Concept Maps: A Tool to Help Learning

Posted Posted in Education, Learning Disabilities, School

Concept maps turn verbal information (from speech or writing) into visual information.   Many of us could benefit from using concept maps. They can help a person study for a test, plan a report or paper, or even organize information that we have read. They often improve comprehension, organization, and memory. Concept maps are particularly helpful […]

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Fine Motor Weakness in Children: Skills and Tools That Can Help Handwriting

Posted Posted in Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Education, School

Fine motor weakness is common among school-age children and can certainly make learning more difficult.    Fine motor skills are the skills needed to coordinate small muscle movements with our hands and wrists.  They also coordinate actions with our brain messages.  When fine motor skills are delayed, children often struggle with strength, speed, and coordination.  Fine motor delays are […]

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What You’re Experiencing Might Be COVID Trauma (And What You Can Do About It)

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Coping, Latest News, Mental Health, social distancing

Here we are, almost a year into the COVID pandemic. This time last year, we knew it was serious. We knew it was spreading. But we didn’t yet know that we would soon go inside and have yet to come back out. This time last year, most of us didn’t even own a mask. This […]

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Seven Facts That Debunk Common Misperceptions About Therapy

Posted Posted in Latest News, Therapy

Read this article to learn facts about psychotherapy that may improve your understanding of how it works. The science and practice of psychotherapy is a fairly young profession. Most of us have heard about early founding members, especially figures like Sigmund Freud. Early practices of psychotherapy were often run largely by the therapist, who would […]

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The First Therapy Session

Posted Posted in Latest News, Therapy

Read this article to learn more about what to expect from your first therapy session, as well as the following sessions. Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to a therapist for the first time, how to find a therapist, or what the process of therapy even looks like? Well, most people […]

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Self-Care for Mental Health During the Colder Months, Even with COVID and Social Isolation

Posted Posted in Depression

Changes in season are hard, particularly during COVID and social isolation. 2020 has been such a difficult year for many. With winter coming, it will be important to take good care of our physical and mental health. One of the best things that we can do now for ourselves (and those we care for) is […]

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How to Be Yourself When the World Seems So Messed Up

Posted Posted in Coping, Gratitude, Latest News, Self-care

By Dahlia Garofalo, B.A. and Cindy Nichols Anderson, Ph.D. ABPP Be yourself? That seems like such a tall order. Yet, identity helps us feel grounded and capable. It increases our agency, purpose, and confidence. It also helps us connect with society, loved ones, and people working towards common goals.  In the midst of the pandemic […]

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How to Help your Child Adjust to Distance Learning, Homeschooling, or Modified Instruction

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Education, Latest News, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, School

The terms “distance learning” and “homeschooling” are hotly discussed topics right now. Many districts and schools around the United States are opting not to start the year in person. While this helps ensure all of our safety, it is still frustrating for parents and children alike. You fear that your child will fall behind. You […]

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Self-Care Suggestions for When COVID-19 and Social Isolation Go On and On and On….

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Mental Health, Self-care

These days, during the COVID-19 crisis, everyone experiences varying degrees of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. The world seems overwhelming and unmanageable at times, especially when combined with increased isolation. What’s more, we often feel at a loss for control or predictability. We don’t know what hard even could be next. It may feel to […]

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Seven Important Activities for Enduring Through Coronavirus

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Mental Health, Self-care

Coronavirus is still around. Most of us went indoors in March thinking that it would be a few weeks of social distancing and isolation, and we would be back out into the world. Now, it’s looking more like we have weeks or even months ahead of us. In looking at that, it’s time to start […]

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Coping with Social Distancing: An Extrovert’s Perspective on Staying Socially Connected and Grounded.

Posted Posted in Coping, Latest News, Self-care, social distancing

Social distancing is a new reality for us. There is a lot to learn about this new way of being. Simply staying socially connected can become a major challenge. As an extrovert, I have been craving social get-togethers, going out to eat with friends, big family gatherings, and even going to work to be around […]

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