Do Children Really Have ‘Learning Styles’ and What’s The Best Way to Teach?

Children in a science class learning in different ways.

What is learning style theory? We’re all familiar with the theory that children have their own learning styles, whether visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. So, one child may learn better by ‘seeing’ the material, another by hearing the information, and another through movement. Is the theory accurate or valid? Well, yes and no. It’s clear that children have learning preferences. Some […]

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Treatment Options for Adult with Autism

Two people hug at an Autism group therapy session.

Children, teens, and young adults with Autism are eligible for in-home or in-school services through IBHS (formerly known as BHRS or wraparound services). We offer this service through our Community Psychiatric Center’s (CPC) offices; however, these services end at 21 years of age. So, what are the options thereafter? In that respect, in this post I’ll describe four primary options […]

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Let’s Talk About “IBHS”

Father and son discuss IBHS with his son's therapist.

What is this “IBHS” everyone is talking about? Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is a transition from Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS), or “wraparound” services. IBHS officially began January 17, 2021. How is it different from BHRS? From a parent’s perspective, there is not much difference from BHRS. You’ll have essentially the same staff but with different titles. For example, […]

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Is “Oppositional Defiant Disorder” a Diagnosis or a Symptom, and How is it Treated?

Young girl with ODD looks angrily at the viewer.

In my latest book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of Our Day, I write about behavioral challenges and some of the overlapping conditions. In today’s post, I want to share more about the idiosyncrasies of the condition referred to as “Oppositional Defiant Disorder,” or ODD. What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a disorder […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder vs Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder: What are the similarities and treatment strategies?

Mother and father with young boy have a successful meeting with a Therapist

What is this new diagnosis, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder? In my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of our Day, there is a chapter on autism explaining the nature of this condition and treatment strategies. However, since DSM-V, a new diagnosis has come into play, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder (SPCD) that is increasingly being used […]

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Is Your Teen Depressed, or Is It The Lock-down, or Both?

Teen boy with depression struggles to focus on homework.

I write about improving self-esteem and academics in my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of Our Day, and clearly we face a particularly difficult situation with our present-day pandemic and school-hybrid/lock-down situation. The impact of lock-down I am seeing more kids and teens struggling with their ‘down’ mood, lack of productivity, declining grades, and […]

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Dyslexia: Six Points to Make a Difference

Young boy struggles with reading at school

I’ve written extensively about how to effectively treat and manage dyslexia in my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of Our Day. For this post, I worked together with Mrs. Cynthia Postell, our wonderful Reading Specialist/Online Tutor at DyslexiaTreaters.com, to develop six important points about this common academic difficulty: 1. Early Diagnosis It’s rare for […]

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