Category Archives: Psych

Pediatric Therapy Find of the Week: The Incredible Moodbear

Bumped into this one on Pinterest.  I LOVE this!! Perfect for the desk of the school psychologist, or any therapy clinician working on emotions and social skills! [Source:  Skizzenblog]   Download the Free Template HERE


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Worth Repeating: The Life Skill More Kids With Special Needs Should Learn

[Source:  Love That Max] School officials in Jurupa Valley, California, apologized last week for having Patriot High School students in special ed sort through campus trash bins for recyclables. The activity was part of a functional skills program, which also includes doing … Continue reading


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Interview Tip: Don’t Forget the Follow-up

It may seem like your interview is over when you shake the employers hand, leave the facility and head home, but it’s most definitely not.   How you conduct yourself post-interview, can significantly improve, or ruin the impression you have made … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: A Critical Response to “The Kids Who Beat Autism”

Editor’s Note:  PediaStaff ran this story when the NYT article came out.   We thought this was an important followup. by Steven Kapp, M.A. I critically lectured on autism and “outcomes” like “recovery” for my UCLA Autism and Neurodiversity class … Continue reading


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Young People May be Losing the Ability to Read Emotions in Our Digital World

[Source:  Medical News Today] Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study. UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five … Continue reading


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