At Maxi Mind, we are blessed to have a friend and colleague like Jonathan Alderson. Before we even knew he existed, Jonathan started sending us clients, parents of kids diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jonathan is a Harvard Educator who has worked with over 2,000 children and families touched by autism. He’s written a must-read award-winning book, called Challenging the Myths of Autism, published by Collins.
Jonathan Alderson likes Maxi Mind’s multi-modal approach and recognizes the value of … Full Article
Today I’d like to talk about Joseph. He’s in Grade 4; he’s got ADHD… and autism. When Joseph first came to Maxi Mind, he couldn’t read, he had virtually no social skills, and at 9 years of age, he had already been in and out of 8 different schools.
What’s the outlook for kids like Joseph… kids that have ADHD?
Stats from Health Canada and other official sources paint a grim picture.
For parents with children in schools across the GTA, the month of November is when the first report cards are sent home. The first report card of the year is an important one because it gives you feedback on how your child is doing early enough that significant improvement is still possible.
Here are 7 steps to consider regarding how to properly deal with a bad report card.
ADHD diagnosis and treatment have reached epidemic proportions. According to official US stats, the diagnosis rate went up 42% between 2003 and 2011. The prescription rate has been climbing much faster – 28% in just 4 years.
What’s at the root of this? Is it twitch media? Is it food additives? Is it the environment?
Here’s a huge study from the International Journal of Epidemiology. They reviewed thousands of research papers on ADHD and discovered something remarkable. When you use … Full Article
Early intervention is best practice in whenever problems crop up and it’s especially so with regards to kids’ success at school. The longer your child goes with an undetected learning disability (maybe better to think of it as a learning difficulty than a disability) the more time and energy that will be needed to get them back on track.
As a child moves up through the school system with a learning disability that goes undetected, they continue to fall further … Full Article