I find that many students who have been diagnosed with ODD actually have some type of anxiety disorder. Consequences for behaviors viewed as willful and within their control, then make their anxiety–and their behavior–worse. When behaviors stem from anxiety, the underlying anxiety must be addressed in order for those behaviors to improve. Read the full …
Here are some basic tips to help students who are having difficulty in math. However, there are three different types of dyscalculia. A thorough evaluation can identify which type the student is experiencing. Then, we can also identify exactly what accommodations and interventions will be most effective for that student. Read the full article here.
“After one year, only 5 percent of children from the families who received the family-based therapy had been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Among families who received just a handout describing anxiety disorder, that number jumped to 31 percent.” Read more here.
To more easily get to sleep or decompress after a long day, try listening to these songs. Let us know if they work!
There are so many options for classroom seating that allow for movement and engaged, student-centered learning. Farewell Desks: Rethinking Furniture to Support Learning
Mental downtime can help to alleviate anxiety and foster creativity. When was the last time you unplugged and allowed yourself to daydream? Teach Kids to Daydream by Jessica Lahey