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  • The Shy Child by Leah Davies, M.Ed.
    December 18, 2017 ChildsWork Support

    The Shy Child by Leah Davies, M.Ed.

    Shyness is often misunderstood because it is not one emotion, but a mixture of fear, tension, apprehension and/or embarrassment. Shy children seem to lack confidence and are self-conscious especially in new surroundings or when they are the center of attention....

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  • Feeling Good About Me by Donna Hammontree
    February 24, 2016 Gary Yorke

    Feeling Good About Me by Donna Hammontree

    Feeling good about me was something I sought for my patients to achieve. Through a game that was developed by Michael R Sheehan, PhD, called The Self-Esteem Game we did achieve it. The first time I played it in my...

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  • Do You Know If Your Child Is Being Bullied?
    June 30, 2014 Gary Yorke

    Do You Know If Your Child Is Being Bullied?

    Learning how to stop bullying in school begins with the recognition that it exists, that it is not just ‘what kids do’, and that there are ways to stop bullying. During an interview with Peggy Moss, a nationally known expert...

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  • Autism and friendship
    February 20, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and friendship

    I remember watching my daughter when she was young, sifting sand through her fingers and watching it fall, right beside a group of kids her age. They would be digging and pouring and building together and she would be cupping...

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  • Empathy Fail
    February 18, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Empathy Fail

    When I put myself in her shoes (oh my god, do these make my calves look fat?) I’m still just a guy wearing woman’s shoes (figuratively speaking).
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  • Autism and empathy
    January 16, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and empathy

    Before my life as a stay-at-home mom/writer/taxi driver, I was the director of an autism center. I had the privilege of watching countless children and teens on the spectrum come in and out of our doors every day. One of...

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  • The History of Play Therapy
    October 5, 2012 Gary Yorke

    The History of Play Therapy

    The importance of play, and particularly it’s importance in the life of a child, has been documented for many, many years by famous philosophers, educators, scientists and psychologists.  The greek philosopher Plato (429-347 B.C.) once said “you can discover more...

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  • What is Play Therapy?
    September 28, 2012 Gary Yorke

    What is Play Therapy?

    Play therapy is a popular form of psychotherapy used with children. For young children, generally ages three though eleven, traditional talk therapy is not effective. Children have not yet acquired the verbal skills necessary nor the emotional development necessary for...

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  • Kids Count 2012 Data Book Reveals
    July 27, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Kids Count 2012 Data Book Reveals

    Kids Count 2012 Data Book Reveals Low Numbers in Preschool Education across the Races Fewer than half (47%) of all American children attended preschool from 2008-2010. However this number, as was reported in the Anne E. Casey Foundation’s 23rd annual...

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  • Happy Birthday Title IX!!
    June 13, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Happy Birthday Title IX!!

    Next week will mark the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon signing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, more popularly known simply as Title IX. This landmark piece of legislation changed the face of American education across the genders...

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