Category: Helping Students

Blog Header - Autism And Social Anxiety Disorder Question And Answer with Dr. Megan Lawson

Autism & Social Anxiety Disorder Q&A with Dr. Megan Lawson

1) Why is it important to differentiate between social anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorder, even as a layperson? It …

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Blog Header - When Traumatic Stress Looks Like ADHD or ODD - Digging for the Root of Behavior

When Traumatic Stress Looks Like ADHD or ODD: Digging for the “Root” of Behavior

Let’s say you wake up one morning with a sore throat. You go to the doctor, and they give you …

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Blog Header - The New Normal What Will Be Different When Teachers Return to School This August

The New Normal: What Will Be Different When Teachers Return to School This August?

For most teachers, myself included, the start of school in August 2020 was unlike anything we had ever experienced. In …

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How Coaches Can Protect Athletes’ Mental Health

How Coaches Can Protect Athletes’ Mental Health

Coaches have a unique relationship with their athletes. They are in a great position to gauge how a child is …

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Understanding Self-Harming Behaviors and Students The Basics for Teachers

Understanding Self-Harming Behaviors and Students: The Basics for Teachers

Self-harm or self-injury is often used as a way to manage intense emotional distress. At its core, intentionally hurting oneself …

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Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns

Finding the One in a Sea of Zoom Faces: How Can Online Educators Identify Students Who May Have Mental Health Concerns?

As teachers, we are used to noticing the student who just doesn’t seem engaged, or who is absent too often, …

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How COVID affects student mental health and you can help

How COVID affects student mental health — and you can help

This school year looks very different compared to last year. The phrase “social distancing” is now part of our everyday …

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Detecting Child Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Detecting Child Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As teachers adapt to the complex challenges of online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, another vital area can’t be forgotten: …

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Building New Learning Strategies for Students

Building New Learning Strategies for Students

The first time I walked into a classroom as a new teacher, I did all the wrong things. The course …

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ADHD in the Classroom

ADHD in the Classroom

Dana Tiller, LPC, gives teachers and parents advice on how to help kids diagnosed with ADHD succeed in the classroom. …

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