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
Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly
Start the new school year with clear routines and incentive systems to enable kids to succeed, with minimal stress for everyone.READ MORE
When to Wait: Getting Kids Care, or Not
- Harry Kimball
Every parent has felt the pressure to decide if a child's behavior or developmental level is par for the course or a source of concern. Remember: waiting is a decision.READ MORE
My seven-year-old with dyslexia cries when reading in a social setting. How can I help?
- Matthew Cruger, PhD
The short answer is that he will feel better as he gets increasing support in learning to read. Without support, dyslexia can cause some real discomfort, even humiliation.READ MORE
Are Schools Driving ADHD Diagnoses?
- Caroline Miller
How state educational accountability laws may influence the rising rate of kids with the disorderREAD MORE
Animals, Nature Offer Children a Fresh Start
- Beth Arky
Horses, dogs, sheep—even injured birds of prey—calm and teach kids struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challengesREAD MORE
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