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President's Blog ~ October 2019

October 1, 2019

The time of change is in the air as children go back to school, the leaves begin to change and fall and the last memories of summer begin to fade as we prepare for the year ahead. During this time of change, there can be additional stress in families’ lives. The pressures of school, hectic schedules, and managing family and extracurricular activities can be challenging. Every year, as our families grow and become older, we face new challenges. Sometimes we may not feel equipped to deal with the challenges before us and they may test our abilities as parents, caregivers, spouses, and friends....

Attending College with Social Communication Deficit - Part 2

June 13, 2019

Click here to download full article. At an early age James* was diagnosed with ADHD and General Anxiety Disorder. After struggling to succeed in a public school setting, he attended a private high school where he was able to complete his studies in 4 years and graduate with his class in the spring of 2016. Following graduation, he decided to pursue a lifelong dream of attending college, studying Co...
Attending College with Social Communication Deficit - Part 1

Attending College with Social Communication Deficit - Part 1

June 6, 2019

Click here to download full article. At an early age James* was diagnosed with ADHD and General Anxiety Disorder. After struggling to succeed in a public school setting, he attended a private high school where he was able to complete his studies in 4 years and graduate with his class in the spring of 2016. Following graduation, he decided to pursue a lifelong dream of attending college, studying Computer Science to support his growing interest in computer programming. As p...
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Does Therapy Work?

May 7, 2019

Nancy K. Gajee, Ph.D. & Matthew J. Pecoraro, MSW From May 5th to May 11th we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. This annual event invites us to reflect on the ways we can help children grow, learn, and thrive - especially the one-in-five children that the CDC reports struggle with diagnosable mental health concerns.** Here we address some common questions we’ve heard parents, teachers, and even youth ask about ways therapy can help when children struggle with emotional and behavioral issues. Does therapy work?Yes! Therapy works for many of the mental health problems exp...

President's Blog ~ March 2019

March 5, 2019

As winter draws to a close, the final weeks of often dark and dismal days slowly begin to give way to the signs of spring. The long winter months can be difficult for those of us who live in the northeast, and seasonal depression is common as winter wears on into February and March. Children are working hard in school with summer seeming a distant future. For some children, the lack of being able to go outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine can lead to them feeling cooped up and needing an outlet. Some families may seek help at our Center for Effective Child Therapy to ...
CECT Article: School Refusal Red Flags

SCHOOL REFUSAL: Reasons and Red Flags that Every Parent Should Know

October 18, 2018

By Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D.Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, Boston MA Click Here to Download the Article  Statistics indicate that as many as 25% of school-aged children will engage in some degree of refusing to go to school before they reach 18. For some students, school refusal (when a child resists going to school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school) can be a symptom of a more si...

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