Diverse Learners – Understanding Our Differences

Learning Differently

Dear Teachers -Kids with learning difficulties make some heartfelt requests of their teachers

Learning Strategies for ADHD and Dyslexia – In this webinar, Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains treatment interventions and academic accommodations that can help children with dyslexia.

ADHD

The Importance of Emotion in ADHD – Dr Russell Barkley

Alternative Treatments for ADHD: What You Need to Know

People With ADHD Have Different Brains – Certain brain structures related to emotion and reward are smaller in people with the disorder, new research finds.

My Anxiety and ADHD: Hiding Behind a Perfect Veneer

 

Patient Voices: A.D.H.D. – About 6.4 million children in the United States have been given diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (A.D.H.D.). But the condition — characterized by impulsiveness and difficulty sitting still and paying attention — is also being recognized more in adults. The challenges faced by those with A.D.H.D. are daunting and deeply personal. Here, in their own words, are the stories of adults and children coping with A.D.H.D.

ADHD and Anger: What You Need to Know – Kids with ADHD often find themselves in stressful situations created by their attention issues. They may be highly sensitive, but they may also have a hard time expressing their emotions. So when they have an angry outburst they may feel bad about it long after you’ve moved on.

A.D.H.D 💕
Take my hand and come with me,
I want to teach you about ADHD.
I need you to know, I want to explain,
I have a very different brain.
Sights, sounds, and thoughts collide.
What to do first? I can’t decide.
Please understand I’m not to blame,
I just can’t process things the same.
Take my hand and walk with me,
Let me show you about ADHD.
I try to behave, I want to be good,
But I sometimes forget to do as I should.
Walk with me and wear my shoes,
You’ll see its not the way I’d choose.
I do know what I’m supposed to do,
But my brain is slow getting the message through.
Take my hand and talk with me,
I want to tell you about ADHD.
I rarely think before I talk,
I often run when I should walk.
It’s hard to get my school work done,
My thoughts are outside having fun.
I never know just where to start,
I think with my feelings and see with my heart.
Take my hand and stand by me,
I need you to know about ADHD.
It’s hard to explain but I want you to know,
I can’t help letting my feelings show.
Sometimes I’m angry, jealous, or sad.
I feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and mad.
I can’t concentrate and I lose all my stuff.
I try really hard but it’s never enough.
Take my hand and learn with me,
We need to know more about ADHD.
I worry a lot about getting things wrong,
Everything I do takes twice as long.
Everyday is exhausting for me…
Looking through the fog of ADHD.
I’m often so misunderstood,
I would change in a heartbeat if I could.
Take my hand and listen to me,
I want to share a secret about ADHD.
I want you to know there is more to me.
I’m not defined by it, you see.
I’m sensitive, kind and lots of fun.
I’m blamed for things I haven’t done.
I’m the most loyal friend you’ll ever know,
I just need a chance to let it show.
Take my hand and look at me,
Just forget about the ADHD.
I have real feelings just like you.
The love in my heart is just as true.
I may have a brain that can never rest,
But please understand I’m trying my best.
I want you to know, I need you to see,
I’m more than the label, I am still me!!!!
~Author Unknown

Dyslexia

This Is Your Brain On Dyslexia Research using fMRI provides compelling evidence that dyslexia involves a reduction in the ability to learn from repeated exposures to new perceptual stimuli. This reduction is present when dyslexics view pictures of faces or objects as well as printed and spoken words.

Dyslexia and the Brain – Does the brain of a child with dyslexia work differently than other kids’ brains? Hear from leading dyslexia expert, Guinevere Eden, on what parts of the brain are used for reading. See how the brain function of a child with dyslexia can actually change when he learns how to read fluently.

How a Student With Dyslexia Changed My Teaching Career (and My Life)

Autism

What it is like to have Autism – Two years of love and care went into creating this wonderful animation to raise understanding and acceptance of autism.