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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.
My aggressive 6-year-old, who has had many diagnoses, reacted badly to stimulants and an SSRI. What else can we try?
Since aggression can be caused by many things it's important to understand the behavior better before trying new medication.- Natalie Weder, MD
Hyperfocus: The Flip Side of ADHD?
How can some kids with ADHD be so focused in particular situations? Experts see a key to a new, even empowering understanding of the disorder.- Harry Kimball
Big Disconnect: How Tech Changes Families
Author Catherine Steiner-Adair addresses the way screens and gadgets have infiltrated the family and are now influencing the course of our kids' early development.- Caroline Miller
My school's new emergency plan includes lockdown drills. How can we keep them from scaring the kids?
Letting kids know there's plan for keeping them safe, and practicing that plan, can make them feel calmer and more confident- Jamie Howard, PhD
Should I teach my child a second language or will it delay her language development?
Absolutely. Kids may be confused in the beginning, but they catch up quickly.- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
My 9-year-old son is constantly confessing thoughts, or things he has done, that he thinks are bad. How can we help him?
When unwanted and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts are interfering with a child's life, behavioral therapy can give him tools to disarm these obsessions.- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Finding the Right Fit for a Child
After years of believing in (and pushing for) inclusion for her son, one mom discovers how successful the right contained classroom can be
My 5-year-old doesn't listen to me and is disrespectful. Time-outs don't work. What should I do?
When time-outs don't work it's often because parents aren't doing them carefully, withdrawing all positive reinforcement from inappropriate behavior and rewarding good behavior instead.- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Conflicts Over Parenting
When couples can't agree on parenting strategies, children are the losers. Better to try one approach—whether or not it's the best one—than to subject kids to confusion and contention.