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Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren't born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice. This 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of EF/SR in children. Website
Adaptivemall.com Adaptivemall.com offers the best selection of adaptive equipment for children with special needs with products that range from special needs strollers and special needs car seats to adaptive toys for children's special needs therapy. Website
ADD Warehouse Order books, videos, training programs, games, professional texts and assessment products from the world's largest collection of ADHD-related resources. Website
Addressing Early Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems According to recent reports, more than 10% of young children have clinically significant mental health problems, but most receive no interventions for their disorder. Although often not recognized, young children experience mental health problems at rates similar to older children. Improved access to care, more research identifying alternative models, adequate payment for providers, and improved education on evidence-based interventions are among the recommendations in the November 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement and technical report Addressing Early Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Website
ADHD in Young Children: Use Recommended Treatment First Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommend behavior therapy over medication as first-line treatment for young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently analyzed healthcare claims data for young children insured by Medicaid between 2008 and 2011 and young children insured through employer-sponsored insurance between 2008 and 2014, finding that approximately 75% of young children with ADHD received medicine as treatment. Only about 50% of young children with ADHD in Medicaid and 40% with employer-sponsored insurance received psychological services, which may have included behavior therapy. Website
Administration for Children and Families The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. ACF programs aim to achieve the following: families and individuals empowered to increase their own economic independence and productivity; strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children; partnerships with individuals, front-line service providers, communities, American Indian tribes, Native communities, states, and Congress that enable solutions which transcend traditional agency boundaries; services planned, reformed, and integrated to improve needed access; and a strong commitment to working with people with developmental disabilities, refugees, and migrants to address their needs, strengths, and abilities. Website
Administration on Disabilities (AoD) The Administration on Disabilities works with states, communities, and partners in the disability networks to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration of individuals with disabilities. AoD includes the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and the Independent Living Administration (ILA). AIDD is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to make their own choices, contribute to society, have supports to live independently, and live free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Website
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma (English and Spanish) Along with the original 1998 ACE Study, there are known predictive factors that make sense to include in the list of adverse experiences. These can be single, acute events or sustained over time. Document
African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2011-2016) African-American Experience Literary Reference Guide. A list of Black Experience children’s books published between 2011 and 2016. Website
After the Fire: The Teachable Moment Created by Prevention 1st for classroom teachers, preschools, and day care providers of children affected by a fire. The program provides free materials that help teachers and caregivers deal with the emotional trauma of children and move beyond the incident to teach life-saving fire safety and fire prevention. The program includes: 3 teaching modules with age-appropriate activities for processing the fire event, fire survival skills, and fire prevention skills; Reading list of books in English and Spanish that facilitate discussion of a fire incident, fire safety or fire prevention; Household safety checklists, and at-home activities students can take home. Website