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September 2001 - Issue #021


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September 2001 - Issue #021

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In this issue:

  • Psychologist, Robert F. Reynolds Joins Expert Team
  • Identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Identifying Behavioral Disorders (ODD, CD and Bullying)
  • Great New Links
  • Announcements

Our Special thanks to Dr. Robert F. Reynolds for his appearance on Robyn's Nest, the television show, in a two part series on attentive and behavioral disorders in children. Dr. Reynolds and his team at Connecticut Educational Services are using state of the art techniques such as neurofeedback to possibly eliminate the need for medication and with unbelievable results!

Psychologist, Robert F. Reynolds Joins Expert Team - Dr. Reynolds specializes in attentive and behavioral disorders and traumatic brain injury in children. His vast experience and knowledge of his area of expertise is a welcome addition to our staff of experts. E-mail Dr. Reynolds through our "House Calls" section with questions pertaining to your children.

Identifying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD/ADHD) - Is your child having difficulty concentrating? Getting in trouble in school? Doesn't seem to listen? Can't seem to sit still and focus in situations that require his attention? If so, your child may have one of three types of ADHD. We've provided this self-assessment chart to help you determine just that.

Identifying Behavioral Disorders (ODD, CD and Bullying) - Does your child often lose his temper? Argue with you? Refuse to follow your rules? Blame others for her behavior? A regular pattern of these types of behaviors may indicate a disorder on the rise today, Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Here we present questions to ask yourself to help you identify these conditions and promote early assessment by a licensed professional.

Great New Links:

Connecticut Educational Services (CES) - Addressing the issues of ADHD, ADD, ODD and other behavioral disorders. Dr. Reynolds' unique approach to clinical services includes neurofeedback and diagnostic services for troubled children. An excellent resource!

CHADD - The national non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Founded in 1987 by a group of concerned parents, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support.

The Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) - The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Among other functions, the CEC helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. Great resource for teachers and parents!




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