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They use the red/yellow/green light system in my son's class.  Each child starts on green and certain unwanted behaviors can send them to yellow.  When at yellow they will have a few minutes to talk to the teacher about their behavior and regroup.  If they don't repeat the behavior in a certain time frame (I think it's 15 minutes) they go back to green.  It's incredibly rare for a child to get to red and if they do, they will be removed from the classroom for a short...
Welcome!  I'm 2/3 of a triad as well (adoptee and adoptive Mom).  First mothers always have a special place in my heart.  Thank you for offering yourself as a resource.  
I think it's lovely that you want to do this for your niece.  Tapestry books has a whole section of children's books relating to foster-adopt...   http://www.tapestrybooks.com/categories.asp?cID=102
It really depends on the cause of her delay.  If it's a tone issue (meaning muscle tone), you can do oral strengthening exercises.  For example, our speech therapist would play a "chase the lollypop" game with my son.  She would tough a pop to the outside corners of his mouth, his chin and his nose and he would chase the pop with his tongue and try to lick it.  Then she would stroke his tongue with the pop to make it curl.  She would have him drink pudding, yogurt and/or...
Kidswell has merged with Advocare Greentree and no longer allows non-vaxing.  They did grandfather some folks in (from what I've heard) but Advocare requires all children be vaccinated.
Your husband is in denial.  You need to do right by your child with or without him.  Em - I do agree - however, we are in CHOP's back yard and our district has accepted all of their reports and recommendations as the gospel because you simply don't get better than them.  Our first IEP (pre-school) meeting - the speech therapist was so excited when we walked in - she had never seen such an amazing report as the one done by CHOP and wasn't going to re evaluate - just...
  I've highlighted what sounds like sensory reactions.  Not all sensory kids are seekers or avoiders.  Some kinda fall in the middle and just react.    TV can cause sensory overload causing bad behavior after viewing.  Poor sleeping ability, difficulty with transition and  and tantrums are all signs of SPD.  SPINNING - huge red flag - sensory stim behavior #1.  Restaurants are a sensory nightmare.  Any crowded place will be.  Inpulsive.... that's usually a big yes in the...
Sounds like it could also be sensory processing disorder which can cause ADHD like behaviors.  You can find a checklist of behaviors here... http://www.spdparentzone.org/resources/Sensory%20Processing%20Disorder%20Checklist.pdf
    While I don't like to rely on the schools too much, you can ask the school to evaluate him.   There are other specialists that can evaluate and diagnose ADHD - psychologists,psychiatrists, developemental neurologists, neurologists.  If you go to www.psychologytoday.com and click on "find a therapist" - you can select ADHD and pediatrics and find a local therapist who can assist (probably fairly quickly) with diagnosis.   Just an FYI - some schools will tell you that...
Linda is correct.  I can tell you that growing up with ADHD with no assistance, being told I was stupid and lazy, is not the way to go.  There is more to ADHD than medication.  Your child also needs to understand how to organize themselves, how to set themselves up reminders, how to study (because it's different for us), etc.  You need to find a specialist - someone who will address both yours and your husbands concerns and will take it at a slow pace.  If it is ADHD, no...
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