A ten-year-old boy has severe memory issues. What do you recommend his parents do? His public school?
- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
There are a lot of things that could be underlying his challenges, so a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation should be your first step.READ MORE
School Psychologists: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning
As first-line problem solvers, they step up when students, teachers, or parents have concerns, to investigate, discuss, and propose interventions.READ MORE
When Should I Worry About Tantrums?
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson tells us that, like any troubling behavior, parents should worry about extreme outbursts when they meet three criteria: they're persistent, pervasive, impairing.WATCH MORE
What Is Pragmatic Language?
'The functions of language are many,' Dr. Lydia Soifer says, and being able to differentiate how others are using it is a skill as important as vocabulary or conjugation. And it doesn't come easily to some.WATCH MORE
Anxious About Learning: Helping Kids Find Success - Matthew Cruger, PhD
Dr. Matt Cruger discusses how learning difficulties can lead to impairing anxiety in children if they don't have the right supports. The key is to help them experience success so they can tackle problems with confidence.WATCH MORE
What should a worried kindergarten teacher do about imaginary gun play in her class?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Play violence is developmentally appropriate for young kids, but teachers should always be on the lookout for warning signs of problem behavior.READ MORE
Going Back to School After a Tragedy
Support and routine are essential for kids returning to school after they've been exposed to frightening news.READ MORE
What Is an Educational Therapist?
- Caroline Miller
ETs have a range of specialized training, but they all work one-on-one with children on learning challengesREAD MORE
When Kids Refuse to Go to School
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Everyone misses a few days, but kids with school refusal have a strong aversion to school that can cause real problems.READ MORE
Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions
- Rachel Ehmke
Educational specialists share different learning strategies and tools that help kids—and their parents—get organized.READ MORE