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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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Are Expensive Computer Training Programs for ADHD Worth It?
July 9, 2014

I was reviewing some science-y research –as opposed to fantasy-esque research– when I came across this article: ADHD study: Expensive training programs don’t help grades, behavior This did not come as a huge surprise to me, as last year The National Association of School Psychologists published an excellent review of current research in their professional newsletter, NASP…

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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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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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Part 1 of 3: When your young learner is struggling…
October 4, 2013

Concerned about your student’s progress at school?? As a former school psychologist, here my “insider” tips… Today’s post is all about managing your resources and allies, and not so much about the specific process. More on problem solving and the process to come! This is the first of three parts, so stay tuned for follow up…

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