Today one of our Abacus Guide Private School Selection Program clients emailed us: Hi Emily - Thanks again for your time yesterday. The session was incredibly informative and helpful. It was a wakeup call, and gave us a much better sense of direction on what to prepare for. Best, <Manhattan Mom/Investment Banker> To start planning … Continue reading NYC Private School Selection Client Emails Us
I loved Jenny Anderson's story about York Prep: For-Profit Private School Is Calling Its Own Shots First, there is some fun gossip about how York Prep's headmaster is Dwight School's headmaster's brother-in-law, and their parents (-in-laws) bought them the two schools, launching them both into the for-profit Manhattan private school world long before Avenues and Leman … Continue reading York Prep Gets the Times Treatment
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)
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”?
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
As many parents talk proudly about their children's achievements, families with kids who have or may have special needs often wonder: what about MY child? How can I help him reach his maximum potential? Where can I find the best tutors, therapists, and schooling support? Consultant Toby Glick of ParentConfidante can help you. This is the time … Continue reading Educational Consultant / School Advisor for Kids with Special Needs
As many parents of next year's kindergarteners talk proudly about where their children will go to school, families with preschoolers who have or may have special needs often wonder: what about MY child? How can I help him reach his maximum potential? Where can I find the best tutors, therapists, and schooling support? Consultant Toby … Continue reading Educational Consulting / School Help for Kids with Special Needs
As many parents of next year's kindergarteners talk proudly about where their children will go to school, families with preschoolers who have or may have special needs often wonder: what about MY child? How can I help him reach his maximum potential? Where can I find the best tutors, therapists, and schooling support? Consultant Toby … Continue reading Kindergarten Help for Preschoolers with Special Needs
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.
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