1. Foreign Language Waiver Evaluation

    Learning a second language is part of almost every student’s academic process. But, for some, acquiring a second language is not possible for several reasons. Those with certain developmental disabilities often cannot learn a second language. There are other individuals who struggle to learn the required foreign language in middle school or high school no matter what interventions are provided. …Read More

  2. Investing In Therapy

    We often easily spend money on things like beauty, working out, nights out, and extracurricular activities for our children. But when it comes to our mental and emotional well-being, why do we hesitate to invest in something that is so vital to our functioning and ability to enjoy or fully engage in life? For many individuals who decide to engage in therapy, it is typically not a long-term need. E…Read More

  3. How to Successfully Search for a Therapist

    When someone starts a search for a therapist, there are many options where they can start their search. For those who start by looking on their insurance company website and printing out a list of providers within a specific area, you know the frustration of calling a long list only to either not receive a phone call back at all, to be told “no new patients” or to find out that the provider no…Read More

  4. 504 Plan for ADHD

    “People with ADHD have more thoughts before breakfast than most people have all day.”- Anonymous The above quote indicates how people with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) are comparatively more energetic, creative, and spontaneous in their daily lives. For a child with ADHD (or ADD), it can be difficult to get going in the morning and transition from home to school. Also…Read More

  5. How to Overcome Back-to-school Anxiety in Students

    The end of the summer can be very upsetting for many students. Going back-to-school means having a hectic schedule, lots of homework, and the same boring “early to bed and early to rise” routine. Many children and teenagers also experience difficulty with transitions and “switching” their brain back to learning mode after a summer of camp, relaxation, and family vacations. While a majority…Read More

  6. CBT-I Therapeutic Treatment for Insomnia

    We all experience that occasional night or two where we cannot sleep. We toss and turn, thoughts and worry running through our heads. This is a normal reaction to life’s stressors such as relationship issues, loss, or job stress. When sleepless nights persist for three nights per week for at least three months, this is chronic insomnia. Many people turn to over-the-counter treatments such as Ben…Read More

  7. What is Anxiety Therapy and how can it help me?

    Everyone experiences some level of stress in their daily living, and almost everyone feels anxious from time-to-time. Stress is a physiological arousal response that allows us to be attentive and responsive to situations. Healthy stress is when the brain perceives and interprets real threats that are immediate or in the near future, then engages the mind in problem-solving tasks to eliminate these…Read More

  8. Your Brief Guide to 504 Plan for Anxiety

    Any individual suffering from any type of physical or mental disability can come across several kinds of challenges and hurdles in their daily life. Students spend most of their time at schools or colleges where they are promised a nurturing and healthy learning environment. Therefore, in order to diminish any sort of discrimination and difficulties faced by the students who are not eligible for s…Read More

  9. What are the symptoms of anxiety in children and how is it treated in therapy?

    For an adult, anxiety symptoms often include excessive worry, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, difficulty sleeping and panic attacks that are often misinterpreted as a heart attack. Anxiety often presents differently in children. Behaviors such as severe tantrums, night terrors, school refusal and avoidance, as well as increased somatic symptoms such as stomachaches, …Read More

  10. Does your child or adolescent with anxiety qualify for an IEP or a 504 Plan?

    At Dr. Angela Reiter & Associates in Eastchester, NY, we can assist you in determining whether an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or a 504 Plan is more appropriate for your child or adolescent experiencing anxiety. A federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that public schools create an IEP for every child receiving special education services. K…Read More