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money management

Money Management Made Simple

A couple of years ago my daughter was fifteen years old. For any of you who have teens (especially girls), you probably know many of them like to spend money. Often friends would ask,...

Bring Literacy to Life – Expand on Reading

My bookshelves are overflowing with books. I am quite the book junkie. I love books of all sizes and shapes, and find a need to have one (or more) for every topic I teach. Many...

How to Sneak in Pre-Reading Skills for Young Children

As a School Psychologist, I often field questions about what parents can do to help a child learn and be ready for school. My answer is simple – read to your child. However, when...

Enhance Memory and Reading Skills with a Picture Game

Picture Words: Memory Matching Game allows for three different games to be played by 1 to 4 players. This game can be customized to fit the needs of your child. If 36 potential matches...
seat-based-strategies

Seat-Based Sensory Strategies to Keep Students Seated and Focused

My daughters have only been back in school a couple of days now and they are already counting down the weeks until Spring Break! It seems really far away right now and they are...

Special Needs and Song Writing

Historically, songwriting has been a very powerful voice for people to share their feelings, their stories, their achievements, their motivations and so much more. It can also provide a great way for children to...

What is So Difficult About Doing Homework?

Okay, you have resolved some of the more obvious homework issues. You have systems in place to help ensure that the proper information and materials arrive home with our child. Your child has been...

Homework. “Help!”

From the very first time kids bring home extra work -- through high school and beyond, it can be a contentious time. Kids don't get it, parents have to re-learn it, and the mere nightly...

Using Visual Aids to Take Advantage of Your Child’s Visual Learning Style

Every child with invisible special needs is different. For some, listening, reading and writing develop naturally and to a high level but for others, these things are a struggle. Some children learn best by seeing...

Rise in ADHD? Or Simply Immaturity?

In the last decade, the number of kids diagnosed with ADHD has risen 66%! A new study reveals statistics in the current issue of the journal, Academic Pediatrics. Northwestern Medicine spearheaded the study and...