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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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Success Story: RNG Helps Adolescent with Undiagnosed Learning Disability
December 2, 2016

We are a Foreign Service family and we have two daughters, one of whom was an adolescent with an undiagnosed learning disability when we first contacted RNG International. We have used Rebecca Grappo (Becky) several times now. She is top notch. Her portfolio includes special needs, boarding school, college applications, and a wide variety of…

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Beyond Teen Weight Loss Camps
November 16, 2015

  We all know that obesity is increasingly a problem for our youth. And certainly the families with whom we work are not immune to the challenges of nutrition and activity in our society right now. When families ask about this issue, we talk about with families about what else is going on for the child….

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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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Back to School Shopping: Graduate Level Organization 101
August 6, 2014

Heading off to boarding school this fall? College? Even graduate school? I am sure you are in the thick of back to school shopping. There’s just something about it. A fresh start. New beginnings. And that’s just the shoes! I have written about my personal tips for surviving and thriving in a rigorous academic setting…

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The Most Important Concepts in Learning
August 5, 2014

NPR has done it again. As soon as I saw this article headline, I knew I was going to like it. Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought One of the most important concepts in learning, in my view, is automaticity. As Donna Coch of Reading Brains Lab at Dartmouth University points out in the…

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