Category Archives: Psych

Special Education Corner: Why Schools Over-Discipline Children With Disabilities

[Source: The Atlantic Monthly] A quarter-century ago, on July 26, 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act to give people with disabilities equal access to services like public education. But the rate at which special-needs students are disciplined raises … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: The Language of Choice and Support

[Source Edutopia] by Alex Shevrin Language shapes our worldview. The narratives we hear around us influence our perceptions and understandings. Take Carol Dweck’s concept of fixed versus growth mindset. One of the primary tools for fostering a growth mindset is … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: 5 Tips to Help Children to Cooperate

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Do you ever find yourself thinking I wish this group of kids could just get along better?  Maybe it is during a group therapy session, a play date, recess or siblings that could benefit from some … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: How to Teach Social Thinking to Students with Autism

[Source: Almaden Valley Speech Therapy] Students with autism often have inflexible thinking.  When kids hear a comment like “We’ll go in 5 minutes”, typically-developing kids make guesses about it, or understand that the meaning is about 5 minutes and not exactly 5 … Continue reading

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Selective Imitation Shows Children Are Flexible, Social Learners

[Source:  Science Daily] Psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin found that children flexibly choose when to imitate and when to innovate the behavior of others, demonstrating that children are precocious social learners. “There’s nothing children are more interested … Continue reading

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