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
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