Children who have ADHD are more likely than other kids to experience other mental health problems. A recent study followed kids with ADHD from the age of 8 into adulthood. It found that those with ADHD are at greater risk for behavioral issues, learning issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and self-injury. Adolescence is when kids with ADHD are most at risk of developing another issue. Knowledge, though, means power. Learn what behaviors and symptoms might develop and how to spot them. Then you can take action early. This will result in a much better outcome for your child. […]
Sometimes the difficulties of autism can lead to behaviors that are quite challenging to understand and address. Autism Speaks has a a video series and tool kit on challenging behaviors. The Autism Speaks Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit can be downloaded through their website at here: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-se... In the video series, Nicole Weidenbaum, M.S.Ed., SAS, Executive Director, Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism, addresses questions about challenging behaviors. Questions addressed: 1) What are challenging behaviors? 2) What's the most important thing to know about challenging behaviors? 3) What's important to know about aggressive or self-injurious behaviors? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e17uHxPaaB4&list=PLt1KSMgVd6T1LhwF9H4pKmGrDiOOKKeNU&w=500
Raising a child with a disability is challenging. Raising a child with a disability who also has behavioral needs is even more challenging. As a parent, you may find yourself among competing approaches to handling behavior concerns. Planning ahead for an individualized meeting about your child’s behavior needs will help you explain your own ideas about the best way to help your child in addition to listening to the ideas of others. […]
As a parent, you may find yourself among competing approaches to handling behavior concerns. Planning ahead for an individualized meeting about your child’s behavior needs will help you explain your own ideas about the best way to help your child in addition to listening to the ideas of others.
Teachers and students deserve school environments that are safe, supportive, and conducive to teaching and learning. Creating a supportive school climate—and decreasing suspensions and expulsions—requires close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.