Child Psychologist Post: Nonverbal Learning Disability Supports and Suggestions

Posted Posted in Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning Disability

Nonverbal Learning Disability (Nonverbal LD) is a specific type of learning disability that affects children’s academic progress and their social and emotional development. Symptoms of Nonverbal Learning Disability include: Math Difficulties Children with Nonverbal LD have difficulties with mechanical arithmetic, particularly more complex math that involves many columns, like long division. They have problems and […]

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Child Psychologist Post: How to Talk to Your Children about School Safety Threats

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Mental Health, Schools, Trauma

  Threats to school safety are an increasingly common fear. Many parents have expressed concerns on how to respond to lock-downs, threats, and reports of violence at their child’s school.  Given the high number of reports of school violence in the last number of years, as well as the 24-hour news coverage of these events, people are […]

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ADHD In Women

Posted Posted in ADHD, Latest News, Mental Health

Sandy is a mother of three children. She frequently feels overwhelmed and like she cannot balance the responsibilities of her life, her work, and her family. Even though her spouse is involved and supportive, her house is very cluttered and disorganized. She cannot find her keys or her phone, often losing them several times a […]

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Psychologist Post: Reading Comprehension Strategies

Posted Posted in Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Schools

Reading comprehension is an important skill, starting early in elementary school. In order to show good reading comprehension skills, a person is asked to read, understand, and answer questions about what they’ve read.  Children with ADHD or other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, can struggle with reading comprehension.  In these circumstances, instructional strategies can help. […]

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Helpful Classroom Management Strategies for ADHD Students

Posted Posted in ADHD, Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Mental Health, Schools

Many times, children with ADHD have difficulty adjusting to the school environment.  Their symptoms can make school more difficult for them than for other students.  Oftentimes, when working with the school, there are things that teachers and parents can discuss as accommodations to help children with ADHD cope better in the classroom. Here are some […]

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Psychologist Post: My Dog’s Mindfulness Gift

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Mindfulness, Self-care

“Your dog is so mindful!” my neighbor yelled across the street.   Although my kind neighbor was referring to my dog’s obedience, I smirked at the literal thought of my dog’s mindfulness.  Mindfulness happens when we notice everything in the present moment.  In doing so, we are often more grateful and more content.  Sunshine, my 7-month-old […]

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Child Therapist Post: Project ImPACT Helps Young Children With Autism

Posted Posted in Autism, Children and Adolescents, Latest News, Mental Health, Parenting

Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) is a parent training program for young children with autism Project ImPACT teaches caregivers of children with autism strategies. These strategies increase their children’s use of communication and social skills during playtime and daily routines such as meals and bathing. Why Teach Families? Project ImPACT works by teaching […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Trauma Focused CBT For Children and Adolescents

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children and Adolescents, Grief, Latest News, Mental Health, Parenting

What is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)? Trauma-Focused CBT is relationship-based. Your therapist will get to know you and your child, and work with you to feel better. Children and their parents attend sessions together. Also, it uses trauma-sensitive therapy along with with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic work. Importantly, the focus is to help […]

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