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Livia McCoy
Can “Working Memory” Problems Cause Difficulty in School?

Nov 08, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Homework, High School, Elementary School, ADHD

Memory is a complicated process. Most of us are familiar with short-term memory, the place where new information goes before it gets stored in long-term memory for later use. Most psychologists now agree that there is yet an... Read more
Livia McCoy
The Quick Fix for Learning Disabilities

Mar 21, 2011 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, ADHD

When you have a child with a learning disability or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you yearn for a way to help. Parents are confronted with offers for reading programs, diets, vitamin regimens, and medical d... Read more
Livia McCoy
Stand up and Study More!

Dec 07, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Supplies, School Success, Organization, Livia McCoy, ADHD

After my posting on creating a friendly environment for ADHD children, I heard from several people about how much they like the stand-up desks. One felt it would be great for him rather than his children. Another says she p... Read more
Livia McCoy
Creating a Friendly Environment for ADHD Children

Nov 30, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, ADHD

Many people need to wiggle while they learn. Because this can be a distraction to other students, students with ADHD need to learn how to move without disturbing others. I have taught students how to kick their foot so that... Read more
Livia McCoy
Low Skills do not Mean Low Intelligence

Oct 05, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Homework, Elementary School, ADHD

Many students who struggle in school are called “lazy and dumb” by their peers and at some times even by a teacher or parent! This is extremely hurtful and unnecessary. First of all, you cannot always tell whethe... Read more
Livia McCoy
School is not life

Sep 10, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, Elementary School, Back to School, ADHD

Some students do well in school and others do not. Have you ever wondered why? We are all different! When my husband and I travel in areas where we are not familiar (and when we do not have our GPS to guide us), it is bette... Read more
How do I know if my child is ADHD?

Jul 27, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Learning Disabilities, Health and Fitness, ADHD

Livia McCoy has spent twenty-six years teaching science to students with language learning disabilities. In addition to teaching students daily, she trains teachers and runs workshops for teachers and parents who want to kn... Read more
Connie McCarthy
American Children and ADD/ADHD

Apr 29, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Health and Fitness, Connie McCarthy, ADHD

I want to share a chance remark, at a recent doctor’s appointment, that got me really thinking about American children and ADD/ADHD. At a routine medical check-up my Vitamin D levels were checked, and they came up a li... Read more
My Child has a Reading Disability: How Often Should the School Monitor His Progress?

Apr 21, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Learning Disabilities, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, ADHD

This week we are pleased to have a guest blog co-authored by two professors who are specialists in the area of learning disabilities:Howard Margolis, Ed.D., is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Special Education at the City U... Read more
Helping Children with ADHD Focus at School

Nov 18, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Learning Disabilities, Kids Learning, ADHD

Just came across this blog by Kay Marner about sensory objects that help ADHD kids focus at school. Great stuff! Good teachers are always looking for sensible ways to make classroom accommodations for kids with ADH... Read more