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...
I am new to Wyzant and want to introduce myself to the community here. I lived in Mexico for the past 18 months and am returning to San Diego at the end of September. I have a TESOL certification and have been Teaching English a Second Language while
living here. I am also a Speech and Language Pathologist and so I have many skills to help with tutoring especially for English/Language...
The best implication that teachers of preschool children can make from the 2000 U.S. Census is that:
A. child care centers should check for green cards when children are enrolled.
May is a busy month for schools. Standardized tests, field trips, and graduation planning takes center stage. Teachers meet with parents of struggling students as well as those who would benefit from summer enrichment classes to discuss summer school enrollment.
This article will help parents/ guardians decide whether or not to enroll their child(ren) in summer school.
A "Bad Rap"
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...
Teaching autistic children to learn and do work independently is difficult. How can we find someone who thinks outside of the box (to learn) and helps those children be motivated to learn when...
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...
Parents of students living with learning difficulties qualify for various academic accommodations. These include things that classroom teachers can incorporate into daily lesson plans, like extra time to complete homework and ability to take tests in a quiet
location, to things that state education laws delegate to specially trained teachers, aides, and nurses, such as care for students with...
Massachusetts Specific Resources:
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:
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...
As a parent of a young child with Autism and other disabilities, I am very empathetic to the needs of parents and children.
I was a working mother and wife, who due to circumstances with my son, is not able pursue a typical 9-5 job.
Calls from my sons school, medical appointments, and caring for the needs of my son were the reasons I had to leave the school system.
Recently, after I tutored two of my favorite students to prepare them for upcoming tests in Pre-Algebra and Geometry respectively, I received positive reinforcement for the importance and value of customizing the tutoring approach, information, knowledge
transfer, and tutoring style.
After the first tutoring session, I was approached by three people as I was waiting for my next student:
A few keys to success in school (for people with or without A.D.D.):
We need to concentrate on taking notes in classes, and possibly use a digital recorder to record some classes. (That makes a tremendous difference for many of my A.D.D. students, because they can "go back and listen" to things they missed when distractions
occurred.) Examples of distractions include when other...
What nice things were said today about my teaching. This by a former Principal.
"Rosemary was a very dedicated teacher with good moral values and a passion for teaching. She was always prepared for class, punctual, responsible and was able to motivate children to learn. She was also very creative in her approach and the children were
drawn to her. I was very fortunate to have her...
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...
I am waiting for my first customer I would love to be the one helping your loved one succeed and reach their full potential! I have great flexibility as I am transitioning into becoming a stay at home mom and working as a private ABA therapist and BCBA.
I have a true passion for helping those with special needs and I love blending my two favorite fields---psychology and education...