Addressing the Link Between Learning Differences—and Anxiety & Depression

Last month I took part in a panel discussion at the Innovative Learning Conference in San Mateo, California. This conference brought together top people in the fields of learning, neuroscience, and clinical practice, including Ned Hallowell, Thomas Brown, Akihiko Takahashi, and Adam Gazzaley. Following our panel discussion, we collaborated to answer some of the questions that we did not have time to address during our talk. I am sharing the questions and answers below, along with some additional helpful resources. … Read more

Parenting Your Child for Career Success

Whether your child is five, fifteen, or twenty-five, the issue of career development is an essential and valuable discussion. I believe this to be true for “typical” children, along with every other person. Why – because how we view ourselves, how we picture our future, and what we are exposed to as we learn and grow into our future selves has a tremendous impact on the trajectory of our lives. Now before you start thinking that I want young children … Read more

5 Ways Your School Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help Your Child

When you think about the role of a speech-language pathologist in a school, do you immediately associate this person with the job of fixing speech problems, such as a lisp or an “r” sound? What you may not realize is that SLPs possess much more of a range of expertise. They possess knowledge and skills that are key to supporting students and facilitating academic and social success. I have asked Speech-Language Pathologist Lauren Albert if she could explain some of … Read more

A Fresh Take on Back-to-School Readiness

The new school year is about to begin. Are you ready? Is your child? How will you each know? To answer that question, you first each need to consider what you want the outcome to be. What accomplishments and feelings would you each like to have on the last day of school? Essentially, what are your goals? In future blogs, we will be addressing how to develop some important tools and strategies for building your child’s Executive Function skills (the … Read more