Dr. Dan Peters writes that “”The concept of dyslexia seems to be getting some traction, but we are far from seeing changes in schools and the work place. The dyslexic mind is not yet seen as a valuable resource, and the dyslexic child and adult are still marginalized.” Read the rest in “The Dyslexic Advantage: Our Hidden Revolution” on HUFFINGTON POST.
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Dr. Dan Peters lists fun things kids can do to bring them back into the mind frame of reading, writing, learning, being curious, critically thinking, engaging in dialogue and just plain moving the body. In “5 Back-to-School Brain Boosters” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Students with real and legitimate diagnoses for learning disabilities (like ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, sensory processing disorders, or autistic spectrum disorder) won’t qualify for additional help at school if they are meeting minimum grade level requirements. This means that bright and gifted kids may never receive treatment for their disorder. Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ new piece “Smart-Shaming: Sorry But Your Child Is Too Bright To Qualify for Help” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Many children with learning and processing challenges find the process of taking tests hard. Particularly long tests with lots of work and words can create massive worry and anxiety. Read more in Dr. Dan Peters’ article “Managing Test Anxiety in Today’s High Stakes Testing Era” on HUFFINGTON POST.
Dr. Dan’s newest post for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY “A Strength-Based Approach Helps Children” encourages parents and educators to ask “What’s Right” instead of “What’s Wrong”; read the post to learn more about one of Summit Center’s important philosophies for working with children and families.
The popular show Parenthood — which recently ended its successful five year run on NBC — was beloved for its heartwarming renditions of life as part of a large family — and for the portrayal of a character with autism spectrum disorder. Read Dr. Dan Peters’ reflections on Parenthood on HUFFINGTON POST and have one last visit with The Bravermans.
Dr. Dan Peters’ interview with Elizabeth Sautter of Communication Works in Oakland is on PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. Read “Make Social Learning Stick: How Parents Can Help Children” to learn more about how social learning can support your children.
“Now he wakes up with a stomachache and says he doesn’t want to go to school. It takes me forever to get him out the door. We are often late. He ends up screaming at me and telling me I am the worst parent ever!” Read Dr. Dan Peters’ new piece about school avoidance and anxiety on HUFFINGTON POST Parents and learn what you can do to help your child.