Aug 26

Advocating For Your Child: Back to School Tips

Tip #1: Communicate with teachers early! If things have been going smoothly for your child, you may be lulled into complacency and think that speaking with teachers during the first week of school is unnecessary or even overkill.

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Aug 22

Low and High-Tech Writing Helpers

Writing is a complex activity that involves short-term memory, visual memory for spelling, fine-motor skill, executive functioning, and other skills.

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Aug 19

Managing Paper Flow and Time

Executive Dysfunction is a set of skills seated in the frontal lobe of the brain.  It includes skills such as sequencing, planning, and organizing.  

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Aug 15

How TS Affects Siblings

Having a child with TS affects the whole family: the child, each parent, the marriage, and the siblings. The effect on the siblings is often forgotten or overlooked. This article describes the impact that having a child with TS may have on their brothers and sisters, and what you as parents can do about it.

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Aug 12

How To Avoid the Homework Wars

Respect your child’s natural rhythm. Some children come home from school and need to engage in physical activity or have a snack. Others do best getting to work right away

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May 22

Dr. Walisever’s Z100 Radio Interview on Tourette Syndrome

Kevin Burke, radio host of Z100’s weekly show “Get Active”, interviewed me and a 13 year-old Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador. We tried to dispel the myths and misconceptions about what Tourette Syndrome is, and shared our personal experiences of living with Tourette. Listen below

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Sep 09

Back to School: 10 Tips for Communicating with Teachers

Parents often feel intimidated when speaking with teachers and other education professionals about their child; after all, they have advanced education degrees and we are “just” the parent. But, as the parent, you have spent more hours with your child than any teaching professional. Your observations and gut instincts about your child are valuable. These ten …

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Apr 01

More Strategies To Help You and Your Special Needs Child Enjoy Holidays with Extended Family

It seems like I only just recently posted a blog on getting through the family obligations of the winter holidays, and now for many of us, Passover or Easter holidays are coming up quickly. For some of us, that means travel, long meals or long weekends with extended family, and trying to get our children …

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Jan 09

Special Needs Children and Holidays with Extended Family Don’t Always Mix

Holidays with family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, can be just as challenging for special needs parents as it is for their special needs child. You may be quite relieved that the holidays are now over and that both you and your child get a break until the next family reunion. Some lucky parents …

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Nov 21

Is the Honeymoon at School Over Yet?

Many parents tell me that they wait to see how the school year starts off before asking for meetings with their child’s teachers or calling team meetings to review their child’s 504 plans or IEPs. “I don’t want to start off as a helicopter parent” or, “I don’t want to give the teacher preconceived notions …

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