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Communication Disorders Or What Happened To ‘Just’ Talking?

21 Tammuz 5774 – July 18, 2014
Certainly today’s communication via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and the like, including the ubiquitous Whatsapp, has reduced the need to talk with people and communicate at length.

Twice Exceptional: Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities

14 Tammuz 5774 – July 11, 2014
In reality, Baruch is one of many children who can be described as twice-exceptional. He is both gifted and struggling with a learning disability.

More Than Meltdowns?

7 Tammuz 5774 – July 4, 2014
Explosive children or those with ODD are easily frustrated, demanding and inflexible.

It’s all Small Stuff; So Why Am I So Stressed? (Part I)

30 Sivan 5774 – June 27, 2014
We define stress as the feeling we get when there is too much to do and too little time to do it in.

What Are The Common Core State Standards?

Have you noticed that your child is doing something radically different from his cousins (even if they go to a school a block away from each other)?

A Special Friend

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
Since I did not know much about divorce in those years, I just assumed that this was the "norm." I learned later on how exceptional this family really was.

Asperger’s, Autism, and Invisibility

“If you have Asperger’s Syndrome, you are really good in your brain and your brain is wired a different way, so you are really good at drawing or school. But your social level is not high.”

When Friendships Don’t Just Happen

15 Sivan 5774 – June 13, 2014
If your child is struggling with these skills, it might be helpful to seek social skills training.

The Burden of Silence: Understanding Selective Mutism

9 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
However, for some children, the split between home and school can be severe and potentially debilitating.

Boys In The Back: Equalizing Education

2 Sivan 5774 – May 30, 2014
How can we, as parents and educators, make the learning process less unbalanced for our boys? Can we move them out of the back of the classroom?

Why Write?

24 Iyyar 5774 – May 23, 2014
Clearly, there are multiple benefits to writing that go beyond the simply academic.

A Bar Mitzvah First

Although my ex-husband was unable to attend we still wanted to include his family members who lived here is Israel and were very happy that we choose to do so for our son’s sake.

Stubborn Or Something More?

17 Iyyar 5774 – May 16, 2014
All of her friends were telling her that Chaim was just stubborn and gave her millions of suggestions of how to “nip it in the bud.” But, Zahava wasn’t sure.

Cup of Joe: A Cure For Anxiety And Depression?

10 Iyyar 5774 – May 9, 2014
It wakes us up in the morning, and gives us a jolt of energy during an afternoon slump. We add ice and milk for a refreshing drink in the summer. But, what is coffee exactly? And, should we really be drinking it?

Who Is Recharging Your Battery?

I’d like to share some valuable insights that, with clear and meaningful understanding, will have a tremendous impact on our family’s future

Reading In A Digital Age

3 Iyyar 5774 – May 2, 2014
Comprehension or “understanding” is perhaps the trickiest part of teaching students to read.

The Problem With Bullies

26 Nisan 5774 – April 25, 2014
What the researchers found is not groundbreaking, but confirms what many of us in education have been noticing for years.

Adjusting To Change

18 Nisan 5774 – April 17, 2014
Regardless of age, parents play an important role in their children’s lives.

More than Memorization: A Guide to Alternative Assessments

12 Nisan 5774 – April 11, 2014
Alternative assessments are an extremely important part of understanding what students know beyond the scope of tests and quizzes.

The Bully Epidemic

5 Nisan 5774 – April 4, 2014
The key to kindness and acceptance is empathy. A lot of people argue that you cannot teach empathy. While I agree that it is difficult to teach empathy, I believe it is possible.

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