My colleague Toby Glick helps students who are underperforming (because or not because of a special need) do better in school. Toby just received this email today from a recent client (with identifying details removed): Dear Toby, Last Spring you met my son and recommended <prestigious special needs school>. I wanted to tell you that … Continue reading Parent Thanks Toby Glick for Helping Special Needs Child Find the Perfect School
Help for Hyperlexia (Thoughts on Gilman’s The Anti-Romantic Child)
If you have, or work with, hyperlexic or other special needs children, you will be interested in Priscilla Gilman's new memoir, The Anti-Romantic Child. The book is about Gilman's experience shepherding her young hyperlexic son, Benj, through babyhood, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school. Gilman covers in great detail Benj's developmental delays, social skills deficits, experiences with pediatricians, … Continue reading Help for Hyperlexia (Thoughts on Gilman’s The Anti-Romantic Child)
Shut Out Because Your Child May Have “Special Needs”?
This is a tough time of year for families whose preschoolers are developing at their own pace. Sometimes preschool directors and others suggest to parents that children were shut out of schools because they have special needs. In twelve years of tracking, I have come to believe that much diagnosis of four-year-olds is faulty and … Continue reading Shut Out Because Your Child May Have “Special Needs”?
NYC Private Schools: Counseled Out?
Sarah Maslin Nir scooped a fascinating New York Times article today, Private Schools ‘Counsel Out’ the Unsuccessful. The first time this subject has been handled in print, the article details how kids with special needs--academic or emotional--are often counseled out of NYC private schools. This is a key point of which to be aware. Mainstream New … Continue reading NYC Private Schools: Counseled Out?
Support for Your Child and For You this Season
Is your child struggling with academic, social, or emotional issues? If so, you're struggling too. There is nothing like the peace and happiness of knowing that you've found the right professional or school to help your child be happier and more successful. That's why we're delighted to be partnered with Toby Glick of ParentConfidante. Toby … Continue reading Support for Your Child and For You this Season
Times Covers Auditory Processing Disorder
On a regular basis I meet families whose kids seem to have trouble paying attention and connecting with other kids. So often the problem is undiagnosed auditory processing disorder. I often refer families to a superb audiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating learning disorders like this one. Thanks to the Times for today featuring auditory … Continue reading Times Covers Auditory Processing Disorder
Preschool Director Scaring You?
Has your preschool director scared the bejesus out of you by telling you your child needs therapy? Cheer up, Manhattan preschool directors are notorious for raising false alarms. And if your child DOES have a developmental lag, you can be grateful to your preschool director. Catching problems early often means they can be overcome, vastly … Continue reading Preschool Director Scaring You?
Best Speech / Occupational / Physical / ABA Therapists in New York?
Toby Glick of ParentConfidante can help you find the best speech, physical, occupational, or ABA therapists in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester or New Jersey. She also knows the top pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the NY metro area. Get more info about Toby's services at http://www.parentconfidante.com.
Preschool Learning Disabilities Diagnoses
There have never been more therapists, psychologists, developmental pediatricians, and neurologists who have been more eager to label your preschool-aged child. Receiving a diagnosis of a learning disability --nonverbal learning disability, asperger's, auditory processing disorder, "on the spectrum", the list goes on. Parents can easily seek reports from professional after professional, spending thousands of dollars … Continue reading Preschool Learning Disabilities Diagnoses
Does My Child Need an ERB Tutor to Get Into Private School Kindergarten?
No. When he is older, your child may need a tutor for physics, BC Calculus, Mandarin Chinese, marine biology, or any other subject with which you the parent lack expertise. But luckily, it's different for the kindergarten ERB. You and your skilled babysitter can handle preschool / kindergarten skills. You don't need to outsource this … Continue reading Does My Child Need an ERB Tutor to Get Into Private School Kindergarten?