Daily behavioral tracking and communication between home and school has been shown in research to be one of the most effective interventions to help children with ADHD. Read this article for more:
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Summer reading strategies for students with dyslexia:
The NM Dept of Education has a new feature that allows parents to search for schools in their area that are performing best in academic instruction, student development, and family satisfaction ratings. Under the tab for “Opportunity to Learn”, you can also see how the school is rated in working with Special Education students.
Autism Speaks is one of the largest autism advocacy organizations in the United States; it sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, particular. Their website offers excellent resources for parents and is worth a look:
Link to the Center on Technology and Disability’s resource presentation on technology tools designed to help students with academic and/or study skill weaknesses. A PDF resource list is included.
College is a challenging transition in many ways for most students, but especially for those with ADHD. This article gives an overview of some things to help:
As school starts again this week, parents should look at their child’s organization of homework and ways to improve their organization:
Older teens and young adults with undiagnosed dyslexia have higher rates of school dropout but, in many cases, appropriate help can often still make a big difference to their academic and career achievement. Please see the nonprofit International Dylsexia Association website www.interdys.org for more information. PACES New Mexico can provide evaluation services for older teens and young adults to help identify dyslexia and appropriate interventions.
Research shows that exercise is an important regulator of attention, mood, and other important factors for success – this article is a good introduction. I also recommend reading the book “Spark” by John Ratey, Ph.D.
For parents of children and teens with dyslexia, the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association here in Albuquerque presents an annual conference that is coming up in February – great conference topics on dyslexia and math disorders: