Children with ADHD often struggle academically, socially and emotionally. They may be disorganized, forgetful, easily distracted and impulsive. Dr. Sharon Saline, a psychotherapist, argues that informed empathy focused on self-control, compassion, collaboration, consistency and celebration can be a roadmap for reducing stress and equipping children with the skills they need to thrive.
The state is launching a three-year plan aimed at improving oversight and expertise in the troubled Louisiana School for the Deaf and others in the Special School District, which oversees the schools. The initial goal is to revamp the district and improve its staff so that high-qualify services can be delivered to students.