July 7, 2015


The World Isn’t Listening

              In my work with children who have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), it can be difficult to understand how some kids can hear (that is, their ears themselves work fine) and how the brain can process the sounds correctly. The New York Times published an article explaining exactly why listening can  read more…

Reading with Mom

The Most Common Misdiagnoses in Children

When symptoms have multiple causes, mistakes are made,  When you have a headache, you know there are many possible causes, ranging from the mild to the very serious. When you see your doctor, she will likely ask you detailed questions about how long the headaches have been taking place, what type of pain you are  read more…


After Debate, Upper East Side Middle-School Class Decides Not to Eat Its Pet Fish

Pablo will be sleeping with the fishes. But in this case, that is a good thing. The fate of Pablo the tilapia had been in the hands of middle-school students at an Upper East Side public school. They cared for him as part of a class project, then debated whether to eat him in a  read more…


Why Coding?

Coding instruction is a hot topic, and never has the role of computer programming in education been more discussed, questioned, dissected, and applauded. So what’s the big deal? Watch this great video from Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented  read more…

Camp Greylock Tutoring

Tutoring at Camp Greylock

I really envy these kids—Greylock is an absolutely beautiful camp in the woods of Lenox, Massachusetts. Bordered by the lake, the water at Greylock is calm and clear. Some of the kids have fishing poles, others are off playing one sport or another, and some are swimming in the shallow part of the water nearest  read more…

Frustrated Student

Helping Your Child Cope With Test Anxiety

There is a four letter word, often heard in school.  This word can elicit fear, even panic for some students. That word?  TEST.   Most people feel at least a little nervous before an exam. A low level of anxiety can actually be helpful, as it can provide motivation and energy during the test. The problem  read more…

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