A new national training program stresses encouragement and positive optimism for Jewish and Arab children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Thanks to an educational program initiated by an American immigrant, the outlook is brighter for scores of Jewish and Arab Israeli children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common neurological condition causing inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Idud (Encouragement) began as a pilot project in one religious and three secular elementary schools, says its founder, clinical psychologist and educator Stuart (Simcha) Chesner.
Please click onto the link to read how one man’s determination has opened the window to awareness and treatment for students with ADHD.
Read the article by Dan Even, Ha’aretz March 10, 2010
Thousands of Israeli children are prescribed Ritalin for attention disorders, but actually have undiagnosed psychological problems that necessitate different treatment, according to a study released this month.
Two brain areas fail to connect when children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder attempt a task that measures attention, according to researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and M.I.N.D. Institute.
“This is the first time that we have direct evidence that this connectivity is missing in ADHD,” said Ali Mazaheri, postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Mind and Brain. Mazaheri and his colleagues made the discovery by analyzing the brain activity in children with ADHD. The paper appears in the current online issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry.
One unified High School is being built in the Eshkol Region. The new structures will be fortified, secure and allow a safe learning environment for about 1,000 students and staff.
The new campus is being built on the grounds of Ma’ale Habsor, which is situated near the Municpal Buildings, the Central Bus Station, and the Eshkol Cultural Auditorium.
We are also near the Music Studio, the Gymnasium, and the Psychological Centre offering therapies, clincial psychology sessions and other means of support.
Ma’ale Habsor is opening the schoolyear with the cornerstone ceremony on August 31/08. At the moment, a large portion of the school is fenced off, viewable only from certain angles.
Where the Art studios stood, there is intense building of one of many new complexes.
This year while Ma’ale Habsor and Habsor Comprehensive High Schools are working on the unification process (due to be completed in 2009), what’s going on? Construction of the new campus is fully underway. How does that affect the coming schoolyear?
The blog will take a look at teacher preparation, classroom adjustments, location of High School subjects such as: Art, Physics, Communication, Fashion Design and more, and first impressions after the summer vacation
A closer look at students with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder), an umbrella term for a number of syndromes, and the growing need for all teachers to keep up with latest information.
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Thanks and hope your summer break was restful and enriching. May the new year bring new energies.