Qualifying LD Children for Public Services

This blog entry explores the history and current state of how we identify and qualify children with learning disabilities for publicly-funded educational assistance to meet their unique needs. Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities In the 1970s, when the concept of learning disability (LD) was first introduced, professionals, school districts and parents wanted to know what …

Treating ADHD without Medication

When children and adults are diagnosed with ADHD, it is not uncommon for the consulting professional to recommend treatment with medication and nothing else. The question most people ask me is: “Is it possible to treat ADHD without medicine?” The answer is YES. Why you might want to avoid medication Most parents and adults would …

Teacher Training and Consultation

Dear teachers, administrators, principals and parents: I start this entry with some revealing facts from two scientific studies (on in the UK and one in the US) about teachers and their current lack of training surrounding ADHD. And I finish it up with a great link to a resourceful site that introduces teachers to hundreds …