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Sep 30, 2015

Topic - Moms, Dads and Learning Disabilities.  It’s usually mom who calls me, but every now and then, it’s dad.  

There are a number of reasons for this pattern.  

Mom is usually the “socializer” parent and the one who does the homework.  She sees Matt’s challenges up close and personal.  

Mom is worried...

Sep 29, 2015

Topic - The Why Behind the What.  Testing kids for learning disabilities, social-emotional problems, ADHD and other issues reveals the “why” behind the “what”.  

It explains the causes of the problems.  A plan to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of the behaviors can be created.  

Parents spend years...

Sep 28, 2015

Topic - Testing for ADHD.  Parents think James has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, so I interview them and outline the assessment process.  

I conduct two observations at school.  Since James doesn’t know me, these observations are “blind” and are at least 30 minutes each.  

I write up the observations...

Sep 25, 2015

Topic - Pajama Day.  Had enough?  Need to bail out for a bit?  

Consider a pajama day.  

There are variations of “who” plays along.  You decide.  Maybe it’s just for you or you and one child or all the kids.  

Stay in your jammies.  Make pudding for breakfast.  Watch a movie.  Play Monopoly. Bake brownies....

Sep 24, 2015

Topic - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  She was a real puzzle.  In and out of residential treatment and therapy and on every medication out there.  

Still, she was so incredibly aggressive, irritable and hostile.  

Though she was a sweetheart when I was testing her, the irritability was just under the surface and the...