taught at the Churchill School, an independent school in New York City for children with learning disabilities.
serves as advisor-in-residence on learning and attention issues for Understood.
was the founding headmaster of Eagle Hill School, a school for children with specific learning disabilities.
has spent 40 years working with children with learning and attention issues in the classroom and as an administrator.
is certified in elementary and special education, with experience in inclusion, resource room and self-contained settings.
has lectured on postsecondary options and summer programs for kids and young adults with learning and attention issues.
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Headphones with music helps my husband.
We also use the dining room table and I make sure the siblings do not interrupt him. It's seeming to...Read More
With ADHD it is always good practice NOT to say "please" when you are asking/ instructing your child...Read More
If your child requires noise, music is best so there is nothing to view for distractions. The music...Read More
Thanks for sharing such helpful ideas. We are so in need for any suggestions.
Grandmother! We are so glad you're here. Please let us know if you have specific questions. Have y...Read More
soft music also helped me during my college years.
Our daily home school mantra is "Keep that train on the track!"
It all started when I, after severa...Read More
We set our son up in our bedroom at a desk. All lights are off except a lamp directed at the work su...Read More
Ours is "try your best, and be honest with yourself". The most important thing I try to my son is y...Read More
@Cateland, @Santosfamy: These are both great, creative family mantras! Thanks for sharing!
And other...Read More
As a new family in understanding the meaning and the actual relationship with Jesus Christ, our fami...Read More
Hello, my son lives with his mother, I live an hour away. I help him with homework via face time on...Read More
Hi Artemio - check out our homework & study skills section which has great articles, tools and tips...Read More
That is so true.
I am open to all input. Love that we all have our unique experiences to share. Please feel free to...Read More
@Stevi: We're so glad you find our Parenting Coach tool helpful! When you log into Understood with y...Read More
All I can say is... thank you. Your post made more impact on my family than you can imagine. Again.....Read More
Why should you not say please?
I've found that giving my boys a chance to decompress for fifteen minutes after we get home from sch...Read More
I know this was posted some time ago, but as a homeschooling Christian family, I am going to try the...Read More
What should I do if I try to get eye contact but she won't look at me?
Good question, MommaCAT. It's probably most important to find out why your daughter won't look at yo...Read More
I can't set up my son in his bedroom. If I leave for 1 minute he will be into something else when I...Read More
@Suzie: It sounds like you've worked hard to find the right homework setup for your son. Good for yo...Read More
I have done this in the past and it did not work. My son was so distracted by anything on the desk o...Read More
Even when presented in a calm and positive way, my daughter tends to HATE the Calming Zone. She wil...Read More
You nailed it when you said that she will do anything "in hopes of getting any form of a...Read More
Yes! This is so true for my son and I. By asking if I can go over something with you he already know...Read More
I like the idea of stopping for a moment, making sure I have their attention, using their name and t...Read More
This is a great idea. I like it so much better than time out. We have some issues with time out beca...Read More
Couldn't agree more, thanks.
This sounds like a great idea to try out,i've been looking for different alternatives than time out...Read More
I like this idea for my anxious, frustrated daughter. She is constantly having meltdowns, and it's v...Read More
Thank you for the advice. I like the idea of using one simple word, which she can associate with the...Read More
Hi, I just wanted to report back here, even though this is not a discussion. I just had to tell you...Read More
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