How Do I Know If My Child Has Executive Function Issues?
A guide to tests that are used to identify problems kids are having with organizationREAD MORE
Kids With Learning Challenges Shine on Stage
- Harry Kimball
In school drama programs and improv classes, teachers see kids who struggle academically or with communication open up when they're acting. What does theater do for them?READ MORE
My son cries every day at kindergarten because he misses me, and isn't making friends. What can I do?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Take a step back and talk to his teachers and other people at the school. Knowing more about what your son is struggling with will help you know what to do next.READ MORE
A ten-year-old boy has severe memory issues. What do you recommend his parents do? His public school?
- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
There are a lot of things that could be underlying his challenges, so a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation should be your first step.READ MORE
Choosing a Residential School
What to look for and what to ask when considering a boarding school for your child with psychiatric or developmental issuesREAD MORE
Residential Schools: What They Can Do for Your Child
- Beth Arky
While parents tend to think of them as a last resort, for some kids there are benefits they can't get from living at homeREAD MORE
Teacher Conferences - A Guide for Parents
Making an effective alliance for the good of your child isn't always easy. But if you come prepared, keep an open mind, and always make sure both sides understand the other, the rewards are real.READ MORE
School Psychologists: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning
As first-line problem solvers, they step up when students, teachers, or parents have concerns, to investigate, discuss, and propose interventions.READ MORE
My school's new emergency plan includes lockdown drills. How can we keep them from scaring the kids?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Letting kids know there's plan for keeping them safe, and practicing that plan, can make them feel calmer and more confidentREAD MORE
Finding the Right Fit for a Child
After years of believing in (and pushing for) inclusion for her son, one mom discovers how successful the right contained classroom can beREAD MORE