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Neurodiversity Explained: Exploring the Evolution of The Term

Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, coined the word “neurodiversity” in 1998 in her thesis to speak to mild forms of autism what use to be labeled Asperger’s.   The word was created to recognize that everyone’s brain develops in a unique way. Neurodiversity is a term that has gained prominence in recent years, sparking conversations […]

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Essential for All Adolescents (Not Just Students with Learning Differences)

What kind of person were you in high school? Take a moment and try to think beyond the old labels and stereotypes popularized by movies and television: jock, nerd, princess, perfectionist. Were you ever impatient as a teenager? Impulsive, anxious, driven, or dreamy? Unrealistic or unmotivated? Think back to thirteen, sixteen, eighteen. How well did […]

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8 Myths About Taking a Gap Year

Despite the known personal and academic benefits of taking a gap year after high school, at present, only about 1% of Americans take advantage of the opportunity. Compare that figure to upwards of 50% of young people in countries like Denmark and Turkey, or in the UK, where taking deliberate time out has become an […]

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What Is Psychological Testing?

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After reading this blog, you will better understand the basics of psychological assessment, who administers psychological testing, the subspecialties of psychological testing and what sort of testing you or your child might need. […]

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The Impact of School on Mental Health: Understanding its Importance for Students and the Effects of Bullying

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The school environment can have a profound impact on the mental well-being of students. Various factors including academic pressure, social dynamics, and school stressors can influence and sometimes negatively affect students’ mental health. Statistics show that mental health issues are prevalent among students. Studies indicate that 1 in 5 students experience a mental health problem […]

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The Top 9 Research-Based Reasons Social Media Affects Mental Health

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives. It has revolutionized the way we connect, communicate, and consume information. However, numerous studies have shown that excessive use of social media can have a profound impact on our mental health. In this blog post, we will explore the top nine […]

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Social Media and Depression in Teens: Red Flags & Tips for Parents

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Social media has become a staple in the lives of many teenagers. It’s a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but it can also be a breeding ground for negative thoughts and emotions. For teens who are already struggling with depression, social media can exacerbate symptoms. […]

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Why Parents Should Look For Accreditation When Seeking a Therapeutic Treatment Program – 7 Reasons

When a parent/caregiver makes a decision on a treatment resource for their child, one reinforcer of quality and safety is national accreditation. […]

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COVID Vaccination Rates Boarding Schools, Hospitals, Treatment, Gap Programs

Parents and referring professionals are looking for Covid management data too. Why? To assist with a family’s research, insight, information gathering, in this ever-changing world that we live in, regardless of the age of their child and setting. […]

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Boarding Schools for Learning Disabilities: 3 Proven Approaches

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For families and students who are investigating boarding school opportunities there are wide and far reaching options to buttress your child’s education. For the sake of simplicity, these fall into three primary buckets, when considering an independent day or boarding school. […]

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