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A Therapist’s Perspective: The Best Learning Apps for School-Aged Children

Technology has enhanced communication pathways to teachers in school – and parents can support those efforts. Not only can teachers easily monitor their child’s grades and performance at school, but...
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7 Signs Your Child May Need A Psychological Evaluation for ADHD or a Learning Disorder

October is National Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities month. How do you know when it’s time to seek an evaluation for ADHD or a learning disorder? We talk with many...
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How Do I Know If Repeating A Grade Is The Right Choice?

It’s that time of year when parents and teachers start to question whether a struggling student should repeat their grade. If you are a parent reading this, perhaps a friend or someone at the school...
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How Inclusive Education Can Benefit Your Child

For years, students with disabilities were educated largely in separate classrooms or schools. Thanks to legislation that guarantees equal educational opportunities for all children, as well as...
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Tackling Toilet Training

If you were to poll hundreds of parents, results would likely show that toilet training kids is one of their least favorite parental responsibilities. Add in a child with developmental delays, and...
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The Silver Lining of Sibling Rivalry and Tips to Reduce It

Whenever your children spend more time together—especially on school breaks and vacations—it increases the odds of tension and full-scale fights regarding anything and everything. As a parent, the...
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How To Use Visual Checklists

You can never overestimate the power of a plan and structure for all kids, but especially for those that have challenges with executive functioning. A proven method to turn down the nagging and to...
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Tap Into Your Child’s Creative Brain With Great Activities

Whether it’s summer break, just a day off of school in the middle of February or a rainy day, some low-key fun that taps into your child’s creative brain is always a great idea. Since the logical,...
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5 Ways You Might Be Causing Anxiety In Children

There’s no doubt we want to give our kids all that we can—opportunity, experience, values, and more. But there’s one thing we often see well-meaning parents give their children unintentionally:...
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The Journey from Referral to Assessment

Let’s take the case of Susie, a fictional student, a third-grader who is still struggling to read fluently. She also has difficulty sitting still and paying attention for more than ten minutes while...
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Surfing the Digital Age Wave

In the swift current of today’s rapidly advancing technology, the ‘high-tech’ equipment of the not so distant past—just twenty or thirty years ago—seem ancient. Just a decade ago, psychologists were...
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Returning to School after COVID: Navigating Triennial Evaluations

  Formal testing is not legally required for every triennial special education evaluation. So why have many districts automatically required it? Does it always help children? And what new...
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Mindfulness in Schools: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Social-Emotional Learning

If your staff is overwhelmed by the sheer number of behavior problems they face every day in the classroom, it might be time to give mindfulness a try. Not only is it affordable, but it is an...
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School Psychology Awareness Week – November 13-17, 2017

The Multi-Talented School Psychologist “What would you like to do when you grow up?” This is a question often asked of children, particularly adolescents, as they start investigating fields of study...
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