Improving Social Skillfulness

A child with academic challenges but strong social skills will function more effectively and be more comfortable at school than a child lacking social skillfulness, who probably doesn’t have friends, might be teased, and feels he doesn’t fit in. This… Read the rest

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

NLD: Teach Social Understanding

Many kids with NLD struggle in social situations. And since social skills are fundamental to your child’s quality of life, it’s important to help build the skills that will help her succeed. There are two kinds of social skills that… Read the rest

15 Tips To Start the School Year Strong

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Many students with LD, ADHD, and NLD become increasingly nervous as back-to-school approaches and even during the first couple of weeks. They may have had negative experiences before with classes or peers leading them to experience… Read the rest

Cyberbullying: Parents Beware

Bullying has gotten a great deal of attention in the past several years thanks to a number of highly publicized cases in which children have been so brutally victimized by peers that they felt their only escape was suicide. In… Read the rest