I can help your child with...
- Understanding ADHD
- Understanding Autism / Aspergers
- Executive Functioning
- Organizational Skills
- Study Skills
- Managing Emotions
- Developing Self-Awareness about strengths and challenges
- Developing Self-Advocacy Skills
- Developing skills to manage stress and anxiety
- Making and Keeping Friends
- Social Skills
- Problem Solving
Being Part of The Group
Children who have difficulty making or keeping friends often misunderstand the unwritten rules of social behavior. For children with social learning challenges, improving social skills is not about teaching social skills. It's about teaching them how to Think Socially.
Is Your Child Being Bullied?
A few strategies for your child...
- Stay near (but not next to) an adult or by other kids
- Look at the other child, assertively say, "Stop!", "Back off!", or "Leave me alone!", and then turn and walk towards other people.
- Don't say something mean back
- If a classmate tells you to stop doing something, Stop.
- Watch kids who seem to be liked by others. What do they do?
Homework Doesn't Have To Be So Hard
Children with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders can have serious executive functioning challenges. Identifying the challenges, teaching specific skills and negotiating with your child's school and your child are just some of ways we can help homework get done with less stress.
Friend or Foe? Would Your Kid Know?
Figuring out and knowing someone else's intentions requires a sophisticated level of social understanding and awareness including:
- Knowledge or memory of the person
- Contextual awareness
- Ability to read nuanced and often subtle facial expressions and body language
What's He Looking At?
Social understanding is all about context. If you asked your child what the boy in the blue hood is looking at, would he/she reference the other boy pointing in the background?
Supporting parents of children with special needs and learning differences
- Parent behavior training
- Education on diagnosis (ADHD, Autism, Asperger's)
- Parent coaching
- Behavioral consultation
- Collaborative problem solving
Is your child or teen strugging with...
- Executive functioning
- Schoolwork & organization
- Time management
- Study skills
- Social skills
- Reading social cues
- Mental flexibility
- Daily living skills
Worried About Your Child?
Do you need someone to talk to about your problems? Are you struggling to understand the nature of your child's difficulties? Do you feel like you've tried everything? Are you tired of fighting about homework? if you answered YES to one or more of these questions, call me for a free consultation.
No Homework??? Yes!!!
Do you struggle with the same types of things your child(ren) struggle with? ADHD is highly heritable. In fact between 40-70% of children with an ADHD diagnosis have at least one parent with ADHD.
Fair Is Not Always Equal
Fair means everybody gets what everybody needs, not everbody gets the same thing.
It Begins With Understanding
Could you use a crash course in ADHD, autism, asperger's, or executive functioning? Are you struggling to understand the nature of your child's difficulties? Education about your child's issues is often the best place to start.
Where Do We Start?
We want to do everything we can to help our child. Step 1. Learn everything you can about the nature of your child's challenges.
Love Is A Behavior...
not an emotion.
Grandparents can play an important role in the life of your child.