Oct 252017
 

How many adults say they don’t enjoy reading? How many kids say they don’t enjoy reading? Isn’t it curious that few adults will admit to not enjoying reading, yet more than 50% of the students I see from elementary through college age will acknowledge that they don’t read for pleasure.  What accounts for the difference? Read more

Sep 122017
 

literate [lit-er-it] adjective 1. able to read and write 2. having or showing knowledge of literature, writing, etc.; literary; well-read 3. characterized by skill, lucidity, polish, or the like 4. having knowledge or skill in a specified field 5. having an education; educated; learned    Fundamentally, the literate person is a “learned person.” Computer literate, social media literate, etc.  What does it mean to be “learned” these days? We live in a constantly changing world. Technology has altered our society in ways as profound as the industrial revolution and the Read more

Dec 152016
 

Do children outgrow difficulties with inattention, focus & hyperactivity? Is medication the cure for these problems in childhood? When a child is diagnosed with inattention, distractibility, with or without hyperactivity,  parents are often faced with a series of concerns.  Will these problems interfere with academic performance?  Will medication help?  Is another treatment needed besides medicine? Read more

May 102016
 

“Take a look at your child’s room, are there books, papers and electronics strewn across the desk? And are there clothes on the floor, shoes strewn all about and the general makings of a danger zone. If so, what does this mean? If your middle school or high school student lives in a state of Read more

Feb 132015
 
Individualized Corporate Workshops

Individualized, corporate workshops can be developed for your company or school.  Feel free to contact me by phone or email: [email protected], or 914-631-5082. There are no upcoming public workshops scheduled during the winter of 2015 but I frequently post my articles on public speaking, writing, language, cognitive function and speech pathology on the Blog section of the website.

Dec 052013
 

“I never seem to finish what I start.” “I run out of time so often.” “Everyone gets there early or on time, but I’m usually late.” These are a few of the concerns I’ve heard from clients who have difficulty managing their time, who may be stressed because they can’t accomplish what’s expected of them.  Being able to Read more

Oct 252013
 

Another program update, another software update on your phone, your computer… it’s endless, this learning of new things.  It gets annoying, even more, it’s hard.  Just when you’ve figured out how to use a new gadget, or navigate the current operating system, some manufacturer comes out with something new and the learning starts all over again.  Read more

Aug 082013
 
The Scattered Student: Is the Mess on the Floor the Real Problem?

Books, papers, electronics strewn across the desk, clothes on the floor, room like a danger zone…  Does it mean anything? If your middle school or high school student lives in a state of disarray, frequently forgetting papers or textbooks in the school locker, or the finished assignment on the kitchen table, disorganization might be indicative of a Read more

Jul 302013
 
It Seems Everyone Else Can Multitask, Why Can't I?

In our fast-paced, electronic-driven society, our minds race from idea to idea, our eyes flit between computer screen, cellphone and tablet.  Nearly every active person, teenager through adult, feels the pressure to pay attention to more than one thing at a time — to multitask.  Performing multiple things at a time has become the skill Read more

Jul 012013
 
Why Is My 'To Do' List Like Chasing The Impossible Dream?

As a speech pathologist I work on improving executive function skills with individuals who have difficulty in organization and focus. With many of my clients who feel they are never on top of the tasks they must complete, I often advise making a “To Do” list, along with other organizational strategies.  Writing a concrete set of goals for Read more