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Hurricane Sandy Resources for Families
In times like this children are uniquely at risk to develop unhealthy coping mechanisms, but with proper support they are also uniquely capable of employing their natural resilience. This section is dedicated to information and advice that can help affected families through the aftermath of Sandy, and beyond.
Problem Behavior in Preschoolers
Kids who are out of control at home can benefit from behavioral therapy that resets the relationship, and the rules, between parents and children
Neuropsychological Test Results in Plain English
Matthew Cruger, PhD leads a lecture and discussion on how standardized test measures are developed and administered, leading to an often complicated list of scores that can be frustrating for families.
Are Kids' Halloween Costumes Getting Too Adult?
Many parents have real concerns about the sexy, gruesome Halloween costumes marketed to children. Here are some tips for selecting a creative but age-appropriate costume for trick-or-treating this year.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Top 10 Things to Look for in a School for a Special Needs Child
How to assess whether a mainstream school has what your child needs—from attitude to classroom configurations to specialists on site
What Is an Educational Therapist?
ETs have a range of specialized training, but they all work one-on-one with children on learning challenges- Caroline Miller
Help for Kids Struggling With Learning
When a child is struggling in school, do you need a tutor, a homework helper, or an educational therapist? A guide to the professionals- Caroline Miller
My daughter with ADHD can't keep friends. What can we do?
Relationships are important, particularly for a child's developing self-esteem. Extracurricular activities provide a great foundation for building friendships and making kids more confidant.- Mary Rooney, PhD
When Kids Refuse to Go to School
Everyone misses a few days, but kids with school refusal have a strong aversion to school that can cause real problems.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
My sister is being bullied, but says it's not that bad. Can I help without losing her trust?
Talk to her about the specifics of what's happening at school without passing judgment on her response, and then you can give advice and practice strategies that fit the situation—whether she's upset or not.- Jamie Howard, PhD