The Corona virus pandemic is a twisted ironic beat in humanity’s recent narrative that not only tested our will to survive in the face of potential illness and death, but our will to survive in face of being deprived of two of the most important drives in human life: to work and to be with others. Social distancing has put us all in a bind: keep our loved ones safe by avoiding them. This has meant not touching them, not going out to dinner [...]
News about the virus surfacing in Wuhan, China in late 2019, did not take many by shock. We had all thought the virus was under control, up until it simply wasn’t. With the danger of this poorly understood pandemic looming over us and an increasing number of people being affected every day, it has become imperative to keep distance from people in our lives. As a society, we thrive on dialectics, on the exchange of favors and services, and most of us have had a [...]
I will admit, I have never been the most tech savvy gal. While my closest friends pursued degrees in media and technology, graphics and design, I buried myself in books about psychology. When it came to research papers, I knew I could rely on my friends to help manage the technical difficulties that would arise. Naturally, they went on to pursue careers in marketing, fashion and advertising and I went on to become a mental health therapist. Five years into my career, and many [...]
Staying informed (staying up to date with important and factual information from reliable sources in order to protect yourself and your loved ones). Focusing on what’s within your control right now (am I focusing on something that could happen but may not? Is this within my control? Can I do anything about it)? Setting boundaries (limiting the amount of time you spend reading the news or any other information that feels overwhelming). Practice mindfulness and grounding (taking time to unwind, take deep breaths, and [...]
Assistive technology is a common recommendation following psychoeducational assessment for learning disabilities and many other learning challenges. Despite how commonly it is recommended, however, it can be confusing for both parents and students to understand its purpose and how it might support students in the classroom. There are also some misconceptions about assistive
technology. This post will hopefully help you decide if technology can help your child succeed!