This is a supplemental publication of Woodbury Reports' Places for Struggling Teens, www.strugglingteens.com. We search the Internet to find articles and opinions that might be helpful to professionals in the private parent-choice network, and parents working with teens with behavioral/emotional/learning problems.
Many gifted and talented children (and adults) are being mis-diagnosed by psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals.
The most common mis-diagnoses are: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (OD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Mood Disorders such as Cyclothymic Disorder, Dysthyinic Disorder, Depression, and Bi-Polar Disorder.
"It is time that we trained health care professionals to give correct assessments to gifted, talented, and creative children and adults. At the very least, we must help professionals gain sufficient understanding so that they no longer misinterpret characteristics of giftedness."
When the CEOs of the nation's two largest addictions treatment enterprises, on the for-profit side Andy Eckert of CRC Health Corp. and on the non-profit side Mark Mishek of Hazelden, step up with strong views on what they see as the limited prospects for growth on the residential/inpatient side, it's certainly time for the rest of the industry to sit up and take notice
Michael Connolly, MD, was recently appointed campus Medical Director for Elevations RTC and ViewPoint Center. Dr. Connolly is a member of the Utah Medical Association, the Intermountain Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
MIT BLOSSOMS, one of the most exciting and effective uses of educational technology to help high school students learn math and science, doesn’t boast the latest in artificial intelligence or adaptive algorithms. Its secret weapon is, rather, a canny understanding of human psychology—both students’ and teachers’. Technologically speaking, its basic model could be executed with …
07/18/2014 -ATIN - Colorado's Harmony Park Treatment Center, the operational element of affordable care non-profit Harmony Foundation, broke ground today on a big $10M new build addition to its 43-acre Rocky Mountain campus.
The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.
Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity (sense of themselves as male or female) or gender expression differs from socially constructed norms associated with their birth sex. This includes androgynous, bigendered and gender queer people, who tend to see traditional concepts of gender as restrictive.