Is It Time for a Full Workup?

Now is the time to have a full evaluation. I would suggest a neuropsychological evaluation with a Ph.D level psychologist and not a neurologist. The best approach is to have the psychologist do a comprehensive evaluation. The psychologist will take… Read the rest

Help Getting Organized

With so many technology options available, it’s best to first zero in on your child’s particular situation. The widely-used SETT model developed by Joy Zabala will help address that issue. SETT stands for Student (strengths/needs), Environment (school or home), Tasks… Read the rest

ADHD Meds: Risk of Abuse?

When prescription stimulants are taken orally and in the approved dose and manner, they are not addictive. In fact, those who do not take medication for their ADHD have a significantly higher risk of substance abuse than those who do.… Read the rest

Does My Child Have APD?

Auditory processing disorders are frequently misunderstood, and consequently over-diagnosed. Students with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)—sometimes referred to as Central Auditory Processing Disorders or CAPD—frequently struggle with tuning out conflicting noises, especially in classroom settings, and thus have problems following directions… Read the rest