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C. David MaxeyM.A.
Psychologist Associate Resident

Understanding comes before helping

Indeed, achieving a clear understanding of what’s causing a kid’s difficulties is the most important part of helping. Without that understanding, there’s the risk of haphazardly trying many different solutions. I help parents and teachers use empirically-supported strategies to identify the specific expectations kids are having difficulty meeting, compassionately engage kids in helping us understand the problems, and partner with kids to collaborate on ways to meet the expectations that are hard for them. Read more about my approaches on my blog, and if you have questions, I encourage you to contact me.