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Oct 31, 2014

Topic - Dyslexia and Social Development.  Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that affects more than just reading and writing.  It can seriously impact your child’s social life. 

Kids with dyslexia don’t take in the whole social landscape.  Luke misses the joke and struggles with sarcasm because he doesn’t...


Oct 30, 2014

Topic - Moral Development.  Morality is critical to the fabric of society.  But, how does morality develop? 

Lawrence Kohlberg proposed that moral development parallels cognitive and social development. 

Moral development is first seen in preschoolers who seek to gain maximum benefits for themselves.  When Frank...


Oct 29, 2014

Topic - Kids Play.  Play is the work of children, but why is it so important? 

Through play, Jack learns concepts, information, verbal and non-verbal skills, to negotiate roles and take turns. Sarah experiments with a wide variety of feelings, roles, and entertains unacceptable feelings and situations. Greg resolves his...


Oct 28, 2014

Topic - Pronunciation.  Let’s talk about pronunciation!  WHAT?  You may think this is a wacky and incredibly boring topic, but I’ve gotta tell ya’, it’s so much more important than you ever thought. 

Here’s the deal.  If Timmy says thereal instead of cereal or wocket for rocket, he is likely to both read and...


Oct 27, 2014

Topic - Personality Styles.  Julie is a socially dominant, straight-forward 8 year old who has no tolerance for the “drama” of the other girls in 3rd grade.  She doesn’t giggle or act silly, but she’s no tomboy.  What’s up with her? 

Julie is not on the same emotional page as her female classmates. They...