ACADEMIC DIFFICULTIES

Children and adolescents face a complex set of demands at school. Academic difficulties can lead to a child feeling terrible about him/herself and lead to emotional problems. Likewise, low self-esteem and emotional problems can lead to school-related difficulties.
 
DOES YOUR CHILD…?

  • Show a decline in motivation and grades at school
  • Refuse to go to school
  • Think he is “dumb”
  • Get called “dumb” by classmates
  • Have a million excuses when it comes to doing homework
  • Repeatedly lose report cards and forget assignments
  • Have a hard time paying attention and staying focused
  • Worry incessantly about tests and grades
  • Get into trouble for talking too much and fooling around in class
  • Refuse to see a tutor or get help from teachers
  • Cheat on tests
  • Work really hard but still get poor grades

 
HOW CAN I HELP?
 
One of my specialties in working with children and adolescents is academic and motivational problems. With years of experience in the educational system—as a teacher, university professor, and motivation researcher, I offer a variety of solutions for your child’s difficulties. Therapy consists of individual sessions as well as parent and family sessions. When appropriate, I consult with teachers. The goal of therapy is for your child to be engaged at school, develop a sense of competence and resilience, feel comfortable seeking help from teachers, and perform academically at an optimal level.