Signs of Struggle in Children with Writing Disabilities

Writing requires skills and development in many areas of functioning not specific to writing.

“Often, children with writing disabilities have no trouble forming coherent and creative thoughts, but the graphomotor, grammatical, and structural aspects of writing may require so much effort and concentration that their best ideas never get recorded.”

The following website has a list of some of the milestones expected of developing writers and signs of struggle. 

Struggling to Learn: Writing Disabilities

LD and ADHD Newsletter

Dear Parents, It’s important to communicate with your LD child. Setting time aside to talk to your child can help boost his self-confidence and open the door to discussing difficult topics.

Also, summer reading doesn’t have to be a chore. Get helpful reading strategies from other parents, and find the perfect book for even the most reluctant reader.

Communicating with Your Kids
Have a meaningful conversation with your child.

Communication Tips for Parents
Boosting Children’s Confidence

LD Reading Strategies
Keep your child reading all summer.

Top Ways to Get Your Kids to Read
Great Books to Grow On
How to Keep Reluctant Readers Reading Over the Summer
What Works: Books for Kids
Recommended Reading Lists for All Ages
When Kids Hate to Read
What Works: LD Reading Strategies
More on Summer Reading

Source: FamilyEducation.com

Extensive Learning Disabilities Site

LD OnLine.org is the world’s leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

LD OnLine provides the parents and teachers of these children with accurate, authoritative information about learning disabilities so they can obtain the help they need.

LD OnLine also serves adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. The site offers information and resources on the transitions from school to college and from school to the workplace, and on the issues faced by adults with learning disabilities.

via LD OnLine :: About LD OnLine.

Girls & ADHD: Are You Missing the Signs?

When you think ADHD, do you think boy? You’re not alone. Boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, even though they’re no more likely to have it. Too many young girls are not getting the help they need.

Alarmingly, some studies estimate that as many as 50% to 75% of girls with ADHD are missed. Worse, girls with ADHD are diagnosed on average five years later than boys—boys at age 7, girls at age 12. Five crucial years girls could be getting help are lost.

Read Full Article Here Girls & ADHD: Are You Missing the Signs?

ADHD and Young Children: Unlocking the Secrets to Good Behavior

by Dr. Robert Myers, Child Psychologist

For the parents of a child with ADHD, everyday tasks turn into battles—from getting the child out the door in the morning to getting him to bed at night. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, so I remember what it was like to have a daily tug of war with an attention disordered child all too well. Parents look for help everywhere. They may read one book after another and hear a parade of behavioral experts speak who give them parenting tips that don’t seem to work. The more books they read and experts they seek out, the worse their child’s behavior seems to get.

“ADHD is a ‘brain difference.’ Your child’s brain works differently than 95% of his peers. So ‘one size fits all’ parenting techniques won’t necessarily fit your child.”

In my practice and in my work with my own son, I discovered a number of techniques and strategies that can help parents improve the behavior of a child with ADHD.

Click here to read Dr. Meyer’s strategies  ADHD and Young Children: Unlocking the Secrets to Good Behavior.

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