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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019
By Kristine Burgess Over the school year students receive instruction that should focus on developing skills and making academic gains, but what happens when they leave school for the summer? In order to prevent regression of reading skills in...
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Posted by By Dan Ahearn on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This is the third post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the second article outlines the warning signs of bullying. As discussed in an earlier post by Elizabeth Englander, the essential nature of...
mother with daughter upset bullying
Posted by By Elizabeth Englander, PhD on Friday, April 26, 2019
This is the second post in a three-part series about bullying. The first article defines bullying and the third discusses the legal implications when a student is accused of bullying. If you were to pick up an advice column about recognizing the...

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LEARNING

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015
By Edward Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D.  Learning with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is difficult, at best. I know because I have both ADHD and dyslexia. A phrase that I have come up with that I think best exemplifies what it is like...
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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014
Submitted by Dana Allara The theme music to the preschool years is a seemingly never-ending chorus of “Why Mommy? Why? Mommy, why?” Young children are passionate explorers who seek out understanding and revel in the wonders of their world—they...
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Nicole Subik Why is it that many of us view asking for help as a sign of failure? If you are traveling from Point A to Point B and stop to ask for directions along the way, does that mean that you failed? Didn’t you make it to Point B? I call...

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LEARNING DISABILITIES

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Posted by By Elliot S. Weissbluth on Thursday, October 13, 2016
Having dyslexia doesn't mean you can't learn or be successful, but you may have to go about it a little differently. I was first diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and then again 20 years later as an adult law school student. Dyslexia affects...
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Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016
At Landmark School's recent commencement ceremony, graduate Matthew Pramas '16 sheds light on what it means to learn differently and reminds his classmates that it can have its advantages.  I remember sitting on the swings, 11 years ago, on a...
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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Recently, we spoke to Dean Bragonier, founder of Noticeability, a nonprofit enabling students with dyslexia to cultivate their strengths and providing tools to the adults that serve them. Dean will also be addressing our graduates and families at...

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL
TOPICS

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Submitted by Robert James Campbell, Ed.D., CPHIMS, CPEHR I am always taken aback when a student or colleague asks if I can teach them how to meditate their stress away using mindfulness meditation practices.  Immediately, I recall something my...

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COLLEGE PREP

TEACHING

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Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Submitted by Bob Broudo Being “peaceful,” or at least making the effort to become peaceful, is often associated with the holidays. However, the arrival of the holidays this year (2012) was accompanied by horrific visions of school violence that...

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