Half Way There…

I am thrilled to report that I have made it halfway through Level II training! Of course, I can’t seem to get anything done unless I lock myself inside the “office” of our tiny apartment.  My husband is extremely supportive, and is helping me to find the time to complete my work, even if it’s […]

Reading to Your Kids: Where to Start

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.   ~Emilie Buchwald I can not stress enough how important it is to read to your children!  If you’re reading this, you probably already agree with that sentiment.  Some of the most common complaints I hear are “I’m tired of reading the same books over and […]

Great Big Baby Steps

If you have ever had the joy of watching a child achieve a goal, you’ll understand what happened in Therapy Station #1 this week.  Progress is being made and goals are being reached!  When my student first came to me, she appeared to be a typical, fun-loving fifth grader.  However, she was really struggling in […]

Summer is Upon Us…

It’s that time of year again…kids are itching to get outside and celebrate summer.  Can we blame them?  It’s beautiful outside!  I want to be right out there with them.  However, I will happily be joining my colleagues in the classroom this summer, learning how to become a better therapist.  I’ve signed up for the […]

Not Just Another Text Book…

I’ve got a fantastic book for you today!  This week’s gem is Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture by Kathleen R. Hopkins.  This book is unique in that it was written by one of NILD’s very own.  Dr. Hopkins was instrumental in establishing NILD community-based centers and was the executive director of the […]

Do You Have a Child or Student Who Struggles with ADHD?

If you haven’t already done so, head over to Amazon.com to pick up these awesome resources!  These two ebooks, “Family Strategies for ADHD Kids” and “School Strategies for ADHD Kids” make up the “Winning the ADHD Battle” series.  The best part:  they are both available for FREE borrowing with a Kindle device!  If you’d rather […]

All Eyes On Me

Last week I had my first round of what I like to call “fishbowl therapy”.  It was a normal day with my student, except for one thing:  I was being watched.  As an essential part of the mentorship program through NILD, I am to be observed and critiqued on my performance as an Educational Therapist.  […]