3 New Year’s Resolutions for the School Psychologist

  # 1 Keep calm:  Just like every year, there will be many “frustrating” moments where you are smiling politely on the outside and yelling “really?!” (or whatever word it is that you actually yell in your head that I…Read More

Open letter to my readers

Dear Readers, School Psychologist Files began 10 years ago.  It’s hard to believe it has been an actual decade!   It has been a joint effort with my Web Designer husband.   When it began, I was working as a School Psychologist…Read More

Judgment Call: Maturity, Emotions and the Teenage Brain

  By Guest Blogger:  Amy Williams Working day in and day out with a primarily teenage crowd can be a bit of a daunting task. Throughout the school system there are countless positions, situations, and jobs, which call for an…Read More

Resolutions for Parents in the New Year

It’s a New Year and time for some resolutions.  Typically we focus on ourselves with New Year’s resolutions, but this year maybe we should decide on a resolution that will help our children to succeed in school.  Here are a…Read More

Understand the IEP before the Meeting

  -artwork by Paul King at www.kingworkscreative.com It’s the time of year for IEPs.  Too many times, parents sign plans without fully understanding.  Do your homework before the meetings to understand the process of the meeting and some of the…Read More

After a Tragedy: Tips for Parents to Help Their Children

As much as we wish we could, we can not completely shelter our children from the knowledge that horrible tragedies do occur. Thinking about tragedies can be terrifying to us and our children. Parents often feel unprepared for questions children…Read More

Is It ADHD?

Do you wonder if your child might have ADHD? More than 5% of children now have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Parents often look at hyperactive or impulsive behaviors and wonder, “Is this normal or is this ADHD?”…Read More

Sensory Processing

This article was originally posted on School Psychologist Files.   Sensory Processing Our senses help us understand and navigate our world. They help us feel, see, taste, etc. When one or more of those processes is more or less sensitive…Read More