The Top Five Ways to Communicate With a Non-verbal Child

Supporting non-verbal children with communication skills

Some children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have difficulty in communicating verbally. As the parent, teacher or care-giver you may have an incredibly full day of communicating with your child, and we naturally develop ways of communicating which may sometimes eradicate Continue reading

Classroom Management: Reconsidering Physical Classroom Structure

Think about different ways to arrange your students to change the conversation pattern in the classroom.

I went to graduate school at a small, state-funded Liberal Arts College in the State of New York. The program itself was rather large though, since graduate-level English courses were taken by people on a number of degree paths, education Continue reading

Focus on EQ: Cultivating Relationships


Cultivating.….according to the dictionary, it’s trying to acquire or develop something, like a quality or a new skill. What do you cultivate?  While I admit it’s not my favorite thing to do, sometimes I do cultivate my garden. I spend Continue reading

Lack Of Consistency After Divorce Leads Some Teens To Alcohol, Marijuana Use


In September, I was intrigued during a workshop with teens to hear that a lack of consistency after parental divorce had led a number of teens and their peers to start using pot and to start drinking. I conducted this Continue reading