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What Is a SEIT?
Special Education Itinerant Teacher Jamie Levine, MAEd, describes how SEITs work with special needs kids to help them integrate into mainstream classrooms and reach their individual goals.
Is ADHD really a psychiatric disorder?
Yes, though it doesn’t meet some stereotypes. It’s a condition that impairs mental functioning in a significant way- Natalie Weder, MD
Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions
Educational specialists share different learning strategies and tools that help kids—and their parents—get organized.- Rachel Ehmke
ADHD Puts Girls at Higher Risk for Self-Harm, Suicide Attempts
A new study finds that even those who seem to have 'outgrown' ADHD symptoms in late adolescence are struggling with depression and impulsivity.- Caroline Miller
Occupational Therapists: What Do They Do?
When kids are delayed in developing skills, or display unusual or disruptive behavior, they're often the first called in.- Beth Arky
OCD and Internal Compulsions
Kids with OCD are good at hiding their rituals, and these compulsions are even harder to spot when they aren't physical, but mental. They are no less real, however, and just as important for parents to notice.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My daughter is nervous about starting middle school this year. Do you have any tips for calming her anxiety?
Some back-to-school anxiety is common for kids going to a new school. The first rule to calming kids who are worried about the change is some reassuring conversation.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Why You Should Have Frank Sex Talks With Teens
Kids often find themselves doing things they regret because they're been drinking—or they're not comfortable saying no. How parents can (and should) help them make better decisions.
The Family’s Role in Recovery from Eating Disorders
Dr. Douglas Bunnell of the Renfrew Center talks about the importance of family in recovery. If parents are getting “push-back” about their involvement in treatment, “that’s a warning sign.”
How can I help my daughter with the social issues that come with ADHD?
Kids with ADHD struggle with social interactions a lot more than people realize. One of the best things parents can do to help is set up what we call structured play dates.- Mary Rooney, PhD