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3 Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at one time or another. It’s common to be nervous for a job interview or to struggle with a particular fear. However, the difference between these common emotions and an anxiety disorder is the persistence of the anxious feelings. For a person with an anxiety disorder, these thoughts and emotions […]

Preparing for Your First IEP Meeting

An Individualized Education Plan, or IEP, can feel like uncharted territory for a parent or guardian who is unfamiliar with the document. If you are preparing for your first IEP meeting, you may be filled with questions. If so, you are not alone. Having an idea of what to expect and being prepared can help […]

Autism Speaks Walk

Sydney Krebsbach is a young professional who lives in Alaska and just so happens to have Autism. She was formally diagnosed at age 8 and with the help of early intervention, she was equipped with the resources she needed to successfully graduate. However, her story does not end there. Sydney’s struggles, and her ability to […]

How To Get More Out of Screen Time With Your Child

Deciding how much screen time to allow your child, and how to use that screen time, is an increasingly common concern. Children are learning to use smartphones, tablets, and computers at younger and younger ages, leaving parents to wonder how best to use these devices in a healthy way.

While the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests […]

How the Internet Age Can Affect Memory

Now, more than ever, cutting edge information and technology are right at our fingertips. With the growth of the Internet Age, scientists are giving thought to the effects Internet use may have on cognitive functioning. A variety of opinions surround the question of ways Internet use could affect cognition, specifically memory. Some researchers believe the […]

Sleep Patterns & ADHD

Challenges pertaining to sleep loss are common among children and adults diagnosed with ADHD. In fact, there seems to be a cyclical relationship between poor sleep and the behaviors associated with ADHD. Poor sleep can lead to problems with behavior and cognitive functioning which, in turn, may lead to further disturbances in sleep patterns.

The […]

Understanding Your Child’s Learning Disability

Discovering that their child has a learning disability can be fear-provoking for parents. If they lack prior experience with learning disabilities, parents may feel as though they are facing uncharted territory. However, understanding the dynamics of what is happening in the mind of a child with a learning disability can help diminish fears.     
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Dispelling Myths About Left Brain/Right Brain

Perhaps you have wondered, at one time or another, about your unique characteristics as a person.  Maybe you have contemplated the experiences that led you to a favorite hobby or questioned why your greatest challenge is someone else’s strength.  Often these self-reflections lead to thoughts of left-brain versus right-brain dominance such as, “I’m bad at […]

5 Steps to Improving Memory

Memory is at the center of everything we do. From routine daily tasks to the unique components that make up our individual personalities, humans constantly tap into their memory “banks.”  For that reason, the idea of losing access to the important details of life through memory loss can be fear-provoking. Luckily, there are ways to […]

IEP vs 504 Plan

Parents wish for their child to get the most out of their education, to excel at what they enjoy, give their best effort to what they find challenging and to discover their own success. Knowing the best route for doing so can be a daunting decision for any parent, especially for those of students with […]