Using DBT to Regulate Teen Emotions

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a research-based cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, teaches coping mechanisms to transform patterns of negative thoughts, self-destructive behaviors, and painful emotions into positive outcomes. DBT provides skills that are particularly useful for adolescents and young… Read the rest

School Discipline: Your Child’s Rights

Students with IEPs and Section 504 plans are at higher risk for school discipline than their nondisabled peers. But when students with LD or ADHD get into trouble, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the… Read the rest

School Suspension for ADHD?

Students with learning and attention disorders appear to be in the midst of a school-suspension epidemic. According to a 2017 report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, students with learning differences are more than twice as likely as their… 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

PCIT: Can It Work for Your Child?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe behavioral interventions (parent training) as the first line of treatment for children under age 6 with ADHD. In a 2010 Treatment Study, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) was found to be… Read the rest