“영재인줄 알았던 우리 아이가 자폐증일 수도 있을까?”
입력 2018.02.22 11:08
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# IQ134의 성준(가명·11)이는 유치원 때부터 특별했다. 세계 각국의 국기를 다 외우고 한글과 한자도 또래보다 빨리 익혔다. 영재교육원에서 영재테스트도 받았다. 그런데 부모는 초등학교 입학을 앞두고 아들이 또래친구들과 다른 점이 많다는 사실 때문에 걱정이 생기기 시작했다. 다른 아이들이 ‘유희왕 카드’에 빠져 있을 때 성준이는 모형 경주자동차에만 관심을 보였다. 친구도 없었다.
담임선생님은 성준이가 친구나 선생님의 유머를 잘 이해하지 못한다고 했다. 부모…[Read more]
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Sitting on a regular seat can be tough for kids with sensory processing issues or attention issues. They may need sensory input to stay focused and comfortable while seated. Products like wobbly chairs and exercise balls can be expensive, however. Here are low-cost ideas for…[Read more]
Kim started the topic How many children are receiving treatment for ADHD? in the forum ADD & ADHD 2 years, 11 months ago
How many children are receiving treatment for ADHD?
Treatment for ADHD can include behavior therapy and medication. For children 6 years of age and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends both behavior therapy and medication as good options, preferably both together. For young children (under 6 years of age) with ADHD, behavior…[Read more]
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Everybody can have difficulty sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior once in a while. For some people, however, the problems are so pervasive and persistent that they interfere with every aspect of their life: home, academic, social and work.
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is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do.
CBT is based on the cognitive model of emotional response.
CBT is briefer and time-limited.
A sound therapeutic relationship is necessary for effective therapy, but n…[Read more]
Behavior therapy for young children with ADHD
Behavior therapy is effective treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem. It is most effective in young children when it is delivered by parents. Experts recommend that doctors refer parents of children under 6 y…[Read more]
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Occupational therapy (OT) helps people work on cognitive, physical, social, and motor skills. The goal is to improve everyday skills which allow people to become more independent and participate in a wide range of activities.
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Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process.…[Read more]
한미특수교육센터는 발달장애인들이 꾸준한 성장과 즐거운 도전들을 이어나갈 수 있도록 다양한 프로그램을 개발하고 지원해 왔습니다. 각 사람의 재능에 따라, 또 좋아하며 즐기는 분야를 찾아 스포츠, 음악, 댄스 프로그램으로 모이며, 그 안에서 장애와 비장애의 경계를 뛰어넘는 만남과 어울림 속에 사회적 소통능력을 키우고 함께 성장합니다.
KASEC has been an advocator of supporting and challenging individuals with developmental disabilities in order to foster their growth. Throug…[Read more]