The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste: Body Follows Mind

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Is it possible that a school would pass students forward to ensure meeting a legislative mandate when those students cannot master their grade level? How can parents reconcile that their children are not prepared for the academic, social and economic challenges ahead? One parent states, “I work all day, have two other children at two different schools, a child in childcare and a husband to drop off and pick up each day. I’m doing the best I can to support my child and it is the school’s fault. My child was not having problems until she came to your school.” There are other parents in the same position whose children are doing quite well. What is the difference? Is there a correlation with the level of involvement of parents with the school and the success of their children? Are there things parents can be doing to better help their children? How do we move beyond blame, take responsibility and support our children? Hear from parents, a teacher and an educator on what they do and recommend. A special segment of this show will also include the impact at the junior college level when the work is not done in the early grades. Matt Layton, M.Ed., Certified Reading Specialist and Currently 4th Grade Teacher, Ebony Thomas, Admissions Coordinator for the School of Health Professions and an Adjunct Faculty Member, and Parents of “Real” Students join as our guests. Emilio Williams, Dean of Student and Family Life, is your host.

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ADHD on Emos Connections

Welcome to Emos Connections: Making A Difference. Check back in a few days as we are just beginning. Our first broadcast aired Tuesday, November 15, 2011t at 8 p.m. EST. Click this link to check out the show.  Do you come to a point where you cannot take anymore and yet you realize that it is your child and that you cannot give up? Have you misjudged kids who have problems they cannot work out alone? What do parents need to know? How does the challenging behavior of children with Attention Deficits and/or Hyperactivity Disorders manifest and are there answers? Is it an excuse, developmental disorder, medical problem, misdiagnosis or all of the above? Do strategies exist that can help move beyond frustration? How do parents step away and take a break. How has the impact of diagnosis and medication affected the problem? Join me as my guest, mother of a child with special needs, over 25 years of experience working with children joins us and puts a face to the challenges our children, their parents, teachers and communities face.

Our Blog will continue to provide the results of new connections…making a difference.

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