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Selective Mutism

Selectively mute children can not speak in select social settings, sometimes so anxious that they appear to freeze. It is a stark contrast to situations where they feel secure and...
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How to trick your kids into reading

Do you have a reluctant reader? Literacy specialist Henrik Hoeg shares his best tips and most devious tricks to get kids hooked on books with the SCMP.
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Assessments for Boarding School Applications

The BFDC offers testing services for students applying to boarding school or other types of schools abroad.
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Does your child have a lisp?

Most lisps appear around the age of 2 and resolve by themselves by the age of 6. Some lisps, however, need immediate attention from a Speech and Language Therapist.
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Student Success Coach

The BFDC's Student Success Coach works with students who have had a Psychoeducational Assessment, and have been identified as benefitting from one-on-one support and encouragement to reach their full potential.
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The Fallacy of the “Summer Slide”

Learning that is lost by taking a few weeks away from the classroom was never good learning to begin with. Henrik Hoeg debunks the bogus concept of "summer slide".
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Learning Through Natural Consequences

Children learn best when they are allowed to experience the consequences of their actions or choices, within reasonable bounds of safety and well-being. By Katrina Rozga CCC MC (Psych).
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Insomnia and Mental Health

Almost every mental illness is associated with poor sleep, either as cause or effect. Dr. Alison Cook adds her knowledge to this article on managing insomnia.
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5 myths of giftedness

Common misconceptions about bright students’ can often conceal their special needs and prevent them from reaching their academic potential. Read about now the myths of giftedness hinder, rather than help,...
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