Just as the Doctor Ordered

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Having just come home from the doctor’s office, mom gives some antibiotics to her sick son. Her son takes the first dose, makes a face, and says, “It tastes awful! I am not taking any more!” The mom promises her son that he can stop taking the medicine just as soon as he is better. After a few days of cajoling, convincing, and bribing, her…

A New R in School – RTI

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Tommy is struggling to learn how to read while Sally does not seem to understand how to do math. Tommy and Sally’s parents know their children are struggling but don’t know where to turn to get the help that their children seem to need. What most parents don’t know is that there has been a major change in the way that schools try to help…

Step Away from the “Guarantee”

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A couple is huddled over a computer looking for information on why their son might be having trouble focusing his attention. They find a website that guarantees immediate results or their money back. The website appears and claims very impressive results, even including positive testimonials from other parents who have used the services for their children. The couple is convinced that this treatment might be…

Have Teens Make Room for Sleep

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“I only got four hours of sleep last night because I was cramming for the exam today,” said Matt to one of his teenage friends. “Oh yeah, I just got a couple of hours of sleep as I had to study for two exams today,” replied his friend. This type of exchange is common as sleep is often viewed by adolescents as a luxury and…