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In honor of Michael Yasick, former senior executive at Shire, a $2,000 monetary award is offered to individuals diagnosed with ADHD who will be enrolled in college in 2014. The Shire Scholarship Program also is offering the scholarship winner a year of ADHD coaching. The program plans to award 55 winners. Recipients of the scholarship [...]

The Kennedy Kennedy Krieger Institute issued the following release: "In a study published today in the Clinical Neuropsychologist (e-publication ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found differences in the brain development of preschool children with symptoms of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Results showed the region of the brain important for cognitive and motor [...]

Focus On Academics West

What do you get when you cross science-based learning initiatives with individualized learning support? Academics West calls it metacognitive learning. Academics West, based in Manhattan, is not a private school, per se. Rather, it is a scientifically based learning methodology that can be used to reach a variety of students with a variety of different [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. As American teens reported greater levels of stress than adults in 2013, spending on prescription drugs for treating depression and anxiety in teens has also increased. Although these mental health issues have many causes, unresolved stress seems to be a prominent one. So what [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Please contact shamir@shamirkhan.com directly to obtain a discount code for NYC Private Schools Blog readers (or if your need a scholarship to attend for free). If you a school administrator, please [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Below please find a PARTIAL list of confirmed speakers & moderators. There are a number of other speakers who have committed, but we are awaiting final confirmation and will publish their [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. Class size. It can be an unsettling thought to imagine your child getting lost in a sea of 20+ other students, desperately hoping that he or she is recognized as an individual and not simply a number. All too often, children can feel overwhelmed [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite Sponsored by * Jade’s Toy Box * NYC Private Schools Blog * NYC G&T Blog * TestingMom.com *Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center in Partnership with Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education, Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE), Twice Exceptional Children’s [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite Sponsored by * Jade’s Toy Box * NYC Private Schools Blog * NYC G&T Blog * TestingMom.com *Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center in Partnership with Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education, Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE), Twice Exceptional Children’s [...]

Learning takes place in different ways and at different rates. Some children are faster than the norm, some are slower. But it isn't all about the pace with which learning takes place, either. Sometimes children have developmental delays which make their natural growth and learning path more challenging. Parents often find that many public schools [...]

Focus on The Lang School

The Lang School is a unique New York City private school for children kindergarten through eighth grade that opened its doors in September 2010. Its focus is on twice exceptional children called 2e. Twice exceptional children are children with high potential/gifted, but they have other challenges such as ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, dyslexia, anxiety, sensory processing [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) – PARENT WORKSHOP SERIES Register today at: Eventbrite Presented by * Jade’s Toy Box * NYC Private Schools Blog * NYC G&T Blog * TestingMom.com in Partnership with Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A Dialogue about Education for Parents of Accelerated Learners The Workshop [...]

Often, NYC parents of children with special needs struggle to find an appropriate summer program for their children. Big Apple Day Program (BADP) is a new therapeutic summer program that aims to offer an additional choice for NYC parents of children with special needs. Big Apple Day Program (BADP) is a Manhattan co-ed summer day [...]

"A recent study by Merikangas and colleagues published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) shows that only half of adolescents that are affected with severely impairing mental disorders ever receive treatment for these conditions. The researchers found that approximately one third of adolescents [...]

After many hours of recognizing that something about her child, Ben, wasn’t quite right, Jennifer, with the support of her son’s school, finally sought a psychological evaluation. After many hours of interviews, testing and a physical, the psychologist delivered the news firmly but gently, “Your child has an Obsessive-Compulsive disorder.” Jennifer later explained, “The hard [...]

I admit it, when I think of diversity I often overlook learning styles, instead thinking of race as the de facto diversity initiative. Another admission, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) used to be the first descriptor that came to mind when considering learning styles. The term "lexicon," has been surfacing in many of my independent school [...]

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Our Mission The NYC Private Schools Blog is an online community which encompasses all aspects of NYC private, independent, and religious schools (approximately 800 schools). As an independent, parent-focused blog, here is a sampling of the topics we cover: • NYC private schools in all 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, & Staten Island); • [...]