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The Benefits of Teaching Social Skills to Students with High Anxiety

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By Emily McCandliss, Social Skills Teacher at The Prentice School– According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one in three Americans experience some type of anxiety disorder in their lifetime. While this mental illness – the most common in the U.S. – is eminently treatable, only about a third of sufferers actually receive treatment. The negative effects… Continue Reading »

The Prentice School 2018 Summer Program – June 20 – July 18

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By Pam Gordon, Admissions Coordinator and Summer Program Coordinator at The Prentice School– Registration for The Prentice 2018 Summer Program is underway! Parents will have the opportunity to sign up their students for our academic enrichment program, fun with language program or summer camp. This is one summer program parents will not want their children… Continue Reading »

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An Unrivaled Student Experience for Students Who Learn Differently

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By The Prentice School– For over 30 years, the faculty and staff at The Prentice School have created a nurturing learning environment for students who struggle in a traditional classroom setting. Our goal is to produce students who are effective communicators, critical thinkers, self-directed learners and technologically proficient creators. To that end, we have developed… Continue Reading »

Why Learning Differences Require Alternative Methods of Teaching

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By Steve Barnes, Psychologist at The Prentice School– Bright students who struggle in school are often described as having a learning difference or a learning disability. Conditions such as dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as conditions like dyscalculia and dysgraphia present a challenge to children, their teachers and their parents. Children who have a… Continue Reading »

The Facts to Resolve Four Common Misconceptions About Dyslexia

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By Micki Simon, B.A., Junior High Teacher at The Prentice School– While research over the years has continued to yield much information about dyslexia, the learning disorder is still easily misunderstood. These misconceptions can lead to ineffective approaches to learning, thus a disservice to those with the disorder. Debunking some of the myths surrounding dyslexia can lead… Continue Reading »

How Social Learning is Critical for Academic Success

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By Debra Brunner, B.A., M.A., CCC-SLP, The Prentice School– The character Sheldon Cooper from the CBS TV show “The Big Bang Theory” is a familiar example from popular culture of an individual who has achieved impressive academic success but experiences difficulty and conflict in his relationships and work life due to his social limitations. While this… Continue Reading »

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia – oh my!

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By The Prentice School — Although any child might struggle with certain aspects of reading, writing, and arithmetic, some children have serious difficulties. These can be signs of the learning differences known as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. “Dys” means difficult, and “lex” means speech. Calculia refers to mathematics or arithmetic, while graphia refers to writing…. Continue Reading »

Fun Family Games for Language, Social Thinking, and Reasoning

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By Debra Brunner, M.A., CCC-SLP Speech/Language Pathologist As a child of the 1970s, tabletop games were a regular activity in my household, especially when it was too cold or dark to play outside. The only video game alternative was Pong, and…well…that was fun for about 15 minutes. “Plugged in” usually referred to playing with a… Continue Reading »