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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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Closing The Gap - Technology In Special Education
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Computers are tools that can provide solutions to many problems facing people with disabilities today.


A Real Family Village
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

TRACE center has created a wonderful site for parents and caregivers of children with special play needs.


National Information Center For Children And Youth With Disabilities Clearinghouse
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Almost all major resources and organizations for children with disabilites can be located here. Although specific to the US, it's information is helpful anywhere in North America.


Personal Ponies
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A unique non-profit organization dedicated to providing disabled children with a Miniature Shetland Pony to love and care for completely without charge.


Parent's Guide To Accessing Programs For Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have disabilities are entitled to early intervention and special education. Find out how to access your local resources!


A Parents Guide To Doctors, Disabilities, And The Family
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Finding a skilled and sympathetic doctor for a child who has a disability is both important and challenging. This guide from NICHCY helps parents learn all of the basics. Recommended for medical professionals as well.


Go Ask ERIC.
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

ERIC gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.


Healthfinder
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Healthfinder is a gateway health information website provided by the United States Government and its many partners.


The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A treasure trove of training materials for Rehabilitation Practioners!


The Down Syndrome Web Page
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

This site is composed of contributions from parents and professional members of the Down Syndrome listserv and newsgroup. Very informative!


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Sensory Integration Ideas

Kinesthetic awareness is an important part of healthy sensory integration. Challenge your child to use the sense of touch only and identify different objects with the What Is It? Tactile Discrimination Game. Try dividing the objects by theme. Good examples are: objects from nature, dishes and cutlery, or grooming aids. To make the game easier, try offering fewer choices and supply a picture of the objects under the cover. Can your child tell the toothbrush from the hairbrush?

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