What Is Pragmatic Language?
'The functions of language are many,' Dr. Lydia Soifer says, and being able to differentiate how others are using it is a skill as important as vocabulary or conjugation. And it doesn't come easily to some.WATCH MORE
Anxious About Learning: Helping Kids Find Success - Matthew Cruger, PhD
Dr. Matt Cruger discusses how learning difficulties can lead to impairing anxiety in children if they don't have the right supports. The key is to help them experience success so they can tackle problems with confidence.WATCH MORE
My five-year-old is being disruptive towards the end of the school day. What can I do to help him?
- Samantha P. Miller, PhD
Your son might be acting out because he's getting tired. Motivate him with positive reinforcement for his good behavior.READ MORE
Language and Healthy Development
Dr. Lydia Soifer, founder and director of the Soifer Center for Learning and Development, discusses how exposure to rich and diverse language is crucial. For her, language is a "marvelous, powerful tool."WATCH MORE
Are there any colleges with good services for kids with ADHD?
- Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P
Yes. Programs include everything from a gap year to bolster skills and earn credits to a supportive traditional college experienceREAD MORE
My daughter's school would like her to repeat second grade. When is it good to keep a child back, if ever?
- Matthew Cruger, PhD
What a child who is falling behind socially or academically needs most is help with whatever is interfering with learning.READ MORE
Learning To Be Your Child's Advocate
Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P discusses how parents can support their children in the school setting, whether they have minor or major educational needs.READ MORE
What Is a School Psychologist?
Ask the students, and you get everything from 'brain teacher' to 'behavior police'READ MORE
My 10-year-old daughter with anxiety won't participate in gym. Should we push her?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
All avenues should be explored, including possible sensory issues. But a key is an emphasis on reward, not punishment.READ MORE
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 siteREAD MORE