Myth of Laziness(10 min 51 sec) In this video, expert neuropsychologist from Kennedy Krieger, Mark Mahone, and Fran Bowman, educational specialist, are featured. Also interviewed are a variety of students who are bright but have learning and attention impairments about the nature of the 'myth of laziness' and what it meant for them._
An estimated 6.4 million children ages 4 through 17 had received an A.D.H.D. diagnosis at some point in their lives, a 16 percent increase since 2007 and a 41 percent rise in the past decade. About two-thirds of those with a current diagnosis receive prescriptions for stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall, which can drastically improve the lives of those with A.D.H.D. but can also lead to addiction, anxiety and occasionally psychosis.As a teacher, have you ever asked yourself how much you know about this 'epidemic'? What are its symptoms and the myths around it ? The graphic below has all the answers you need.
Executive functions are skills all of us use every day as we learn, work and manage our finances, friendships and family relationships. People with learning and attention issues often struggle with many of these skills. If that’s true of your child, the resources below will shed light on the problem and explain how you can help him develop these important skills. Be sure to download a free copy of our Executive Function e-book, which includes a clever infographic depicting a day in the life of a young boy with executive dysfunction—comic-book style! Comparison chart breaks down some of the key differences between ADHD and sensory processing issues while providing practical advice on how to manage your child's unique challenges. Does your child have issues with personal space, sitting still, or feeling comfortable in public places? It could be sensory processing issues, ADHD, or a combination of both.
T-Baris a colored bar which you can either drag around the screen or lock to your mouse. It can have ruled lines or not, depending on your preference. The color can be chosen from pre-defined options, then tweaked by altering the red, green or blue sliders to get the perfect color, the transparency level can be adjusted, again to suit the individual. All the settings are saved between sessions, so there is no need to readjust the next time you use it.
with set of applications to support reading, writing, planning and
vision. Install on computer, or run from USB drive Click HERE for demonstration of using MyStudyBar with Windows 7 Speech Recognition Video tutorials HERE for tools on MyStudyBar Windows only Click HERE for more information
Sonar5 Provides an expanded ring around the mouse pointer for users who have difficulty locating the pointer. Can be used either installed on your hard disk - when it stores it's configuration data in your user area, or stand alone on a flash drive. Either through the icon in the Notification area of your taskbar or through the relevant keyboard shortcut, you can access the Settings dialogue (CTRL + ALT + A) where you can change the shape to either a circle or a square, alter the diameter of the shape, alter the width of the line and change the colour. Whilst running, the application can be hidden and restored by clicking on Show/Hide or by using CTRL+ALT+S. Finally, this version of Sonar sits above the menu's in Windows, providing identification anywhere.Scroll down site to see tool.
A Better Mousetrap A very simple application, choose the area you wish to trap the mouse in using the movable and resizable glass window, then press the hotkey combination to lock the pointer in the field. Once an area has been set, the application will retain that setting until either a new area is set, or the application is closed. This will allow the lock to be turned off whilst navigating elsewhere and then with a press of the hotkey combination, the lock can be restored.
_Social Skills Toolbox Includes specific lessons, graphic organizers, and workbooks to address
the communication and behavioral skills that impact socialization. The KidTools Support System - "The KidTools Support System (KTSS) is a federally-funded project to provide performance support software for children, ages 7-13, who have learning disabilities and/or emotional and behavioral problems. The KTSS software includes a library of tools provided as easy-to-use templates for children to personalize and use independently in school and home settings. The KidTools program includes template tools to assist children in self-management, problem solving, and making plans and contracts. KidSkills includes organizational and planning tools and a variety of learning strategies."_
Do2Learn helps teachers find a way to improve the academic achievement as well as the behavior and social skills of students with special needs. The website features games, songs, craft projects, seasonal arts and much more. Educators can access literacy tools, behavior management plans, a teacher toolbox and other materials created by experts in the area of special education. The resources have been developed specifically for students with Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities that inhibit their skills of self-regulation, communication, socialization and learning. Click Here to Visit Website
Adout - Just add a URL and it will remove the advertisements on the page...Might be helpful for those students who are easily distracted by ads