New Amsterdam: Schools can force medication?

New Amsterdam: Schools can force medication?

October 4, 2018|PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL TESTING, BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONS, PARENTS, IEP, NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL, MEDICATION, IDEA, PUBLIC SCHOOL, OSEP New Amsterdam, what happened???   Dr. Max Goodwin in New Amsterdam I was enjoying watching episode two and then I was SO...
Halloween and Autism

Halloween and Autism

October 12, 2018|BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONS, PARENTS, AUTISM, HOLIDAY, HOMESCHOOL Autism Autism is a neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorder that impedes social interactions and is often accompanied by sensory issues that cause heightened anxiety and tantrum-like...
Top 10 Signs of a Gifted Child

Top 10 Signs of a Gifted Child

November 17, 2018|SPEECH (SLI), EXECUTIVE FUNCTION, BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONS, PARENTS, NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL, PUBLIC SCHOOL, HOMESCHOOL, SENSORY, GIFTED The National Association for Gifted Children says giftedness is: when the child’s ability is significantly above the norm...
Food Coloring and ADHD: What You Need to Know

Food Coloring and ADHD: What You Need to Know

November 20, 2018|NUTRITION, HEALTH, EXECUTIVE FUNCTION, BEHAVIOR, EMOTIONS, ADHD Synthetic food coloring has been added to processed foods since the late 1800s.  The FDA has insisted that food coloring is not harmful to children and does not cause...
Top 10 Advocacy Tips

Top 10 Advocacy Tips

December 20, 2018|504, MODIFICATIONS, EMOTIONS, IEP, PRIOR WRITTEN NOTICE (PWN), PUBLIC SCHOOL, ACCOMMODATIONS, SPECIAL EDUCATION Sometimes, Michelle asks me to write the blog for the week. I don’t find that I am a very good writer. I teach Middle School Writing, but...