How Kids Can Improve Attention Span

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Elementary school teachers know the difficulties many children face with paying attention during class, particularly if tasks seem monotonous or tedious to them. One of the biggest challenges about being a kid is keeping your focus during school. Thankfully, there are strategies that a child can employ that will help to improve his or her

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How to Improve Attention Span in Teenagers

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Being a teenager is a busy time of life. Between school, extracurricular activities, social obligations, home life and online life there just seems to always be something going on. With everything that happens day to day, how can a teenager be expected to keep up with everything? In order to make sense of it all,

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder in School Aged Children

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These days when a child acts out or is hostile, some people may automatically think they are just a bad kid or they have bad parents.  But, did you know there is actually something called ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder?  This is a disorder that makes a child seem defiant, hostile or even a child

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What is Dysgraphia?

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Oftentimes I wonder about different learning disabilities especially these days.  Are there more disabilities these days or are we just more educated and knowledgeable in catching them?  Some people say that these days so many more learning disabilities happen because of the foods we eat, the TV we watch lack of exercise etc.  I’m not

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Common Learning Disabilities in Children

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Children that have learning disabilities tend to have quite a few that are considered common.  This doesn’t mean that your child is doomed for life or that they can’t lead a normal life just because they have a disability.  In fact, these days, more and more people and kids are overcoming disabilities and can lead

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How to Teach Self Esteem to Special Needs Children

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When it comes to self-esteem, the “emotion” that tends to make us feel content, proud, or even happy when it comes to ourselves.  It’s also a concept that makes us feel like we are worthy to others as well as valued by others too.  Self-esteem is a lot like another psychological element; confidence.  When we

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How to Teach Math to Special Needs Children

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Teaching Math to special needs children is not always easy.  More often than not it’s a challenge, not only to get every child to understand the directions, but for every child to actually take that first step to figuring out a problem – sometimes they might be scared or nervous and just sit there until

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A Day in the life of a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

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I remember back when I began teaching and I thought that being an LDT-C might be a really cool job. After all, you get to work with many different students individually, you get to figure out how they learn best and you work collaboratively with colleagues. I quickly learned that while that is all true

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What Are Common Core State Standards?

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As many have felt the United States needs academic reform a group was formed, led by states and state-level groups/organizations, primarily the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The CCSS were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts with the goal

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