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Group Counseling for Social Skills
By Jennifer Oden
Group counseling can be one of the most effective contexts for young people to develop social skills. This article outlines the research pointing to this conclusion and some effective techniques for engaging youth in need of furthering their social skills.
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Parent who wants to see more teacher support
By agentdavid
I just got my son's grades a little while ago and I was shocked to see how poorly he is doing.  I am a single mother who works a lot so I don't have a lot of time to help him with his homework.  How… read more
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Developing Initiative in Youths
By Jennifer Oden
Developing initiative in youth is something that adults can help to expedite with the right techniques. This article explores the various mechanisms backed by compelling and helpful research on the topic from reputable psychologists. References are included for further reading.
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Social Skills Interventions
By Jennifer Oden
Helping children and young adults develop robust social skills sometime requires strategic and thoughtful interventions on behalf of parents or professionals trained in social skills development. This article outlines some proven techniques and provides resources to assist in social skills interventions.
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Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
By Jennifer Oden
Learning how to assess students and children who are experiencing emotional or behovioral stress is an important skillset for professionals and non-professionals alike. THis article explores the formal definitions posited by numerous bodies and provides practical insight that can be applied.
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How to Help Students Make Academic Progress
By Jennifer Oden
There are various theories around what best motivates students to learn. This article defines and summarizes a handful of the most widely used theories that can help teachers and parents set a student on a track to make clear academic performance with the right underlying motivations.
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Autism and social skills
By Miranda D.
Hello all.  Mother of 3 here.  My middle son has autism and he really struggles to make friends at school.  Any suggestions on how to connect him with a strong social group?
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