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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 Educational Consulting / School Help for Kids with Special Needs
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
Kindergarten Help for Preschoolers 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
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?
Best Books for Moving to New York City: Public Schools
Moving to New York City? As an educational consultant who helps relocating families find Manhattan and Brooklyn schools, neighborhoods, and enrichment activities, people often come to me for book recommendations. Here are some of my favorites for NYC transferees and residents looking at NYC public schools: New York City's Best Public Elementary Schools: A Parent's … Continue reading Best Books for Moving to New York City: Public Schools
Does this Child Have a Receptive Language Disorder?
UrbanBaby's school board featured this post today: Dc had a Verbal vs. Performance gap on her ERBs (79 & 94). I took her to see an ed. psych. and the conclusion was that she may have some receptive issues (e.g. doesn't listen to the whole question, or picks out part of the questions w/o integrating … Continue reading Does this Child Have a Receptive Language Disorder?