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What Do International School Counselors Talk About?
May 9, 2018

Cheryl Brown of The International School of Muscat in Oman and Brooke Fezler of the International School of Barcelona, along with the support of their dedicated and hardworking taskforce, once again organized a fabulous conference of the International School Counselors Association (ISCA) in Bangkok, Thailand last March. Over 200 school counselors representing over 105 international…

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Quoted: Michelle in the Washington Post
January 28, 2018

Taking a special needs child abroad? Do you live abroad already with a child who has special needs? How have you made it work? Jackie Spinner takes us on her incredible journey to Morocco with her young adopted sons who are on the Autism Spectrum in her Washington Post Perspective special, “Special needs parenting in Morocco.” It was…

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Recently Published: Psychoeducational Testing for the Bilingual Student
September 13, 2017

Check out Michelle’s latest article, which appears in our monthly educational consultant newsletter, IECA Insights. She explores the process of getting high-quality psychoeducational assessment, e.g. psychological testing for learning disabilities, for non-native English speakers. Here’s a snippet! Finding good psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing in the United States for native-English speakers is a difficult task. But if…

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Supporting Geographic Diversity at U.S. Boarding Schools
October 15, 2016

RNG International hosted a wonderful breakfast last week in Denver with over 40 independent school admission officers seeking to continue to diversify their student body socioeconomically, racially and geographically. Attending the morning information sessions put together by Michelle Grappo and Rebecca Grappo were representatives from: Northeastern independent boarding schools such as Hotchkiss, Vermont Academy, Governor’s Academy, St…

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Families in Global Transition: A Conference Reflection
March 31, 2015

This article by Becky Grappo first appeared in the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) email newsletter titled “FIGT Connections” published March 18, 2015.  From FIGT: “With this issue of FIGT Connections, we are introducing a new feature called “FIGT in Action.” FIGT members and conference attendees are welcome to share their own story — personal or professional — of…

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Michelle in Print: “When School is Hard…”
June 9, 2014

Hello all! Sorry for the silence here on the blog– it’s been a busy few weeks. I wanted to share that The Foreign Service Journal has published a piece I wrote about what it is like when school is hard for your struggling child or teen. I share what you can do and how to…

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