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A plea to all parents of special needs kids

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog entry was originally written to parents in Delaware, but the general theme of it applies to parents everywhere! When I started this blog journey by telling my son’s special education story from a Delaware Charter school, I… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: February 25 on Sensory Issues at Home & at School

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Making Sense of Sensory Issues – How to manage heightened senses at home and in the classroom February 25, 2015 Presented by Dr. Michelle Miller, Psy.D., a New York State-licensed clinical psychologist who works at Therapy West, a… Continue Reading

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What disabilities, disorders or conditions qualify for an IEP?

The following are listed as qualifying conditions, disabilities, or disorders for an Individualized Education Plan, or IEP.  The important thing to remember for any IEP is that the condition MUST affect a child’s educational outcome.  If they are brilliant and… Continue Reading

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Discrimination, Bullying & Isolation In A World of Inclusion

This is going to be one of the hardest articles I’ve ever written. The reason for this is because it is deeply personal. I write about bullying and discrimination often on my own blog, and I understand it all too… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: January 21 on Habit Reversal Therapy

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Creative Applications of Exposure Therapy and Habit Reversal Therapy January 21, 2015 Presented by Dr. Joelle Beecher-McGovern, a clinical psychotherapist at the Child & Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry at… Continue Reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR: November 12 on getting kids motivated for school

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Getting Kids Motivated for School: Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school November 12, 2014 Presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roseland, N.J. As our schools continue to… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 29 on mental health in the African-American community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Stigma in the African-American Community October 29, 2014 Presented by Dr. Christine Adkins-Hutchison, Associate Director of the Office of Counseling and Disability Services at Kean University in Union, N.J. Asking for help of any kind… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 8 on Tourette in the Asian community

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Mental Health Issues in Today’s Asian-American Community October 8, 2014 Presented by Dr. Andrew J. Lee Dr. Lee designed this webinar to provide participants information about the stigma surrounding mental health issues in Asian and Asian-American communities,… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including October 1 on trade secrets of a Tourette doc

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Trade Secrets of a Tourette Syndrome Doctor October 1, 2014 Presented by Tolga Taneli, MD Would you like to learn some great tips on speaking with your child’s doctors?  How about getting them all to collaborate with each… Continue Reading

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List of all NJCTS webinars, including September 17 on getting kids motivated for school

THIS WEEK’S WEBINAR Getting Kids Motivated for School September 17, 2014 Presented by Graham Hartke, Psy.D. As our schools continue to increase curriculum, testing, and workload standards, many kids and teens are struggling to stay motivated in school. These are students… Continue Reading