10 Tips for Happy Holidays

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D The holidays are always exciting, but for some children with learning challenges, the excitement can be overwhelming. Following are a handful of hints, tips, and strategies to ensure that your family’s holidays are merry and bright.… Read the rest

Placing Limits on Screen Time

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D According to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, 64% of babies ages one to two watch TV and/or videos for slightly more than two hours daily, and preschoolers use media on average 2.2 hours to 4.6… Read the rest

Find Your Child’s Strengths and Interests

This is such an important question! The focus of practically every assessment and IEP is on a child’s weaknesses and how to treat his or her disabilities. This approach, known as the “medical model,” is based on the belief that… Read the rest

Educating Your Child About LD

As a parent, you must make sure that your child has the right information at the right time so that she can navigate her world with confidence. The same is true for information about learning disabilities. Parents often agonize about… Read the rest

Increasing the Odds of Success for Your Child with ADHD

Most parents of children with ADHD worry about their child’s potential for success. The truth is there are countless powerful, confident, high-achieving leaders who have managed to capitalize on behaviors associated with ADHD. Many Fortune 500 company founders, plus numerous… Read the rest