By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D
Elementary-age children with LD or ADHD often have social challenges. They might be impulsive and bossy or miss nonverbal cues that are fundamental to successful social interactions. Many with learning differences are not self-aware. They often… Read the rest
The effects of the yearlong pandemic on children have been well-documented. In addition to the academic toll, the social-emotional fallout has been significant with many kids becoming more anxious, isolated, and resistant to connecting with peers as time goes on.… Read the rest
By Eve Kessler, Esq.
Cultivating friendships during the pandemic requires strong social skills and self-confidence, both of which may be challenging for your child with learning differences. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., an expert in ADHD and Social Emotional Learning (SEL), sees… Read the rest
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD) are not just learning disabilities; the motor, sensory, and social issues associated with NLD affect life on every level.
Children with NLD have difficulty combining information coming at them from different channels—visual, auditory, sensory—into a “big… Read the rest
If your child had been working steadily on social skills before the COVID-19 pandemic caused schools to close, extracurriculars to vanish, and playdates to end, you might be asking yourself, “Now what?” The good news is there are plenty of… Read the rest