Learn about these conditions and get helpful tips for accommodations and strategies for students with: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety disorders, tics and Tourette's Syndrome, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, autism and Asperger's Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, sleep disorders, "rage attacks," sensory integration disorder, and Executive Dysfunction. You'll find plenty of free handouts that you can download and take with you.
In this section of this site, you'll find a general discussion of how to think about behavior in the classroom. Many teachers ask me, "How can I tell if what the student is doing represents a symptom or a behavior?" In this section, you'll find my answer, and then go to the next step of "OK, so even if it is a symptom, what do I do about it?"
A potpourri of articles and materials for educators, including a file on accommodating medication side effects in the classroom, some articles on bullying, pitfalls in parent-teacher collaboration, a bibliography of children's literature on disabilities, and much more!
A description of the various professional services I offer to schools and parents.
NEWS AND NOTES
If your school building is hot, students who are on certain medications may be at risk of heat-related illness. The NYS Commission on Quality of Care has sent out an alert that is a "must read" for all administrators, school nurses, and concerned school personnel.
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TIC-RELATED SCHOOL PROBLEMS: IMPACT ON FUNCTIONING, ACCOMMODATIONS, AND INTERVENTIONS
Reprints of my article in Behavior Modification (November, 2005) can be requested via e-mail.
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Many of the free files on this site are in .pdf format. If you do not have the current version of Adobe Reader installed on your system (Adobe 6), you can download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat 6 Reader and install it.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
"Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task." -- Haim G. Ginott
AHORA EN ESPAÑOL:
Some of the files on this site are now available in Spanish, thanks to M.D. Cebrián-de-Miguel of AMPASTTA. See the listing of what's available.
If you are parenting or teaching a child with autism, I strongly recommend that you see "Autism Every Day." This 13-minute documentary is available for viewing free online and is a fabulous resource for gaining awareness and empathy.