As many parents of next year's kindergarteners talk proudly about where their children will go to school, families with preschoolers who have or may have special needs often wonder: what about MY child? How can I help him reach his maximum potential? Where can I find the best tutors, therapists, and schooling support? Consultant Toby Glick ofParentConfidantecan help you. This is the time to call her--before her fall rush. Toby also helps families with older children find schools, therapists, and support.If you have a special needs child or know someone who does who needs help, you can reach Toby at 646-300-1881 orToby(at)ParentConfidante.com.
As many parents of next year's kindergarteners talk proudly about where their children will go to school, families with preschoolers who have or may have special needs often wonder: what about MY child? How can I help him reach his maximum potential? Where can I find the best tutors, therapists, and schooling support?
Consultant Toby Glick ofParentConfidantecan help you. This is the time to call her--before her spring rush: 646-300-1881.
Toby Glick of ParentConfidante can help you find the best speech, physical, occupational, or ABA therapists in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester or New Jersey. She also knows the top pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the NY metro area. Get more info about Toby's services at www.parentconfidante.com.
There have never been more therapists, psychologists, developmental pediatricians, and neurologists who have been more eager to label your preschool-aged child. Receiving a diagnosis of a learning disability --nonverbal learning disability, asperger's, auditory processing disorder, "on the spectrum", the list goes on. Parents can easily seek reports from professional after professional, spending thousands of dollars in the process and subjecting their children to numerous doctor's appointments, observations, and tests.
In my experience, early diagnoses are often incorrect, and they unnecessarily upset parents. Focusing on children's needs and putting together programs to help with challenges is infinitely more helpful than any useless label. Anyway, as children age, their needs often change. A label is static, children are not.
Toby Glick of ParentConfidante helps parents navigate these murky waters. You can learn more at www.parentconfidante.com or email toby(at)parentconfidante.com.
When he is older, your child may need a tutor for physics, BC Calculus, Mandarin Chinese, marine biology, or any other subject with which you the parent lack expertise.
But luckily, it's different for the kindergarten ERB. You and your skilled babysitter can handle preschool / kindergarten skills. You don't need to outsource this job to a fancy tutor, which is why I don't offer tutoring services. Tutoring four year olds is not a business I want to be in.
Preparing for the ERB should be like stimulating play, not cram school. It also, especially today, should not be a waste of money.
Unless your child has a developmental lag, in which case you will probably want to hire a therapist, your child will do best working with you or a skilled caretaker. That way preparation is play, not "prep". We're talking about four-year-olds. We want to keep their lives reasonable despite the unfortunate expectations private schools place upon them.
With my program, Preschoolers' Prep, I teach you what skills and capabilities admissions directors seek from applicants, and recommend a personalized ERB Kit with educational toys and workbooks. I am very proud of the scores my clients' children have achieved with my program, and the fact that kids have had fun while learning. To learn more or call 212-712-2228 9am-9pm EST. Limited enrollment available so reserve your child's space.
Moving to New York City? As an educational consultant who helps relocating families find Manhattan and Brooklyn schools, neighborhoods, and enrichment activities, people often come to me for book recommendations. Here are some of my favorites for NYC transferees and residents looking at NYC public schools: