Month: July 2014

Why can’t they just listen and behave?

Frustration, powerlessness and a sense of hopelessness are common themes echoed from teachers who work with younger children. They’ve worked earnestly to earn their degrees, professional credentials and expertise. Yet in the classroom, their preparation is challenged by children who display inattentiveness, aggression and defiance. Often, teachers are made to feel inadequate and with mounting …

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Is it really ADHD?

One in 9 U.S. children (6.4 million) are currently diagnosed with ADHD. In recent years, many have questioned the reasons for the growing prevalence of ADHD, contributing it to hasty medical evaluations, increased advertisements for ADHD medications, or increased pressure for teachers to turn out high performing students in order to keep jobs. Dr. Nicole …

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