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Signs of Learning Differences and Tips for Helping [presentation]

Did you know that 1 in 5 people are affected by learning differences, or LD?

People with learning differences have difficulty storing, processing and producing information due to a deficit in one or more neurological processes. Learn more about what learning differences are and what they are not, as well as what interventions can help. Read more »

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Psych Testing: What Do All Those Numbers Mean? [presentation]

What is a pyschological assessment? This presentation reviews the main purposes of a psychological assessment, the types of assessments, assessment tools, factors that influence performance, and how to interpret the results. Read more »

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To Medicate or Not [presentation]

How is ADHD treated? Are there treatment options that do not involve medication? This presentation covers the current approaches to treating ADHD, a model for working with a prescribing doctor, and common patterns and problems parents encounter. Read more »

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America : Anxiety and Depression in Children [web resource]

sad childIt is not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder, or depression and general anxiety. About half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them from normal developmental milestones and behaviors.

Children with depression may display these symptoms: Read more »

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Teaching Everyone About Mental Health [web resource]

mental health word cloud21Teaching Everyone About Mental Illness (TEAM) is website dedicated to equipping family and friends with the tools necessary to help a loved one struggling with a mental illness.

Learn about some of the causes of mental illness, the signs that someone is struggling, what you can say, and what you can do to help. Read more »

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Emotional Intelligence Apps and Games

Nonprofit Common Sense Education curates Top Picks to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students. Read more »

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Bullying and Cyberbullying: How to Deal with a Bully and Overcome Bullying

BullyingFor those suffering bullying or cyberbullying, the effects can be devastating, leaving you feeling helpless, humiliated, angry, depressed, or even suicidal. And technology means that bullying is no longer limited to schoolyards or street corners. Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, even at home, via cell phones, emails, texts, and social media, 24 hours a day, with potentially hundreds of people involved. But no type of bullying should ever be tolerated. These tips can help you protect yourself or your child—at school and online—and deal with the growing problem of bullying and cyberbullying. Read more »

Best Apps for Kids with Autism

autism girl  Top Picks are curated lists of the best edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education. The 21 apps on this list are Top Picks for students on the autism spectrum. Read more »

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Helping Children with Learning Disabilities: Practical Parenting Tips for Home and School

Learn SignAll children need love, encouragement, and support, and for kids with learning disabilities, such positive reinforcement can help ensure that they emerge with a strong sense of self-worth, confidence, and the determination to keep going even when things are tough. Read more »

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Warning Signs of a Learning Disability

Learning DisabilityLearning disabilities look very different from one child to another. One child may struggle with reading and spelling, while another loves books but can’t understand math. Still another child may have difficulty understanding what others are saying or communicating out loud. The problems are very different, but they are all learning disorders.

It’s not always easy to identify learning disabilities. Because of the wide variations, there is no single symptom or profile that you can look to as proof of a problem. Read more »

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