Academic Success for Students with ADHD

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most prevalent conditions among children and students’ behavior problems affecting three to five percent of the population. The indications of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive are associated with different classroom misbehavior (e.g., trouble finishing assignments, difficulty following instructions, easily loses patience, etc.) resulting for these children to be at risk for academic failure. The earliest records of ADHD conditions dated back in the 1700s. These people were known to be called mental restlessness, moral control defect, ADD and now known as ADHD. The doctors gave the children special interventions and noticed that these children were very intelligent as they grew up.Today, children with ADHD are catered with special education. Instead of thinking what works for most children, special education focuses on what works for every child’s individual needs. Some interventions could be applied when teaching students with ADHD.

Establish Rules and Routines Consistently. Rules should be well-defined and clear to the student. As much as possible, it should be written on board or paper. Also, being consistent and firm in reinforcing behavior could help the child in school productivity. Communication between teacher and studentis very essential.

Understand the Learning Style of the Student. Each child has unique learning styles. For children with ADHD, activities should be modified for the pace and duration of the child’s attention span.

Have older students or parents serve as tutors for these students. This could be helpful in encouraging positive behavior in students. Modeling behaviors could help shape the child’s attitude toward learning. Class-wide tutoring implemented by teachers would also create a difference. Schooltutoring.com offers comprehensive tutoring for students with disabilities most especially ADD/ADHD on all subjects. After a one-on-one assessment with your child, you would be catered to the service that best fit your needs. You may see their science tutoring and  programs here.

Behavior Modification.This is most effective when changing behavior one at a time. Use reinforcement strategies such as extinction, satiation or behavior contract.

Close Monitoring by Communication.Monitoring student’s success by providing feedback could be a way of checking student’s improvement. Also, collaborating with parents and providing correspondence about child’s performance at home and in school could be very helpful for the child’s success.



Storm Igme and Julian!

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It’s raining hard since early afternoon in our city. While going home, water is already knee high in some part of the city. Thank God, we were able to  find   a road that’s  not flooded and re-routed our way home. Some of our neighbors  from our previous subdivision   called  me and expressed their fear for another flash flood. No amount of encouragement will take away their fear.  So I just offered our house in case   the rain will not stop by 10 pm.

God please  allow the rain to stop. Our city is still recovering from the  killer flood last December.  Spare us  Lord!


Looking for Traffic Lawyers?

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The law is a complex because the subject varies and that there are many different areas of the law . Being a daughter of a lawyer, I knew how intricate the law is.( Hmmm… maybe this is the reason why nobody took Law in college among his children ) . Finding the right lawyer for your particular needs is very essential if you want to win a case in court or if you are trying to get compensation yourself. If you need criminal lawyers for instance then this will be for a criminal court case, whereas divorce lawyers can help you in a divorce settlement or if your case deals with employment then you need a labor lawyers of course. Choosing the right type of lawyer for the particular areas of the law is necessary . This will ensure that they have the most relevant knowledge and experience to help you win your case .

In cases where you are in dispute over an accident or a ticket and you don’t believe it was your fault, then you need a traffic lawyer . Like the traffic ticket lawyers in Chesterfield County VA, these lawyers will help you in order to fight your case and avoid getting the points on your license and some horrible fines. Don’t you know that there are many loopholes that might spare you with the tickets you didn’t deserve? In case you are caught in an accident, losing your license may end up drastically your life, why not contact Chucker Reibach ? The attorneys in their firm are dedicated to defending persons charged with reckless driving, DUI, speeding tickets, hit and run, eluding, and other traffic crimes and violations. Their focus and experience have enabled them to build the high success rate of reduced charges for their clients and even dismissal of case. Visit their site for free consultation.


Alternative Medicine, Chinese Medicine and the Scientific Medicine

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I had a chance to bond with my brother yesterday because it was a holiday. We talked about some issues on health until we arrived on the topic about alternative medicine. I know being a physician, he is not sold-out with the alternative medicine approach but for the sake of extracting his opinion, we discussed the matter. Here’s what I’ve learned from him :

There are four main types of diseases: pathogenic disease, deficiency disease, hereditary disease, and physiological disease. Pathogenic disease according to him is caused by micro-organisms or viruses . Deficiency disease, is as a result of a lack of one or more nutrient necessary for proper functioning of our body. Hereditary disease is passed down from generation to generation through the genes while Physiological disease is pattern of behavioral or physiological symptoms that impact multiple life areas or better known as a kind of mental disorder. He went on discussing the details so that I will have a proper understanding the different kinds diseases.

What Is Alternative Medicine? Alternative medicine may be defined as any form of medicine that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine. By this definition he said , he safely say that alternative medicine is not based on scientific evidence. He added that it is usually derived from cultural or historical practices. There are hundreds ( even thousands) of alternative medicine around world but there also a lot people that have been abused in the name of alternatives.

My brother added that practicing alternative medicine is not bad specially if it really worked for you but he stressed out that for severe illnesses and fatal diseases , one need to see a doctor and undergo trusted and proven process of healing.

I asked him about his opinion of Chinese Medicine. I explained to him the many benefits of herbal medicine I have learned through Solstice Medicine Blog I have been reading for more than a month now. He told me that Chinese medicine has been around more 3000 years now and agreed with my opinion that among types alternative medicines, Chinese Medicine is the most effective.

That ends our discussion, agreeing on the effectiveness of Chinese Medicine!