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Tips for Beating Test Anxiety
Study strategies and coping tips for when panic hits can transform a child's relationship to learning.- Rachel Ehmke
I'm homeschooling my daughter with selective mutism because the school wouldn't help her. Am I doing the right thing?
A child with selective mutism needs a school environment that will support and scaffold her so that she can begin to speak in school. Keeping her at home may reinforce the anxiety.- Laura Kirmayer, PhD, MSW
When (and How) Should You Tell Kids They Have Asperger’s?
For some children, the diagnosis will give a welcome sense of belonging and control. For others it will be seen as an obstacle. Tips for parents on timing, how to explain the diagnosis, and how your child might respond.
Helping Resistant Teens into Treatment
For treatment to work kids not only need to be in the room, they need to be motivated enough to want (and believe) that things can change. Tips for parents on making that happen.- Rachel Ehmke
Is my son getting the right treatment for his Tourette's syndrome?
There are four key components that you should be looking for the therapist to include in treatment.- Shelley Avny, PhD
Autism and Stimming
How to understand the behavior and help reduce stimming that's harmful to your child
Can You Be a Good Student and Have Learning Disabilities?
From kindergarten on, I was in the top 10% of my class. I went to a top university, a top law school and got my first job at a top law firm. But there were so many times I felt totally lost. I sensed that everyone else knew how to do something that was beyond my comprehension.
My son can't stop kicking the floor in class. Sensory strategies haven't helped. What can we do?
Sensory issues aren't the only reason a child might feel unable to stop kicking the floor. A functional behavioral assessment could tell you more about the causes.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
I have a 9-year-old son who won't listen to his mother. What can we do?
It's normal for 9-year-olds to try to assert their own wants. But when kids are acting out, parents need effective discipline strategies.- Kristin Carothers, PhD
Anxiety in the Classroom
What it looks like, and why it's often mistaken for something else- Rachel Ehmke