A comprehensive guide for Special Education in New York State for children ages 3-21. (Not updated for the 2004 requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).
Choosing a professional or other specialists to help counsel, diagnose or treat you or your child with ADHD can be tricky. It is important to find a specialist that is a good fit for you or your child. The right match can be found with help from this guide that provides strategies and tips for searching for the right professionals, interviews with counselors, the roles of the parents throughout the process, questions to ask specialists, etc.
by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W. “If something exists, it exists in some amount. If it exists in some amount, then it is capable of being measured.” – Rene Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644 Introduction Most parents of special needs children know that they must understand the law and … Continue reading “Tests and Measurements for the Parent, Teacher, Advocate, Attorney”
General information from the NIMH on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
What is ADHD? How can it be treated? How is ADHD diagnosed? These are just a few of the many basic questions asked and answered in this primer to help create a better understanding of the disorder for the diagnosed, and the parents of the diagnosed.
Testing a child should be much more than a score. It should also include an assessment of the child’s functioning so he or she may learn to overcome their individual challenges. An IEP should be sculpted to meet a child’s need and should track the progress of the child’s educational growth.
Excerpts from Susan Karyn Lasky’s presentation on “ADHD in the Workplace.” Lasky provides information on the rights that ADHD adults should have at their workplace, as well as what employers can implement to inexpensively accommodate employees diagnosed with ADHD.
Many children who have ADHD are not diagnosed, and many parents think their child is just going through a phase and thus do not seek help for their child. What actions can schools and parents do to help their ADHD children?
Written by Harold Robert Meyer, MBA, BCC, SCAC and Susan Karyn Lasky, M.S., BCC, SCAC Si usted tiene, o sospecha tener un niño con un Trastorno por Déficit de la Atención (TDA) o con un Trastorno por Déficit de la Atención con Hiperactividad (TDAH) es probable que tenga que consultar, en algún momento, con un … Continue reading “Como Seleccionar a un Profesional para que Trabaje con Usted y con Su Hijo (TDAH) -en Español/Spanish”
Harold “Hal” Meyer, M.B.A., SCAC and Board Certified, founded The A.D.D. Resource Center in 1993. The Resource Center was a natural outgrowth of the work he had begun in 1989, as co-founder of CHADD of New York City (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), the national volunteer-based organization. The solutions-focused Resource Center was designed to … Continue reading “Harold (Hal) Meyer”