Kindergarten ADHD no match for neurofeedback

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Buddy (not his real name) was a very active kindergartener with ADHD. His behaviors were disruptive in the classroom and frequently resulted in him being sent to the office. He did not respond favorably to redirection, which often resulted in additional consequences.

Sibling issues were often problematic resulting in additional parental involvement to deescalate. Buddy seemed to not “get it” when redirected and appeared defiant with adults, in his own little way.

Parents were concerned that Buddy was not making satisfactory progress in school. His behavioral plan at school was not very effective in helping him with classwork and was proving to be frustrating to parents and teacher. Mother expressed concern about his poor performance that could become an academic problem.

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Three tips for protecting assets for your disabled child

submitted by Terry Lee Farber, RN, Esquire

Understandably, many people are busy with day-to-day life and may find it difficult to engage in planning for the future of their disabled child. However, proper planning for children receiving Social Security Insurance (SSI) and Medicaid is vitally important.

Children receiving SSI and Medicaid will lose those benefits if they own assets in excess of a statutory limit. As such, if he or she comes into even a minor windfall (e.g., a gift or inheritance), which increases his or her resources above the limit, the means-tested benefit may be lost.

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What to do if you develop a dental problem while traveling

submitted by Dr. Joseph R. Philip DDS, Sterling Dental and Podiatry, Washington Crossing, PA

What should you do if you are traveling for the holidays and develop a dental problem, unable to see your dentist until you return home?

If your doctor back home can’t be reached, try the following suggestions:

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