Each year, the holiday season brings with it a lot of excitement, activities and social gatherings. We often make a special effort to decorate Christmas trees, treat our children to Santa sightings, purchase colorful wrapping paper and gifts, make festive cookies and treats and even take the time to “move” …Read More »
Amanda M. Socci
When a Child Won’t Speak … Shyness or Selective Mutism?
If a young child talks freely and enthusiastically at home but has difficulty verbalizing with non-family members in public or social settings, she may be classified as a child who is shy, reluctant to speak or one who has special needs. However, there’s another possibility. The non-speaking child may have …Read More »
The Rise of the Study Drug Adderall misuse and its effect on students without ADHD
The use of “study drugs,” or specifically prescription stimulants, among students without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise. Some students use these drugs in order to deal with the challenging demands of college, hoping it will improve focus and performance and allow them to stay up all …Read More »