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Give Yourself Permission to Have a Blissful Holiday

This year has been full of growing pain and self-acceptance. I had to come to terms with no longer being a mother of young kids, but rather a mother of two teenagers and a pre-teen. My oldest came home two weeks ago, after being away to college for nearly four months. I was excited about… Continue reading Give Yourself Permission to Have a Blissful Holiday

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Possibilities are Endless

Summer is almost over and kids are almost ready to go back to school. The recurring fear for some kids about returning to school goes along the lines of: not fitting in, teacher not liking them, friends abandoning them, not making friends and not doing well in their classes.  I work with students who often struggle with transitions and changes. Every… Continue reading Possibilities are Endless

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The Truth about Early Intervention

Some parents with children diagnosed with developmental disabilities sometimes find it difficult taking the steps in identifying appropriate programs that will optimize their child’s learning potential. The term ‘Early Intervention,’ has become so overused that parents with newly diagnosed children with delays or disabilities either go into overdrive mode or completely shut down. Rather than… Continue reading The Truth about Early Intervention

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 DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE WHEN YOU HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES  — Innovative Therapy Services-Pediatric Speech Language and Social Skills

Peer pressure is not something new, it’s a rite of passage during adolescent years. Not all adolescents are able to withstand peer pressure and make independent decisions. The fear of being rejected by peers if they do not conform to the group or peer’s request can sometimes lead to adolescents making wrong choices. As a […]… Continue reading  DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE WHEN YOU HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES  — Innovative Therapy Services-Pediatric Speech Language and Social Skills

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 DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE WHEN YOU HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES 

Peer pressure is not something new, it’s a rite of passage during adolescent years. Not all adolescents are able to withstand peer pressure and make independent decisions. The fear of being rejected by peers if they do not conform to the group or peer’s request can sometimes lead to adolescents making wrong choices. As a… Continue reading  DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE WHEN YOU HAVE LEARNING DISABILITIES 

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Conversation is an Art!

Having conversations can be fun and insightful just as long as you follow some simple rules such as, inquiry, thinking, listening and sharing (ITLS). Conversations can be boring if you are not creative and insightful about how to keep your communication partner engaged. It is even more difficult if you do not know what to say… Continue reading Conversation is an Art!