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Frequently Asked Questions on ADD/ADHD


Mimi Rothschild
Thursday, 1 November 2007 08:58

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By Mimi Rothschild

Below is another great article I found about ADD/ADHD.  If your not familiar with ADD/ADHD then please read these frequently asked questions so you can easily identify if your homeschooling child has it or so you can better meet your student’s learning needs.  If you are a homeschooling parent of a child with ADD/ADHD I’d love to hear about your experience.


Please provide an overview of attention deficit disorders.Attention deficit disorder is a syndrome characterized by serious and persistent difficulties in the following three specific areas:

  • 1. Attention span.

  • 2. Impulse control.

  • 3. Hyperactivity (sometimes).

ADD is a chronic disorder that can begin in infancy and extend through adulthood, having negative effects on a child’s life at home, school, and within the community. It is conservatively estimated that 3 to 5% of our school-age population is affected by ADD. Even though the exact cause of ADD remains unknown, research shows that ADD is a neurologically-based medical problem. There is no one “test” for determining if a person has this disorder. An accurate diagnosis requires an assessment conducted by a well-trained professional – usually a developmental pediatrician, child psychologist, child psychiatrist, or pediatric neurologist. (From ERIC EC Digest E569, Teaching Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders).

What information is available on legal issues and attention deficit disorder?

Most students with ADD are served in the general education classroom. Some students may receive services under the rules and regulations of either Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The IDEA defines as eligible only students who have certain specified types of disabilities and who, because of one of those conditions, need special education and specially designed instruction. Section 504 protects all qualified students with disabilities, defined as those having any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities including learning. Section 504 covers all students who meet this definition, even if they do not need to be in a special education program. It is important for classroom teachers and other professionals who work with these students to understand the classroom modifications and accommodations that can assist these students. (From Section 504 and the ADA Promoting Student Access: A Resource Guide for Educators. Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA).

What can you tell me about the use of Ritalin and other medications in the treatment of ADD? What are some alternatives to medication?

No cure or “quick fix” exists to treat AD/HD. The symptoms, however, can be managed through a combination of efforts. management approaches need to be designed to assist the child behaviorally, educationally, psychologically, and, in many instances, pharmacologically. Medication has proven effective for many children with AD/HD. Most experts agree, however, that medication should never be the only treatment used. Many parents and teachers have heard that mega-vitamins, chiropractic scalp massage, visual/ocular motor training, biofeedback, allergy treatments, and diets are useful treatments for AD/HD. However, these treatments are often experimental, and advocates and parents need to become informed consumers and exercise caution when considering such treatments. (From NICHCY’s briefing paper on ADD).

I think my child is gifted. My child’s teacher says he might have an attention deficit disorder. Is this possible? Where can I get information on children who are gifted and might have an attention deficit disorder?

During the past five years, an increasing number of gifted children have been identified or diagnosed as having attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity. This dramatic increase is somewhat disturbing, and has been explained in many different ways including greater awareness on the part of educational professionals and improved diagnostic techniques. However, ADD in gifted students is difficult to assess because so many of the behavioral characteristics are similar to those associated with giftedness or creativity. A child who is gifted may have ADD. Without a thorough professional evaluation, including a physical examination by a physician, it is hard to tell.



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Seven Tips to Help Students with Attention Deficit Disorder


Mimi Rothschild
Friday, 19 October 2007 15:06

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By Mimi Rothschild

Take some time to read this great article about helping students with Attention Deficit Disorder. Included are seven solid strategies that parents and teachers should start implementing for students with ADD.

As all good teachers know, every student has unique interests, abilities, and learning styles. In a successful classroom, this individuality is respected. In fact, teachers use what they know about each individual to help students learn. This same care and respect can help the growing number of students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) overcome some of the educational challenges that they face.

Distinguishing ADD from the normal range of childhood activity is difficult and requires the help of a trained professional. There is no cure for ADD. However, you can use strategies like the seven below to help students with ADD find success in your classroom.

  1. Establish a calm, structured classroom

    Set up regular routines and clear, consistent rules. While this classroom structure need not come at the expense of creativity or excitement, students with ADD are usually most comfortable in classrooms where procedures, expectations, and limits are explicit.

    Provide a “stimuli-reduced study area” in a quiet, low-traffic area of the classroom. Encourage students to use it. To learn more about setting up this study space, go to KidSource Online.

    Seat students with ADD away from distractions and close to you. Younger students who have trouble staying in their own spaces can benefit from clear physical boundaries, such as their own table or a box marked on the floor with colored tape.

  2. Always be clear and concise when giving instructions

    Repeat yourself! Students with ADD flourish in classrooms where reminders and previews are the norm. Be sure that students know what to expect, and give them frequent updates.

    Maintain eye contact when giving verbal instructions and make sure that students understand the instructions before they begin the task. You may want to have students repeat directions back to you.

    Simplify complex instructions, and break large tasks into a series of smaller, more manageable parts. Provide older students with written instructions for multistep projects. Review these instructions orally to be sure that students understand.

    Use non-verbal cues to communicate with the students; for example, quiet the class by raising your hand or blinking the lights. Give private cues when students are off-task, like sending a signal to re-focus by placing your hand on the shoulder of a chatting or distracted student. If a student is struggling with written instructions, print simple, easy-to-understand icons in the margins of the page in order to draw attention to key points.

  3. Help students to become better organized

    Provide students with an easy-to-use assignment log. In this log, clearly list the day’s assignments on a clear, standardized homework schedule. Be sure to include a checklist of all books and supplies that students will need to complete the assignments. If possible, older students should make these homework schedules on their own. Remind all students to consult this notebook at the end of each day and to make sure they understand the assignments.

  4. Take advantage of technology

    Encourage students to do writing assignments on computers or word processors that have a spell-checking feature. Students can also use hand-held, computerized spellers. Of course, these aids should not replace good, comprehensive training in these basic skills. However, for projects that emphasize content mastery, technology can be a very valuable tool! Students who can demonstrate their knowledge without worrying about spelling or handwriting can feel pride in their accomplishment and enjoy a great boost in self-esteem.

  5. Give frequent and specific praise

    Be sure to tell students how much you value them. Praise all good behavior and outstanding academic performance or improvement in front of classmates or in private. Be specific – tell students exactly what they accomplished!

    For example:

    • “Great job, Leila! You raised your hand before you answered the question!”

    • “Thank you for washing your paintbrush and putting it back where it belongs, Juan. You really listened to my directions!”

    • “What a clean desk! You are very organized today, Matt.”

 

  1. Reward success in the classroom by:

    • Distributing small prizes, like stickers.

    • Adding checkmarks or stars to a prominently displayed chart.

    • Giving successful students firm handshakes and bright smiles.

    • Telling students that you are proud of them!

 

  1. Share good news with family members

    Tell family members about their children’s accomplishments. Don’t limit home-school communication to difficult periods or crisis situations.

    Give younger students a daily home-school “report card.” Encourage them to keep cards in their assignment logs and to share them with their parents. Use this report card to describe students’ achievements and to ask for information or assistance.

    There are no easy solutions to ADD, but a classroom environment that is rich in structure, support, and encouragement can nurture success in all students.

 



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C.S. Lewis For Home Schoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Wednesday, 18 July 2007 07:10

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By Mimi Rothschild

C.S. Lewis is one of the most celebrated authors in the 20th century. Lewis published poems, essays, non-fiction, science-fiction, and children’s books. He often wrote about Christianity or used Christianity as an underlying theme in his writings. Lewis is an incredible writer, to say the least, and The Jubilee Academy believes that home schoolers will strongly benefit from hearing or reading his works.

Pre-Kindergarten Home Schoolers
The Chronicles of Narnia Audio CDs: Reading Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia may be tough for pre-kindergarten home schoolers, but it doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the fun. Pre-k home schoolers can hear the gripping stories of Narnia on cd.

Elementary Home Schoolers
The Chronicles of Narnia Books: Elementary home schoolers will love the world of Narnia and Lewis’ imagination. Read all about Peter, Susan, Edmund, Lucy, and a host of other delightful characters. There are seven books in all.

Middle School Home Schoolers
Space Trilogy: C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy is made up of three science fiction novels. Middle school home schoolers won’t be able to put down Lewis’ stories about Elwin Ransom and life in space.

High School Home Schoolers
Mere Christianity: Lewis’ Mere Christianity is adapted from his famous BBC broadcasts during World War Two. Lewis’ goal is to “explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.” Perfect for high school home schoolers.

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:11-14)

In Him,
The Jubilee Academy



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The Jubilee Academy Summer Reading List and Summer Programs


Mimi Rothschild
Wednesday, 6 June 2007 10:48

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By Mimi Rothschild

What are your homeschoolers doing this summer? Going back in time? Sailing on the high seas? Hanging out with the three little pigs? Summer is the perfect time for homeschoolers to improve their readings skills and have a blast while doing it. We’ve compiled a comprehensive summer reading list for each Grace Academy grade so that your homeschoolers can improve their reading skills over the summer and have fun reading a variety of amazing stories. Encourage your homeschooler to read everyday and see their reading skills improve dramatically over the summer!

Homeschool parents should also check out our homeschool summer school program. Our summer school program helps homeschoolers grow their minds, gain credit toward a high school diploma, and surge ahead academically instead of developing lazy habits. Have a great summer!!!



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Creative Writing for Homeschoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Monday, 4 June 2007 08:39

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By Mimi Rothschild

One of the best ways for homeschoolers to express themselves is through writing. Writing is an important skill to have no matter how old you are or what industry your in. I encourage all of our Jubilee Academy homeschoolers to continue to write outside of homeschool. One way to have fun and improve your writing skills is to participate in the activities below.

Pre-Kindergarten Homeschoolers
Bible Stories for Kids: Read this creatively written story of Noah and the flood with your pre-k homeschooler.

Elementary Homeschoolers
Picture Story: Elementary homeschool authors can write a fantastic story based on a picture.

Middle School Homeschoolers
Weekly Writing Challenge: Middle School homeschoolers can hone their writing skills and be creative each week while writing for this wacky weekly writing contest.

High School Homeschoolers
Creative Writing Contest: High School homeschoolers can compete against students all across the country. Enter a creative story or a poem!

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” – Psalm 33:3

In Him,

Mimi Rothschild



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Exploring Fiction For Homeschoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Wednesday, 8 November 2006 08:56

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Good morning to all of our homeschooling friends across the world. This morning we will explore famous fictional works from a variety of authors and eras. Although fiction is not reality, we can find nuggets of truth in the stories that we read. Fictional storytelling is a great way to convey our ideas. You should write a story of your own sometime. Until then, check out the great stories and storytellers below.

Pre-Kindergarten Homeschoolers
Hubbard’s Cupboard:
Here is a great “Goodnight Moon” lesson for little ones.

Elementary Homeschoolers
Arizona State University:
Pick up a copy of Charlotte’s Web from the library and complete this webquest based on the story.

Middle School Homeschoolers
Online Literature:
Click here to find out more about H.G. Wells, the famous science fiction author famous for books like The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.

High School Homeschoolers
Online Literature:
You can read Cervantes’s masterwork, Don Quixote at this searchable e-book page. Do you think Don Quixote was crazy or just romantic?

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6

In Him,
The Jubilee Academy

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Classics of Literature for Homeschoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 10:38

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Welcome back to our blog. One of the benefits of homeschooling is the ability to explore the world of books the way you want. However, you don’t want to waste your time with anything less than the best. Here are some helpful guides for delving into the classics.

Pre-Kindergarten Homeschooling Students
Childhood Illustrators
: From Aesop’s Fables to Hans Christian Anderson, here are some famous stories for little ones.

Elementary Homeschooling Students
Children’s Literature Web Guide
: This page is chock full of wonderful classics of children’s literature. Give this page a chance and you’ll be saying “Harry Potter who?” in no time!

Middle School Homeschooling Students
Bibliomania
: Click here to view eBooks offering dozens of heralded classics. These works of fiction are indispensable.

High School Homeschooling Students
Anova
: Here you’ll find 240 of humanity’s greatest cultural achievements. These books provide the backbone of human history, thought, and behavior. Essential online reading.

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” -2 Timothy 1:7

In Him,
The Jubilee Academy



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Mystery for Homeschoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 08:47

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Good Morning homeschoolers! It’s time to put on our detective hats. Today we are going to explore the thrilling, chilling world of mystery literature. Can you solve the case?

Pre-Kindergarten Homeschooling Students
I Spy
: I spy with my little eye, something that is…smart! Click here for a page bursting with mystery and fun.

Elementary Homeschooling Students
Encyclopedia Brown
: The smartest sleuth in sneakers has appeared in dozens of cases. Here you’ll find lots of trivia and fun facts about Idaville’s greatest kid detective.

Middle School Homeschooling Students
Sherlock Holmes
: Elementary, my dear Watson! Here you’ll find a comprehensive Sherlock info page with short stories, trivia, and a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock’s creator.

High School Homeschooling Students
Official Agatha Christie
: Click here for lots of info about Agatha Christie, the most highly regarded mystery author of our time.

“Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” -Deuteronomy 7:9

In Him,
The Jubilee Academy



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Poetry For Homeschoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Thursday, 13 July 2006 08:29

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Greetings! Lets take a look at poetry and writing. Click below to see some of your favorite poets and much more.

Pre-Kindergarten Homeschooling Students
The Academy of American Poets
: Search for your favorite poets, learn how to read a poem, or find out about National Poetry Month.

Elementary Homeschooling Students
Giggle Poetry
: Lots of funny poems, poetry contests, and more!

Middle School Homeschooling Students
Poetryexpress
: Find fifteen poems you can write right now or at least get some ideas for them. Make, share, and revise your poems here.

High School Homeschooling Students
Sonnet Central
: This great resource contains an archive of English sonnets, commentary, and pictures.

“For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” -Psalm 1:6

In Him,
The Jubilee Academy



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Reading and Writing for Homeschoolers


Mimi Rothschild
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 13:16

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Like to cook, read, write and joke? Check out these cool sites all for kids.

Pre-Kindergarten Homeschooling Students
Kids, King of the Kitchen
: Kids have control of this “kitchen”. Recipes are submitted by children of all ages. Some are extremely simple while other recipes are more complicated.

Elementary School Homeschooling Students
KidAuthors
: KidAuthors is a creative place for kids to share their stories and poems for other people to read. Stories are posted by genre (mystery, fairy tales, etc.), and writers can fill out an easy online form.

Middle School Homeschooling Students
Telling Tales
: This site has excellent activities to help children with their writing. “Stuff to do” is the page containing diverse writing exercises. There are story starters, another “Mad Lib” page, files for characters and plots, and skeletons (outlines) that help provide a start for writing ideas. There is also tips and lessons for teachers.

High School Homeschooling Students
Kidscribe
: A Bilingual Site for Kid Authors:This wonderful website allows students to publish their work in either English or Spanish. Directions on this site are bilingual. Works are divided into different types of writing, such as poetry, stories, and jokes

“He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” -Deuteronomy 32:4

In Him,
The Jubilee Academy



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