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Michelle Grappo, Ed.M, and Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Join Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Leadership Team
July 6, 2018

At the recent Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Austin, Texas, Michelle Grappo and Rebecca (Becky) Grappo both took on new leadership roles in their professional organization of IECA. Michelle took the helm of the Therapeutic Committee as Chair after serving for two years as vice-chair. This committee seeks to advance the collaboration between…

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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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Talking to Children and Teens About Being Different
February 3, 2015

I was 7 when we moved from Portugal back to Washington, D.C. On the first day of school, I immediately knew that I was different. Even though I was only in second grade, I recognized that most of the kids had known each other what seemed to be their whole lives. I don’t remember feeling…

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Part 3 of 3: Struggling Young Learners
November 1, 2013

Concerned about your student’s progress at school?? As a former school psychologist, here are my “insider” tips… Welcome to Part 3 of 3. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Check them out here and here. Today’s post is all about common referral concerns for struggling young learners. This advice is meant for the “middle of the bell curve”…

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Part 2 of 3: When Young Learners Struggle…
October 22, 2013

Concerned about your student’s progress at school?? As a former school psychologist, here are my “insider” tips… Missed Part 1? Check it out here. Today’s post is all about presenting common referral concerns when you find your young learners struggle: 1. Recognize efforts. Sometimes tensions are running high. The teacher seems averse to helping Tommy….

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Helping International Students Find a Good College
October 21, 2013

Almost all the parents with whom I work tell me that they just want their child to go to a “good” college. However, when asked to define the term, they have a harder time explaining what they mean by a “good” college other than they saw the name in a ranking list . I understand…

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