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Fragile X in the Classroom: Helping Students Re-gain Composure, by Laurie Yankowitz, Ed.D., Educational Therapist

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Students with Fragile X Syndrome seem to often be described like the mythical girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead: when they are good, they are very very good, and when they are ?bad? they are …well, let?s just say quite disruptive. What accounts
for our lovable, good-natured, eager to please angels morphing into Tasmanian devils quicker than you can say ?Fragile what??

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Five Tips for Students with ADHD By Blythe Grossberg, Psy.D., author of “Test Success”

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Students with ADHD are capable of great success in middle and high
school. They tend to be creative, energetic, and daring. There are,
however, some common obstacles that they have to overcome, and here
are five tried-and-true strategies that students with ADHD can use to
leverage their strengths in school. It’s particularly important for middle and high school students with ADHD to have an airtight system for keeping track of long-term assignments. Children with ADHD need to understand the contours of their own energy levels

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