An Ages-Old Question About School Goals

“There are 12 district and 9 charter schools opening in the Bronx this fall, with each offering a different structure and specialty emphasis,” writes the author of “Twenty-one New Specialty Schools to Open in Bronx,” an article on the website Education News. According to the author, each of these new schools will “cater to very… Read more »

Natural Ways To Improve Focus

There has been an awful lot of press lately about an unfortunate, increasing trend among many high school and college students: the non-prescription abuse of powerful drugs used to treat ADHD, such as Adderall, to sharpen focus and improve academic performance. The desire to have focused clarity when it comes to academic performance is certainly… Read more »

When And Why To Consider An Educational Evaluation

Obtaining an educational evaluation is a crucial step in getting help for a struggling student. Many questions can arise for people when they are thinking about having their child or themselves evaluated.Here, our evaluation team answers some of the questions that commonly arise early in this process.

The Value Of Quiet Time

In the hustle and bustle of after-school programs and sports and the myriad other activities in which this generation’s students are encouraged to participate, it can be easy to lose sight of the ultimate goal of education: to help our children and young adults grow and mature into well-rounded members of our society.  To that… Read more »

Neutral And Positive Responses To Attention Difficulties

Helping students to develop the ability to sustain attention is a goal for all parents and educators.  That task is especially difficult when the student has ADHD and it is often easy to become exasperated when helping these kids.  In this week’s blog post, Mark Carey, QWERTY’s founder, suggests various strategies and orienting reminders which… Read more »

Protecting Our Children From Digital “Overexposure.”

Every digital age parent’s dilemma: How do I protect my kids when social media and an online presence is fast becoming ‘the norm’? The facts are becoming more alarming every year.  By the time they are 2 years old, 90% of all American children have a digital footprint – often starting with postings of sonograms,… Read more »