February 22, 2013

Related to Autism

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Many groups advocate different views of and responses to autism. Here is a sampling of sites related to autism: Autism Speaks Autism Society of America Defeat Autism Now, the website of the Autism Research Institute. My favorite public service announcement on autism is Act Early’s poignant “The Red Flags of Autism.” To prove autistics have […]

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February 22, 2013

Homeschooling kids with ADHD: a Boston College professor collected stories

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In August, Peter Gray, leading textbook author, Boston College research professor, and Psychology Today blogger, asked parents for stories about their experiences homeschooling children with ADHD. His results are here.

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February 22, 2013

Reading gives you “a lot of bang for your book”

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The complete article from LiveScience.com on the value of having books in your home is here.

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February 22, 2013

News and commentary on disability issues

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Patricia Bauer is a reporter, a good writer, and mother of Margaret, a young woman with Down Syndrome. Patricia first came to my attention with her 2005 Washington Post article on the abortion of children with disabilities, “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have.” My favorite lines are: Margaret does not view her life as unremitting […]

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February 22, 2013

Three inside views on learning disabilities

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Three inside views on learning disabilities: from two severely autistic young women, and an adult with Asperger Syndrome For inspiration and insight into how bright people, trapped by autism, can be given a voice through technology, see these links. fifteen-year-old Carly Fleishmann’s blog, and a video clip Carly posted about herself from the original ABC news […]

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February 22, 2013

The best stress reducer

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Why exercise? “Because it feels so good when you stop,” my father often said. A recent article in the New York Times explains, why exercise makes you less anxious.

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February 22, 2013

Finding the right book for your child

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It can be hard to get a struggling learner to read, especially if he or she is contending with a learning disability, attention deficit disorder, or other learning problem. Scholastic offers a book wizard tool online. You can enter a title or a subject to find a particular book. If you child liked one book, you […]

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February 22, 2013

For the vision-impaired students

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A veteran teacher of children with vision impairments, Ms. Kathy (not me!) provides links, articles, ideas, a message board, and videos on Ms. Kathy’s Kids.

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February 22, 2013

Being gifted is a special need

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Even if you don’t think of your child as gifted, gifted education resources can help you unlock your child’s passions, and revive a discouraged learner. It can be hard to tell if a child with special needs is gifted; in fact some learning disabilities are masked by giftedness. So everyone should check out these resources. […]

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February 22, 2013

Getting help for difficult and awkward situations

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When I interviewed 64 parents for my book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, several women told me about not being able to take a child with autism to church, because he or she could not tolerate either the worship service or Sunday School. When Carol Barnier blogged about dealing with adults who are mean to a child with […]

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