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How Can We Help Kids With Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?
One school works successfully with NLD kids by teaching them the patterns they don't pick up intuitively, in everything from visual/spacial awareness to social communication to math concepts.- Caroline Miller
Anxiety and Mindfulness
How helping kids embrace their natural mindfulness and live in the present (instead of worrying about the past or the future) can have a big effect.
My 11-year-old son has started having crushes on teachers and moms of friends. He has an obsessive personality and finds this all very embarrassing. What can I do?
Sexual obsessions can be really upsetting for kids, but offering too much reassurance can actually reinforce their anxiety. It sounds like what you need right now is an expert in anxiety disorders.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Managing Medication in College
Training kids to handle their own meds in high school will set them up to take care of themselves and make good decisions when they're on their own.
My son has made great progress in day treatment and is ready to return to a regular school. How can we get the school to work with him if he still has occasional outbursts?
Your son needs a school team that will be proactive about helping him behave, not waiting for him to fail.- Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
What's ADHD (and What's Not) in the Classroom
Signs that a child might have the disorder, and other problems that may be confused with ADHD- Caroline Miller
People think my son is rude because he has tantrums when we're out, but at home he is the most loving boy in the world. Is anything wrong with him?
There could be a number of explanations for your son's behavior. One thing you can do is try to notice what is "triggering" the tantrums.- Shelley Avny, PhD
Using the Placebo Effect to Treat Depression
Dr. Bret Rutherford of Columbia University discusses how an often frustrating part of clinical trials of antidepressant medications can inform real-world treatment.
Tips for Moving With Special Needs Kids
A mom of four kids who recently moved from New York City to Houston offers a checklist for minimizing stress and maximizing success for special needs kids.
How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids
Help yourself, and your children, by learning techniques to manage stress in a healthy way and sharing them with the kids.