ADHD – Tips for Teachers

There is a lot that teachers can do in terms of classroom layout, lesson presentation and behaviour modification techniques to support learners diagnosed with ADD or ADHD Classroom layout   •Arrange desks in rows, not in groups.  (Desks may be placed in a semi-circle to facilitate groupwork and discussions). •Place the ADHD child in the front […]

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Signs and symptoms commonly associated with Dyslexia

There are about 27 accepted definitions of Dyslexia and experts cannot seem to agree on exactly what this learning disorder is and how it presents itself in young children. There are dozens of Dyslexia Tests on the market, but not one single universally accepted test to try and identify this learning disorder. For this reason […]

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Intellectually gifted children with learning difficulties

It’s seems completely contradictory for a child to be intellectually gifted and have a learning difficulty at the same time, right?  Yet, experts estimate that about 2% – 5% of gifted children have learning difficulties.  Gifted children with learning difficulties are referred to as being twice exceptional (abbreviated as 2e) and may suffer from any […]

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IEB concessions / accommodation application process

A recent psycho-educational assessment is often required when making an application for an IEB Accommodation / Concession. However the decision as to whether an accommodation will be granted lies with the IEB and its accommodations panel NOT with the practitioner who conducted the assessment or with the school. The following guidelines outline the general application […]

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Help your child succeed in school

There are general things that you can do as a parent to help your child succeed in school. Success in life and at school is about more than just the child’s intellectual ability or IQ, it is essential that we consider a child’s emotional intelligence, talents and self-esteem.   Talents need to be identified and […]

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