When an individual is suspected of having dyslexia, they are referred for a Psychoeducational Evaluation (this evaluation is also known as a Psychological, Learning Disability, or a Neuropsychological Evaluation), typically by a
Dyslexia, also known as Reading Disorder, is a learning disorder that causes individuals difficulty with reading individual words or sentences and pronouncing words. Individuals with dyslexia can also struggle with other skills related to reading, such as reading comprehension, spelling, and writing.
Fact #1: Dyslexia can be successfully treated!
Research suggests that the most severely reading-disabled students can make an average of a standard deviation of improvement on nationally normed reading tests! The key to a successful intervention, research has shown us, includes:
There are several myths associated with dyslexia, many of which have fortunately been clarified and better understood as a result of years of research on the manifestation and characteristics of the disorder. It is important to understand the myths surrounding dyslexia
In this Podcast with Dr Gordon: Empathy during relationships, Following through on diets.
“Anxiety” is frequently used as a catch-all term for worrisome thoughts. But the reality is, there’s many forms of anxiety—and each has different symptoms.
Identifying the types can be challenging, in part because it’s possible to experience more than one at the same time. Here is an overview of the five most common anxiety disorders:
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or C.B.T., in essence teaches people to restructure how they think about problems. Drug-free pain management is now a top priority among researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
The school environment can be challenging even for a child with optimal psychological health. The responsibilities such as school assignments, homework, interaction with other children, and co-curricular activities all can contribute to considerable stress in a child. The level of stress in children who suffer from ADHD can be even greater because of the unique challenges they confront due to their symptoms.
The following pointers can help prepare a child with ADHD for school:
Children with ADHD benefit from knowing what to expect before they arrive to the classroom. This will not only prevent any potential issues (e.g., behavioral, academic) during the first days or weeks of school, but it will also provide the child with a much-needed boost of self-confidence, as they won’t be as overwhelmed with their new classroom environment, new teacher(s), classroom rules, peers, and the numerous other distractions and challenges they will face.
In this Podcast with Dr Gordon: Forgiving yourself for bad day. “Self talk” and having faith in yourself.
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