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

How can Occupational Therapy Help My Child with ADHD?

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy can be a great addition to your child’s treatment team for managing the symptoms of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Like other disciplines that may be involved in your child’s care, an occupational therapists’ goal is to empower children with ADHD and teach them the skills they need to be confident, independent and succeed in life. Whether in your child’s school as part as a service provided weekly, as an occasional … 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

5 Critical Life Skills That Build Independence & Confidence

Teaching life skills to children and teens with ADHD is no simple (or quick) task. Weak executive functions and limited parental patience interfere with the process, but learning life skills is critical not only for gaining independence but also for improving self-esteem. Here are five good tasks to teach. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Visit my author page on ADDitude Magazine online for more articles. Click Here

What exactly IS a Parent Coach? 

For over ten years, I have been working with parents of children who have ADHD, executive function challenges, learning challenges, and behavioral challenges. When parents initially contact me, they are often seeking support to help their children directly.  Our skilled Coaches do provide direct support to teens and college students. But, parents sometimes become disappointed to find that their child is not ready or willing to fully engage in the coaching process, yet. While parents may feel it would be … Read more