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ADHD “Diagnosis” & Boarding Schools for ADHD FAQ (Part 1 of 3)
April 23, 2014

Is your child struggling with attention issues? Planning? Short-term memory? Perhaps he or she has been diagnoses with Executive Function Disorder (EFD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). First off, I will step onto my soapbox briefly. With all due respect to the DSM, I don’t care for diagnoses. I think they have a place in an initial stage of…

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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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My Top Three Parenting Books
September 26, 2013

Recently a dear friend who is about to give birth messaged me: “what are some good parenting books?” “I can send you a list but I don’t think you need them, you are going to be a fabulous mother!” I responded. She replied back: “Oh, I know. They are for my husband.” Knowing her husband, I…

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Is There a College for D Students?
November 2, 2011

A colleague asked me that question this morning. Seems the young man she is working with is “not working up to his potential”. I see this so often that I am dropping everything to write about this very important topic. I work with all kinds of kids, from the superstars going to top tier colleges…

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