Category Archives: ADHD

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Handwriting Challenges

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I would think that most children transition into using a writing implement seamlessly. But what about those who don’t? What’s going on? I know a large percentage of those on the autism spectrum will struggle with handwriting. Boys and handwriting … Continue reading

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The Gender Factor

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At my last homeschooling conference, I had a display showcasing the traits of being either right-brained dominant or left-brained dominant (as listed on the sidebar of this website). A lot of attendees of that conference happen to focus on “raising … Continue reading

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My Readers Ask: Doesn’t a Learning Disability Label Make a Child Feel Better About Himself?

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Linda Asks: How can being accused of being “lazy”, “unmotivated”, and “irresponsible” possibly feel BETTER to a person who has no control over those traits than being diagnosed with a “learning disability” that explains that these traits (disorganized, spacy, unable … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name: The Whole Story About Right-Brained Learning

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There’s still controversy surrounding the idea of a right-brained/left-brained learning style continuum. Most professionals who want to steer away from it argue that the brain is a complex organ that interrelates seamlessly and certain attributes can’t be simply compartmentalized into … Continue reading

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The ADHD Push-Back

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In my seventh child, I finally get to experience the attributes of what I prefer to call the dynamo personality (see the book, Dreamers, Discoverers & Dynamos, by Lucy Jo Palladino). In the common world, it’s typically referred to as ADHD, … Continue reading