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Asperger’s, Autism, and Invisibility

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
“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.

Differentiated Instruction And Multiple Intelligences: Helping Children Learn The Way They Learn Best

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
By multiple intelligences, we mean that people have different intelligences in different areas.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Or The Stubborn Child

20 Adar II 5774 – March 21, 2014
Explosiveness is not confined to a type or a gender. It comes in male and female children, and in all ages, shapes and sizes. Some blow up dozens of times a day, others just a few times a week. Some “lose it” only at home, others only in school, and still others in any conceivable location.

Getting Organized

13 Adar II 5774 – March 14, 2014
The truth is that you never know what’s going on in a house until you live in it.

Questions And Answers

6 Adar II 5774 – March 7, 2014
Q: What does twice exceptional or 2e mean?

Who Needs Homework?

29 Adar I 5774 – February 28, 2014
Shimon quickly shoveled a forkful of rice into his mouth, while attempting to scribble the right math equations into his workbook. “(2 x 34 -11)2” he said between mouthfuls. “Mommy, I got some rice on my paper, but I have to finish this before it is time to go in the shower,” Shimon choked out.

Is My Child An Addict?

Josh is only nine years old, yet he’s an addict. How is that possible? You’re wondering where he gets his drugs from, how does his addiction manifest itself and if there are treatment plans.

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