I can’t believe in the year 2012 we are still discussing whether a child with ADHD can qualify for an IEP. Many people continue to point out that there are 13 disability categories listed in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) isn’t one of them. The 13 categories are Read the rest of this entry →
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I often hear from parents, I have just gotten a medical diagnosis for my child and have set up my first IEP meeting to qualify them to receive services. That medical diagnosis could be ADHD, a learning disorder, a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder, pervasive developmental disorder or a whole host of others. These are typically the same parents that are blown away when the School District tells them they don’t qualify. Read the rest of this entry →
What are available solutions to activate inefficient learning pathways? My last article reviewed the importance of understanding the four primary sensory learning pathways; visual, auditory, kinesthetic-tactile pathways, (VAKT: Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic-Tactile teaching method, http://www.dyslexia-parent.com/VAKT.html) and these entrances must be in working order. If the senses do not integrate, there becomes a learning problem not only in the classroom, but with everyday interactions.
Unfortunately, learning deficiencies are stigmatized. Although most of us have a learning pathway block, we are afraid to address or identify it, even though it is holding our processing speed down. Advanced processing speed can change your life, and even direct you to a new, more satisfying career. Let alone, determine your child’s future. Read the rest of this entry →