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10 Early Signs of ADHD

Young children often have problems paying attention or concentrating, but when are these problems serious enough for parents and teachers to be concerned? According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 11 school-aged children are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but research suggests that the warning signs often appear even before the demands of school begin. As many as 40 percent of children have significant problems with attention by age four, and ADHD is now the most common mental health disorder diagnosed in the preschool years.

[Doctors] recommend that parents look for the following signs that are associated with an ADHD diagnosis when children reach school age:

  1. Dislikes or avoids activities that require paying attention for more than one or two minutes
  2. Loses interest and starts doing something else after engaging in an activity for a few moments
  3. Talks a lot more and makes more noise than other children of the same age
  4. Climbs on things when instructed not to do so
  5. Cannot hop on one foot by age 4
  6. Nearly always restless — wants to constantly kick or jiggle feet or twist around in his/her seat. Insists that he/she “must” get up after being seated for more than a few minutes
  7. Gets into dangerous situations because of fearlessness
  8. Warms up too quickly to strangers
  9. Frequently aggressive with playmates; has been removed from preschool/daycare for aggression
  10. Has been injured (e.g., received stitches) because of moving too fast or running when instructed not to do so

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The Stanfield Way

The child who is ‘left behind’ most is the one who leaves school without transition readiness.

Dr. James Stanfield, Ed.D.

Stanfield Special Education Curriculum

VideoModeling® Programs

VideoModeling® is a ground-breaking teaching concept originated by the James Stanfield Company that’s used in thousands of public and private schools across America and Canada for special education needs.

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Stanfield Special Education Curriculum

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Susan Simon, Principal

Using Humor to Teach Social Skills

Humor = Retention

We believe you learn best when you laugh. By making the classroom experience more comfortable and enjoyable, humor can make teaching and learning more effective, especially for the K12 segment. At Stanfield, we use humor as an integral part of our curricula.

If you as a speaker don’t help your audience to remember your lessons, then you’re wasting everyone’s time. Humor… can help accomplish that needed retention…

Gean Perret, Screenwriter
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