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

Strengths, Talents & Dyslexia

There is a bright future for children with dyslexia who get the support they need early on. Among the skills and abilities often associated with dyslexia are three-dimensional spatial reasoning (necessary for architecture, engineering, science, etc.) and mechanical aptitude. Although… Read the rest

Is it Time For a New School?

Many families commit to a school in pre-K or kindergarten, thinking that their child is “set” until at least fifth or eighth grades, and possibly through high school. By upper elementary and middle grades, however, personalities and learning styles have… Read the rest