Month: July 2017

DCC-504 Plan not working

WHAT TO DO WHEN THE IEP STOPS WORKING

The most important sections of the IEP/504 Plan are the services and accommodations. On IEPs, services are on a “service delivery page,” which lists the services, when and where your child will get them, and the qualifications of the service provider. In addition, it’s also important to understand your child’s IEP/504 accommodations. Accommodations allow your child to access the curriculum and may include assistive technology or preferential seating, to name a few.
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Helpful Tips To Tackle Anxiety Throughout the Week

Helpful Tips To Tackle Anxiety Throughout the Week

Anxiety has the power to cripple our ability to get things done.

When we experience the hallmarks of anxiety (racing thoughts, tightness in chest, panic etc.), the perception of our obstacles throughout the week becomes worse if we don’t take action.

Why does this happen?

Whether you are a student or in the work force, anxiety can cripple your ability to perform at work or in the classroom and drain you of any energy needed to carry out tasks in your personal life.
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Adulthood

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) In Adulthood

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by the presence of one or more of the following symptoms:

  • hyperactivity
  • impulsivity
  • inattention

Commonly diagnosed during childhood and early adolescence, ADHD causes significant impairment for youngsters in academic and social settings. Several studies are available for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD but scarce information is available concerning the course of the disorder in adulthood.

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Effects of Diet on Mental Health

At the Duffy Counseling Center, we see many children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, …

Early Self-Regulation Leads to Improved Stress Tolerance

The University of Pittsburgh reviewed a 25 year longitudinal study covering the effects of early support for individuals …

Emotional Exhaustion: Causes, Symptoms, and Remedies

Emotional Exhaustion: Cause, Symptoms, and Remedies

In 2017, the American Psychological Association conducted a survey called Stress in America: The State of Our Nation and …