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The Dangers of Interminable Home Instruction

By Executive Director, John Reilly, LCSW, PsyA and Director of Operations, Chris Leonard, LCSW, M.Ed. Home instruction can be a helpful intervention for students with a chronic, disabling medical condition that requires bedside instruction. However, most of the home instruction cases that come to our attention do not involve a medical condition but instead involve […]

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Taking On A New School Year

The beginning of the school year can make children and teens anxious, whether they are transitioning into a new school or returning to one they are familiar with. For students who already cope with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, these fears can be exacerbated. The unknown factors of a new grade with higher-level […]

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Creating a Constructive Homework Environment for Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD present very specific challenges when it comes to working outside of their regular formal schooling environment: homework can feel like an uphill struggle for both the students and their parents who may find the process frustrating and not know the best way to help their child thrive and succeed. A new study […]

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The Impact of ADHD on School Performance and Socialization

ADHD is a behavioral disorder that affects many people in the United States. Both children and adults alike can be diagnosed with ADHD, a prognosis that has many implications, especially for school-age children. Due to the different ways that ADHD manifests itself, both school performance and socialization can be impacted. When a child is diagnosed […]

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Great Outdoors: A Great Opportunity for Treating Teen Depression, Anxiety

Anxiety and depression can cast a shadow over the lives of teens, even during the ordinarily carefree summer months. For teens dealing with mental health issues by attending therapeutic schools, the loss of the support and structure offered by these programs during the summer months can be problematic. Fortunately, therapeutic summer camp programs are available […]