reasoning through a tough on-the-spot question from a prospective boss), you performance can suffer. Says Sian Beilock, Author of Choke, and also A University […]

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Handwriting and its Ill Effects on Classroom Behavior
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Handwriting and its Ill Effects on Classroom Behavior

Guest Post by John Murray OTR: I find it ironic that the tool that is used to measure school success (for tests, quizzes, reports/compositions, math computation, etc…) gets little attention in the early years of school and less later on.  The tool I am referring to is the “pencil”. Using a pencil well and executing […]

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