Success with Learning Disabilities Blog

When is "ODD Behavior" not due to Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

A large number of students with developmental disorders have troublesome behaviors, some of which get labeled "Oppositional Defiant Disorder" or ODD. Boys outnumber girls in this condition and the disruptive, recalcitrant, even violent behavior occurs in middle childhood as well as adolescence.  .. Read More

How to achieve success in school and life for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A diagnosis of autism doesn't have to be a scary thing. With the help of a qualified professional and the right treatment for autism spectrum disorder, all children can enjoy greater happiness and success. The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a range of neurodevelopmental disorders .. Read More

Getting help with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Why it is essential to get the correct diagnosis code.

A diagnosis of autism doesn't have to be a scary thing. With the help of a qualified professional and the right treatment for autism spectrum disorder, all children can enjoy greater happiness and success. Diagnosing Autism takes time, testing and patience. Getting the correct diagnosis can .. Read More

Understanding treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children

A diagnosis of autism doesn't have to be a scary thing. With the help of a qualified professional and the right treatment for autism spectrum disorder, all children can enjoy greater happiness and success. Early Intervention Strategies Yield The Greatest Success:  .. Read More

In the Good Ol' Summertime!

As summer break approaches, it is time to consider what plans we should make for our children in recreation, possible tutoring, discontinuation of medication. If medication is in use only for academics and whether before the next school year begins to test which medication at the present st .. Read More

But I am trying my hardest!

A problem for many students with developmental disorders of attention or specific learning disabilities is convincing those around them often both teachers and parents that they are trying to do their best. If over and over again, their best effort fails, students not uncommonly lose interest and as .. Read More

Should Medication be Used to Treat AD(H)D?

Should Medication be Used to Treat AD(H)D?The answer is: “It is an option.” The variables to take into consideration include: First, is the diagnosis confirmed? Because of the depth of baseline testing we employ to assure as accurate a diagnosis as contemporary methods allow; .. Read More