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What Is Social Anxiety?
When worry about how you appear to others, and fear of embarrassment, get in the way of functioning- Rachel Ehmke
Tips for Managing Social Anxiety
If worrying about embarrassing yourself is getting in your way, some strategies for beating the fear- Rachel Ehmke
Selective Mutism 101
Rachel Busman, PsyD, director of the Selective Mutism Service, leads an in-depth discussion on the diagnosis of selective mutism, debunking the unfortunate myths and misunderstandings that continue to impact children challenged with the disorder and covering the history of the diagnosis.
This Is as Slow as I Go
Natalie, a 13-year-old with ADHD, writes about her life, her identity, and her meds in this personal essay.
My 6-year-old son is in trouble for being defiant in school, but we don't see any of this behavior at home. What can I do?
First, you want to rule out learning issues that might be causing his behavior, then work with the teacher on a reward plan contingent on good behavior in school.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
Signs a Child Might Have Auditory Processing Disorder
If a child has normal hearing, but seem to be missing a lot of what he's hearing, or unable to remember what he hears, he might have an auditory processing problem.- Caroline Miller
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?
When kids have normal hearing but have trouble registering—or registering correctly—what people are saying. They often have trouble learning to read and speak clearly.- Caroline Miller
Help for Kids With Auditory Processing Disorder
Improving the listening environment and boosting skills can help kids who have trouble taking in information, and remembering it.- Caroline Miller
ADHD in Girls
Most often associated with boys who have trouble sitting still or concentrating in school, ADHD affects girls differently.
How to Talk to Kids About Ebola
The virus is not very infectious, but fear is. Help kids fight fear by being calm, giving them clear factual information, and listening to their fears.