Neurodiversity & Learning

When I came up with the word “ThinkPrint,” I was speaking to a group of teachers about how to understand the test results from a child’s neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation. I was showing them the graphs of scores of children with different learning and other issues. The different patterns of strength and weakness across the Continue Reading

Some Wonderful Schools

Here are links to some wonderful schools: Franklin Academy:  https://fa-ct.org Green Chimneys: http://www.greenchimneys.org/ Kildonan School:   https://www.kildonan.org Mead School:  https://www.meadschool.org Villa Maria:  http://villamariaedu.org Windward School: http://thewindwardschool.org  

Sensory & Motor Issues

Sensory issues, sometimes referred to as Sensory Integration or Sensory Processing Disorder, tend to occur along with other issues. Problems with the Sensory system most often involve either being too sensitive (hypersensitive) or not sensitive enough (hyposensitivity) to specific sensory experience, in any of the senses (see Brain Basics). Children who are hypersensitive may be Continue Reading

Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is what we need to cultivate because our highly developed brains have forgotten how to attend to what is actually going on in the present moment – our thinking propels itself unchecked, distracting us, distressing us, keeping us stuck in old patterns of perception and feeling that don’t reflect what is happening now, who Continue Reading

ThinkPrint & Positive Psychology

Is the glass half-empty or half-full?  It is a valuable question. We can focus on what is wrong or missing, in our lives or ourselves, or or on what is right, what is available us to enjoy. This difference in perspective may make all the difference in our chances for health and happiness. But we Continue Reading

Traumatic Brain Injury

The brain is well protected inside the bony encasement of the skull, cushioned by a surrounding layer of spinal fluid. But sufficient force can cause damage to delicate brain tissue, and even minor injury can result in impairment of cognitive function and disturbance or mood and behavior.  The most common causes of traumatic brain injury Continue Reading