Using Surveys/Questionnaires to Diagnose ADHD

Because there is not one single test for ADHD and it is typically diagnosed through a “preponderance of evidence”, many doctors and practitioners will administer one of many ADHD behavior questionnaires to determine if there is enough evidence to make a diagnosis. The surveys are often completed by the parents, teachers, and if the child […]

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Career Planning and Assessments

High school and college students are often confused on what it is they want to be when they grow up. It is sometimes difficult for them to narrow down a career path and they often feel lost in all of their choices. In addition, some students feel forced to make a decision and end up […]

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STAAR: What are the Allowable Accommodations?

So, now that we have covered how an accommodation is defined and we have learned about who is eligible to receive accommodations, let’s talk about the accommodations that your student can actually receive on the STARR test? Here is a list of allowable accommodations that can be implemented through the appropriate campus committee: Individualized Structured […]

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STAAR Testing: What Exactly is an Accommodation?

With the STAAR test just around the corner, it is important to understand what accommodations (if any) your child should have access.  But, more importantly, let’s first understand what the state defines as an accommodations. Accommodations: are changes to instructional material, procedures, or techniques that allow a student with a disability to participate meaningfully in […]

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What is Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder involves difficulty processing sound as the information travels from the inner ear up to certain parts of the brain. APD is not a hearing deficit….meaning that children with APD typically have normal hearing. Children with Auditory Processing Disorder can have a weakness in one, some, or all of these areas: Auditory Sequencing […]

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What exactly is Working Memory?

Working Memory is a set of skills that helps us keep information in mind while using that information to complete a task or execute a challenge and involves a short-term use of memory and attention. It is the way that we delegate the things we encounter to the parts of our brain that can take […]

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