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Topics

Anxiety

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Understanding Anxiety in Children

Dawn Hill and Terri McNeely,
The Child & Family Counseling
Center of Westlake
(2014)


What Is Typical Behavior for an Elementary School-Aged Child?

Natale Badillo, Kenneth A. De Luca, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc.
(2015)


When is the Worry Too Much?

Dr. Molly McVoy, University Hospitals Department of Psychiatry
(2016)


How Play Therapy Helps Anxiety and Behavior

Tierney Payne. The Nord Center
(2019)

Additional Resources: The Anxiety Diagnosis Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field. Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the behavior category for strategies to cope with anxiety.

Attention Issues

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Executive Function 101: Why It is Important and How You Can Help Your Child

Jennifer Negrey, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Danielle Petrizoelle, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
(2016)


Impulsivity in the
School-Aged Child

Don Caserta, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2014)


Strategies for Managing Hyperactivity/Impulsivity in Children

Kimberly Burkhart, PhD, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
(2019)


An Overview of ADHD

Don Caserta, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2014)

Additional Resources: The Attention Issues Diagnosis Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field. Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the sensory issues category and the school category.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Executive Function 101: Why It is Important and How You Can Help Your Child

Jennifer Negrey, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Danielle Petrizoelle, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
(2016)


Strategies for Managing Hyperactivity/Impulsivity in Children

Kimberly Burkhart, PhD, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
(2019)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the behavior category, the sensory issues category, the social skills category, the special needs parenting category and the school category to help children with autism spectrum disorders.

Behavior

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Solutions to Anger and Defiance

Dr. Nora McNamara and Dr. Solomon Zaraa, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
(2018)


Modify Your Child's Behavior Using Proven Kazdin Method

Cynthia Petrucci and Lora Zoller, Applewood Centers Inc.
(2017)


Understanding Your Child's Challenging Behaviors

Katie Greenleaf, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2017)


Setting Appropriate Limits for
Your Child

Rebecca Boyle, PhD,
Albert Einstein Academy
(2018)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the sensory issues category for behavior strategies specifically related to sensory issues.

Family Issues

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Electronic Addiction: The New Epidemic

Jay Berk, PhD, of Jay Berk PhD
and Associates
(2019)


Is It Really Bullying?

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2017, 2012)


Why Doesn't My Kid LISTEN to Me? (And How to Make it Better)

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2014)


Strategies to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Elementary-Aged Children

Sandra Curran and Pam Spinner, Support 4 Teachers and Families
(2015)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the special needs parenting category for family topics specifically related to parenting a child with a disability.

Fine Motor Issues

 


Stepping Stones for Successful Writing

Christine A. Chambers, Abilities First
(2015)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the learning disabilities category and the sensory issues category to help children with fine motor issues.

Food Allergies

 


Living with Food Allergies: What You Need to Know

Dr. Brian Schroer, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
(2016)

Additional Resources: The Food Allergies Diagnosis Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field.

Giftedness

 


Supporting the Social Development of Gifted Kids

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2018)


Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2018)

Additional Resources: The Gifted or Twice-Exceptional Diagnosis Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field. Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the attention issues category and the learning disabilities category for strategies to help twice-exceptional learners.

Learning Disabilities

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Executive Function 101: Why It is Important and How You Can Help Your Child

Jennifer Negrey, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Danielle Petrizoelle, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
(2016)


All About Reading

Tammie Sebastian, The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
(2017)


How Visual Skills Impact Learning and Attention

Dr. Alex Andrich, The Vision Development Team and Dr. Leah Steele, Madison Eye Care
(2016)

Additional Resources: The Learning Disabilities Diagnosis Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field. Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the attention issues category and the school category.

Nutrition

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Solutions for Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders

Stefanie Peck and Brenda Richards, The Center for LifeSkills
(2018)


No Body is Perfect

Kelly Bhatnagar, PhD, The Emily Program
(2017)


Solutions for Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders

Dr. Alice McIntyre and Mary Lou Kennedy, Cleveland Clinic
(2015)


Feeding and Diet Changes

Marge Robison (part 1) and Christine A. Chambers, Abilities First (part 2)
(2012)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the sensory issues category for feeding issues related to sensory processing and the food allergies category for nutrition issues related to food allergies.

School

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Is It Really Bullying?

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow and Associates
(2017, 2012)


All About Reading

Tammie Sebastian, The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
(2017)


Taking the Battle Out of Homework

Terri McNeely, The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake
(2015)


Homework Strategies

Allison Frazier and Gina Edgehouse, Julie Billiart School
(2015)

Additional Resources: The School Services Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field. Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the attention issues category and the specific learning disabilities category for strategies to help children with learning disabilities and ADHD.

Sensory Issues

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Sensory Strategies to Build Every Child's Self Control and Competence

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow and Associates and Christine A. Chambers, Abilities First
(2019)


Managing Meltdowns

Christine A. Chambers, Abilities First
(2016, 2017)


Introducing Sensory: A Reason for Behavior Problems?

Denise Attie, Mercy Rehabilitation Services
(2016, 2017)


Strategies to Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Elementary-Aged Children

Sandra Curran and Pam Spinner, Support 4 Teachers and Families
(2015)

Additional Resources: The Sensory Issues Diagnosis Resource Page provides top four organizations, books and websites, as identified by local experts in the field. Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the nutrition category for feeding issues related to sensory processing and the behavior category for strategies to deal with challenging behaviors resulting from sensory overload.

Social Skills

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Social Skills for Preschoolers

Aletta Sinoff, Daily Behavioral Health
(2015)


Positive Play with Preschoolers

Jennifer Knott, Rec2Connect
(2018)


How to Help Your Elementary-Age Child Make Friends

Tracy Biller, Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC
(2015)


How to Help Your Socially Awkward Pre-Teen Make Friends

Jamie Hughes, The KIDnections Group
(2014)

Special Needs Parenting

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How to Apply for Grants for Children with Special Needs

Julie K. Robie, Community Fund Management Foundation (CFMF) and Amy Clawson, Ohio Family 2 Family
(2019)


Changes to Ohio Waivers

Gary Tonks, The Arc of Ohio
(2019)


It's NOT All About The Diagnosis

Meghan Barlow, PhD, Meghan Barlow & Associates
(2015)


How to Get the Most Out of Your Child's Therapy

Sara Solet, Speech Spot
(2016)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the family issues category for more general family and parenting topics.

Speech & Language

 


Help Me Talk: Strategies to Improve Communication

Stefanie Peck and Deborah Finley, The Center for LifeSkills
(2018)


Communication Temptations

Ellen Spear, Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC
(2014)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the behavior category for strategies to deal with challenging behavior resulting from communication issues.

Visual Impairment, Including Blindness

 


How Visual Skills Impact Learning and Attention

Dr. Alex Andrich, The Vision Development Team and Dr. Leah Steele, Madison Eye Care
(2016)

Additional Resources: Families may also benefit from listening to podcasts in the behavior category, the sensory issues category, the social skills category, the special needs parenting category and the school services category to help children with visual impairment.

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