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We get ya, parents. We get ya, children.

Tonight I was asked to do a talk on Developmental Coordination Disorders and the impact on academics, behavior, and emotional functioning at an ADDA-SR Parent Support Group. I love talking all things to do with learning disabilities, AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, etc. 

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How Do You Stop a Tantrum?

“How do you stop a tantrum?” I feel like Google probably responds to this question a million times a day. As a counselor who often works with children, working on behavioral and emotional regulation is often the number one goal of treatment.

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The Importance of Play!

As a Licensed Professional Counselor who often works with children and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, I firmly believe that children need to have play to teach them how to cope with emotions, develop critical thinking skills, and learn early academics.

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Finding Balance in Our Thoughts

The world is not really full of extremes, such as “good people” and “bad people.” Yet somehow people tend to think of things in a very polarized manner.

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How to Increase Emotional Intelligence in Your Child

Recent studies have shown that emotional intelligence can be almost as important as IQ in predicting a person’s success in life. The good news is that while traditional IQ it is thought to be consistent and stable throughout a person’s lifespan...

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The Best Secrets to Rest Better Tonight!

When your alarm goes off, you can’t help but be exhausted. In fact, you’d give anything for 30 more minutes of sleep. Does this sound familiar?

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What to Expect In Counseling

“So what do people actually do in therapy?” I look up from my drink as I see an acquaintance attempt to make typical small talk with me during a social function. I gave a half smile because...

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How to Conquer Mom Guilt!

Mom guilt, let’s talk about it! As a counselor who often works with both children and adults, this subject comes up often. Every parent who enters my office after their child has been seen has a look of anxiety.

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Language, The Overlooked Problem

Language disorders are often overlooked when evaluating a child for learning and/or developmental difficulties. 

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Emotional difficulties and the Impact on Academics

When discussing learning disabilities, it is important to note the impact emotional difficulties can have on academic achievement. 

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Research Based Interventions for AD/HD

While AD/HD is not considered a specific learning disability, it certainly impacts a child’s academic performance. AD/HD diagnoses are on the rise and some researchers estimate more than 5 percent of preschoolers are diagnosed with the condition. 

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