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|Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools|
There is no doubt that the continued measurement of cognitive skills for academic preparedness will remain part of a student’s application to independent schools, yet SSATB’s trustees agree with the Think Tank’s thesis and have funded a pilot project to develop a tool for character assessment. We expect our research work will demonstrate that each student’s social/emotional qualities, habits of mind, and intrapersonal biases for certain types of action are important for their success not only in our schools — but in college and in life.
Scholar Robert Sternberg reminds us: "Traditional standardized tests, and even school grades, give us good information about some valued skills of students, but practically no information about other valued skills.
This is exactly what the old "Emotional Growth" residential schools were focusing on back in the 80s and 90s. Its a concept that was inherent in the McGuffy readers of the 19th century. As stated here, the concept just makes sense and the task is to "modernize" it into sophisticated tools. -Lon
What do you think Education is? To Paul Taylor, education is more than just academic subjects for the mind.
Paul is the Executive Director of Oakley School, a college prep therapeutic boarding school in Utah. To him, education should not only touch the mind, but the body and emotions of the students. -Lon
Ever feel like your anxiety is getting out of control, a downward spiral?
We discussed what can be done when anxiety passes from being normal and healthy, to seriously disrupting your life. -Lon
Is mindfulness becoming a fad with loose interpretations?
Not everybody marketing that they use mindfulness in treatment is prepared to do a good quality job. Mindfulness has become almost faddish and before using somebody, carefully check their ability. There are some using the term that are just using it as a buzz term. On the other hand, it can be a very effective approach in helping struggling teens. -Lon
Especially with teenagers, the diagnosis of Autism often comes as a surprise.
"often when teens are considered Oppositional Defiant or Conduct Disordered, the real diagnosis can be Autism, which needs to be treated vastly different."
Using horses in therapy is a fairly new approach to healing struggling teens but has become increasingly popular in the last few years.
Ashli is the equine specialist for Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings Montana. -Lon
|Rescooped by Lon Woodbury from Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens|
In Recognition of World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2015 Especially with teenagers, the diagnosis of Autism often comes as a surprise. Dr. Stephen Mandler, Chief Medical Officer of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings Montana, joined Lon to explain that often when teens are considered Oppositional Defiant or Conduct Disordered, the real diagnosis can be Autism, which needs to be treated vastly different. Instead of focusing on imposing consequences for negative behavior, the focus need
When Autism Comes To Your Home, interview with Dr. Stephen Mandler, Chief Medical Officer and Psychiatrist at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Billings Montana. -Lon
Washington, Connecticut (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 In early April, Autism Awareness Month, monuments and landmarks were bathed in blue lights to draw attention to a growing global crisis. One area that could use extra illumination during this time is the unique educational needs of individuals on the spectrum.
While the autism spectrum is wide …
Why has America gone lunatic on the subject of unattended children?
"Insane" seems to be the best word. For what its worth, in my work with struggling teens, I've seen many more kids damaged by over-protective parents than I have kids damaged by abusive or neglectful parents. -Lon
How brain science is helping heal adolescent trauma through increased knowledge of the adolescent brain.
The mysteries of the brain are being exposed, giving therapists a fantastic new tool and insight for helping healing. -Lon
Elements Wilderness Program founders and owners Karen Scrafford, Lynn Smith, and John Karren welcome Neal Christensen, PhD, and Andrew Powell, MBA, as new owners. Elements Wilderness Program is therapy-based wilderness program that helps adolescent boys (13-17) overcome emotional, behavioral and substance-abuse issues.
When a struggling young person needs treatment in a Residential Treatment Center, they still are usually part of a family and ultimately, that whole family needs help.
Wediko Children's Services is a treatment Center for young people in New Hampshire.
Parents from across the United States and Canada will be gathering in Northbrook, Illinois to connect, learn and laugh at the Parenting in SPACE conference April 24-26, 2015. The Parenting in SPACE conference helps individuals and couples, many of whom have adopted their children, to become therapeutic parents and learn additional ways to heal their children with trauma-sensitive, attachment-focused strategies and interventions.
We achieve our mission in a safe and nurturing environment through four cornerstones—academics, therapy, student life and experiential education. With integrity and respect, we ensure our students feel empowered and valued, build healthy relationships, make thoughtful decisions, develop life skills, become life-long learners and achieve their personal best.
Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fifth commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother."
Read more at http://national.deseretnews.com/article/3876/why-you-shouldnt-be-best-friends-with-your-kids.html#8R3kMpo5cefZR3t6.99
A religious perspective on the 5th Comandment - Honor thy father and thy mother, Inspired by the story of Wingate Wilderness Therapy Program in Utah founder Shayne Gallagher. -Lon