August 14, 2019
My 3-year-old son Justin has been in preschool for five months and he won’t stay unless I sit in the classroom with him. His teacher told me today that this isn’t fair to the other children and that I need to get him evaluated for anxiety. How concerned should I be about her recommendation?
Anxiety is a basic human emotion.
November 29, 2018
John’s mom was perplexed. John’s teacher had suggested he be evaluated because he was having trouble learning to read and paying attention in class. John’s mom, Lisa, didn’t want to get the testing completed through the school system because Lisa’s friend recommended a psychologist, Dr.
November 26, 2018
Question: My child’s teacher told me that she’s worried about my son’s behavior at school. She said he’s hyperactive and unfocused. I think he’s just being a boy. I took him to our pediatrician who said we could wait and see before putting him on medication. I liked that idea.
May 2, 2018
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We’re not going to pretend it isn’t so. If you’re seeking mental or behavioral health services for your child, it can be tricky and frustrating trying to navigate the system. But resources are available.
March 27, 2018
Paul was a frustrated 6th grader. He had always thought of himself as smart – and in fact was the best reader in his class. But when it came time to write about what he’d read, he fell apart. First, it was difficult for him to organize his thoughts.
February 20, 2018
Brenda was a typical sixth grader in every way but one: she faced incredible difficulty in math class. She was a very good reader and writer, and in fact a very good student in every way – except when she entered Mr. Barnard’s classroom.
November 28, 2017
This blog is the second in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis.
July 13, 2017
This blog is the first in a series on dyslexia. Topics to be addressed further in include treatment for dyslexia, accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to college, life, etc. following diagnosis.
Sharon was a 2nd grader who was struggling with learning to read.
October 13, 2016
The number of professionals available to conduct evaluations of children can be quite overwhelming. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, educational consultants, counselors, and neuropsychologists are only a partial list of the professionals who can be helpful when you’re seeking more information about your child’s development.
February 23, 2016
Billy was a second grader who was having difficulty reading. He was thus evaluated through his public school system to see if he was eligible to receive special education services. Upon his completion of a series of tests, Billy was identified as having a reading disability; this diagnosis entitled him to special education services.