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Author Archive | George Tucker, PhD

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Learning Disabilities and Extreme Patterns of Responding to Others

In addition to classroom challenges, one of the challenges facing students with learning disabilities or challenges is learning to curtail extremes in the way they respond to various social interactions and/or not getting their way when they want something. What do I mean by extreme patterns of behavior? There are essentially three ways that we […]

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How to Deal with Learning Challenges of All Kinds

*+-We usually think of learning problems or disabilities as referring to school or academic problems. However, many children who do well in school have learning problems when it comes to getting along with peers, learning various types of sports, learning how to regulate their appetites in order to reach their ideal weight, learning how to […]

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Sports Psychology 101

Since so many of our articles and blogs are devoted to childrens’ problems and pathologies, I thought I would range outside of that territory to look at some of the applications of psychology to other, less clinically oriented areas of study. There are many applications of psychology into the world of sports and enhancing performance […]

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Sleep Problems and What to Do About Them

  According to Peg Dawson of the Seaport Coast Mental Health Center, as many as 30% of children suffer from sleep disorders. This amounts to three in ten children suffering from a lack of restful and restorative sleep. Much research has been done to indicate that getting enough sleep is critical for the daily restoration […]

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Attention and Concentration Problems

Attention and Concentration Problems:  Biofeedback and Neurofeedback as Alternative  Therapies for Helping Your Kids Perform Better in School, Sports, and Life Few of us have gone an entire day without hearing a commercial for neurofeedback training as an alternative to medication for children’s attention and concentration problems.  For parents who are fearful about the lack […]

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Making Boys Better Men

For the past twenty-five years, I have been doing support groups for men.  I do not call them therapy groups because men generally do not like to go to therapy.  It has been customary for men to enroll in greater numbers than women in alcohol or drug recovery programs, which are for some reasons perceived […]

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Learning Disabilities and Extreme Patterns of Thinking

In addition to classroom challenges, one of the challenges facing students with learning disabilities or challenges is learning to curtail extreme thinking patterns. Child Psychologist, Dr Thomas Achenbach has used the term “Externalizer” to refer to children who anger easily, deny or lie about their wrongdoing, blame others for their problems, or minimize the seriousness of […]

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