Selecting A Social Skills Group

Social skills groups can be a helpful therapeutic treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who experience difficulty establishing and maintaining positive relationships and friendships with their peers. These groups provide an opportunity for participants to learn and practice… Read More

Encouragement for Parents: When Starting the School Year is a Challenge

My son started kindergarten this fall and I wish I could say that it was a pleasant lovely beginning filled with boxes of crayons, glitter glue, scissors, and books. Instead, it was hard. In response to this challenging… Read More

Preparing Parents for the Push for STEM Education

Educators across the country are responding to the push for STEM education. As a parent, it is in your student’s best interest that you understand what STEM education is and how you can support your student. STEM is… Read More

Free Seminar – Taking A Stand: Learn Solutions to Hurtful Words and Bullying

Join Hank Skulstad, M.A. at the Woodland Hills Branch Library, Friday, April 5th at 4:30pm for this FREE presentation. If you are looking to learn more about bullying, this event is for you! Participants of this event will… Read More

Free Seminar – Parent Tips for Developing Social Skills

Learning Dynamics and Family Focus Resource Center are hosting a FREE Social Skills Seminar/Workshop next Thursday, December 6th from 10am-12pm at our location in Woodland Hills. This seminar is for caregivers of children….typically developing and those with special… Read More

Fostering Communication in Your Child

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) frequently struggle with interpreting and producing verbal and nonverbal communication. These struggles often include eye contact, facial expressions, body postures, gestures, social rules, prosody, and figures of speech. However, there are several… Read More

Play Time: Superheroes?

My little boy is enthusiastic about everything, but has recently expressed a lot of enthusiasm for superhero play. He wants to fly around the house. He wants to use light sabers and swords. He thinks superheroes do karate,… Read More

Character: Sow and Reap

You just won one million dollars! What would you do with it? When we were younger, my dad would periodically ask my brother and I that question, and all too often to my immature mind.  For me, steps… Read More

Celebrating Fatherhood: The Sweetest Moments

I came across this excerpt celebrating fatherhood from Max Lucado’s The Applause of Heaven. As I aspire to consistently respond in this way, it surely captured my heart’s expression of how, as a parent, I hope to be… Read More

Maximizing the Opportunity to Learn II

You might be surprised to learn that, occasionally, parents ask teachers for additional homework or more challenging homework for their children. More homework is rarely the appropriate prescription for young learners. When a student is experiencing challenges at… Read More