Psychologists have a doctoral degree in psychology (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) and are professionally trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental health issues. They have advanced training in counseling, psychotherapy, psychological
testing, and the science of behavior change. Psychologists are the only professionals qualified to use certain kinds of psychological tests to assess intelligence, emotional...
One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and become familiar with the typical developmental milestones that your child should be reaching. Children with autism will
have symptoms from a very young age, beginning before the age of three. Some children with an ASD show hints of future problems within the...
When interviewing a prospective tutor, parents should ask about the tutor's skills and experience, and find out if the tutor truly enjoys teaching. When the tutor feels enthusiastic about the subject, and communicates well, the student has an opportunity
to learn to enjoy the subject too.
I recommend for parents to observe the first lesson to see the tutor's skills in action, and watch/listen...
I think it's safe to say that all teachers are concerned about the academic success of their students. However, something most of us don't consider on an everyday basis concerning our students is their social success. We oftentimes don't realize how difficult
it is for some of our students to understand social cues, figure out the hidden rules in the school or social environment, or even how...
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We've been told that each student tends to have a dominant learning style. In my experience, I would say that the Visual-Dominant Learning Style is most common (#1), then the Auditory Learning Style (#2), and then the Tactile or Kinetic Learning Style (#3).
Some teachers seem to love talking a lot, so their students may get 90% of more of their information in the Auditory form. That is not...
Congratulations to BEN for passing all of his classes, and getting good grades! Ben, we're proud of you!
Autism and Autism Spectrum disorders can be incredibly debilitating, but if your reading this you are probably already aware of this. Hopefully this brief post will help you understand and help yourself or the person you are reading this for to become more
able in dealing with their unique intake of information.This post will be dealing with mostly milder form of Autistic Spectral Disorders...
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I will be the first to admit I wasn't always a great student when I was in school. In regular school, my own folks couldn't help me with my homework as neither parent had finished high school. They tried, but it was too much for them. So I really struggled
through grade school and then high school. In college I struggled once again. I was smart, but I just couldn't understand some subjects...
In today's world where everything is about our accomplishments, and time is of the essence, it really helps to get a tutor. I don't think I would be where I was today if I had not had the benefit of a tutor in some of my college subjects. A good tutor can
help you to have more confidence and success as you move forward with your goals and dreams. Working with a good tutor can make a world of...
Celebrating the little things.
Today was a great day! One of my students read a list of words that she could not have read four months ago. She also read to her small group and used word attack skills to sound out almost all of the words. This may sound small, but to see her improvement,
just made my day. She was reversing several letters when we began working together. The other kids would...
Celebrating our gifts can be a good way to put things in perspective. Sometimes I ask myself if my life would be different if I didn't have ADHD. Well, yes, it probably would look very different! Would I want that though? Not really. What I hope to do in
this blog, is to share why having a learning difference, special need, ADHD, LD, or anything that makes us different can be celebrated. Since...
Do you find that your child is often impulsive, is easily frustrated, and demonstrates behaviors that you do not know how to explain? You are not alone. I have received several calls in this past week from parents looking for advice regarding the onset of
"behavior problems" in their children.
Every child has an innate need for structure and for sensory experiences. Every child...
I am an Educational Therapist who works with parents to better understand educational difficulties that their youngster may present from PreK-8th grade. It seems that the term "Aspergers" is a 'popular' word that is being used lately to describe many different
kinds of issues. This term is considered by medical doctors to be under the larger umbrella term called "Autism"...
Does starting a new school year and adjusting to a new teacher and classmates feel like going to the dentist? Do tests make you sweat, lose sleep, and forget to eat properly? Do you have dread, hesitation, or downright fear about school?
Now is the time to turn the page on school, academics, and homework. Today you can learn skills that will make school easier, more fun, and not as frightening...
P-value (probability value) in statistical hypothesis testing may be hard to understand at times. The best way to understand it is as follow. First one needs to understand that in science the goal is to prove that there are no differences between two (or
more) sets of data (for example series of parametric numbers derived or collected about individuals, instruments, or other behaving or sizable...