ADHD is a disorder characterized by difficulties in paying attention to specific items that require directed attention, hyperactivity, distractibility, excessive daydreaming, and an overall lack of focus. Many people don’t realize that there are actually three types of...

ADHD has become a disorder that almost every parent in the US has heard a lot about today. Some people dismiss ADHD as simply a newfound name for an old issue, hyper kids. Other people argue that it is a real disorder that has become more and more common. The truth is...

When I first started classes in special education in college, I was struck by a short story I read. I have since read it many times and shared it with my college students repeatedly. It tells the story of what it is like to have a child with special needs. I’d like to...

I had an interesting weekend. I went to a homeschool conference all about homeschooling children with special needs and students who are gifted. Having a child who is both, I was eager to go and get new ideas.  

To be honest, as I went to the conference, I expected to l...

All of us experience anxiety from time to time. It’s a normal part of life. And it’s normal for all of our homeschooling children to experience anxiety in their learning, too. For many children with special needs and mental health issues, this anxiety can be debilitati...

My mother used to tell me that my children were so lucky to have me for a mom since I had a professional background in special education. She said they would be blessed by my understanding of how to teach and how to manage behavior. 

But one of the first things I learne...

We all know that exercise has immense health benefits. It helps our children stay at a healthy weight, builds their strength and endurance, and aids in overall development. But did you know that exercise has been shown to have additional benefits for children with ADHD...

If you’re parenting and homeschooling a child with special needs, you know first hand the added challenges that you face. There are educational difficulties, accommodations needed, challenges in selecting appropriate curricula. Then there is the scheduling chaos as you...

There are some people who you know immediately have a disability. Someone who uses a wheelchair obviously has a physical disability. Someone using a white cane is clearly blind. Someone with specific medical conditions such as Down Syndrome or cerebral palsy typically...

Daniel Britton is an amazing man. He was diagnosed with Dyslexia during his final year studying graphic design at the London School of Communications. In public schools, people with special needs like Dyslexia receive special education services and accommodations. All...

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