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Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities: What’s At Stake

What The Research Says According to research conducted by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) in 2008, the prevalence for learning disabilities in the US is currently 7%. That is a sobering number for parents to consider, especially in light of what is at stake. Learning disabilities are disorders that make acquiring knowledge [...]

What Is A Neuropsychological Assessment?

Pediatric and Young Adult Neuropsychological Assessment: The Big Picture “My son has trouble reading simple words. He guesses and substitutes words when he reads. Daniel calls himself ‘stupid.’ He will be in the third grade next fall. Something is wrong. I need help.” “I guess my granddaughter always had problems with focus. She had a [...]

What Can We Learn From Coaching?

What Can We Learn From Coaching? Coaching is becoming widely recognized as an effective method to living a better, more fulfilled life. The coaching process itself is designed to bring about increased self-awareness and clarity and result in action plans that help us reach our goals. In this blog post I wish to share with [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|ADHD|0 Comments

When Poor Motivation Is A Symptom And Not The Problem

There are many reasons why an individual may not be successful in school. Some of the “obvious” reasons parents and teachers attribute to poor academic performance include not doing the assigned work, not studying, poor motivation, and inattention. My 12 years as a special education teacher and 5 years in private practice as an educational [...]

College Support Services For Individuals With Special Needs

Evaluating The Range Of Support Services On College Campuses For students who learn differently, finding the right college fit is crucial for college success. This sounds easy enough, but how do you know where to start? After all, there are 2000+ colleges in the United States and they vary tremendously in the way they serve [...]

What Is Educational Therapy?

Educational Therapy offers children and adults with learning disabilities and other learning challenges a wide range of intensive, individualized interventions designed to remediate learning problems or address academic underperformance. Educational Therapists engage students in activities that help academics as well as teach processing, focusing, organization, memory, and study skills. Educational Therapy vs. Tutoring The difference [...]

What Is The Difference Between Educational Therapy And Tutoring?

1. Services Provided: An educational therapist provides individualized intensive intervention, conducts formal and informal assessment of academic skills, and utilizes alternative teaching strategies. An educational therapist can also provide case management for clients with a wide range of learning disabilities and learning issues. For example, I regularly collaborate and coordinate services with teachers, doctors, psychotherapists, [...]

ADHD Communication Tips: Becoming A Better Listener

How hard can it be to listen? Quite difficult, in fact. Listening is not the same as hearing, nor is it as natural as many people might think.  There are many pitfalls we may fall into while listening to others, and much of the time we are not even aware, unlike the person we are talking [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|ADHD|0 Comments