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What Does The Law Say About Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In School?

In the newest amendment to IDEA, passed in 1997, AD/HD is specifically mentioned under the category of "Other Health Impairment" (OHI). Check out the IDEA's definition of OHI in this short article.

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Do You See What I'm Saying?
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Children with hearing loss and the play environment.


Preschool Art Activity Tips For Children With Visual Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

With small adaptations, children with visual impairments can participate fully in art activities.


Doing Wheelies!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Finding a great therapeutic bike for a child with special needs.


Helping Those Hearing Hassles!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Helping children with mild and moderate hearing impairments understand what they hear.


Streeeetching The Attention Span!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Setting up a non-distracting play and learning environment.


Sensory Play
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

It's good for body and mind!


Auditory Processing Tips
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Games to help kids develop good auditory processing skills.


Teaching Children To Climb Up Stairs
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Goooo-ing Up!


"Now, Before and After"
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Teaching time tenses using Tense Sequencing Cards.


Independent Mealtime For Kids With Motor Impairments
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Using mealtimes to promote independence, self-care skills, and social interaction.


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Why do they put everything in their mouths?

One of the earliest fine moter skill children develop is the skill of "sensation". Sensation is the skill we use to tell the difference between a quarter and a dime by touch without needing to look at the coins. Cognitively young children have their best sensation descrimination in their mouths. By mouthing objects and then feeling them with their hands, children correlate the sensations from two different sensory input channels. ,This "sensory intgration" helps them to tune up the sensory apparatus in the hands. As the hands become more sensitive, children will need to put things in their mouths less and less. During this oral stage it is important to offer many textured grasp and handle toys. Dragonfly offers a full collection of well designed and easy to handle toys of this type.

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