California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) Annual Convention

Dr. Kierce at CASP's 70th Annual Convention Dr. Kierce joined school psychologists throughout California in Long Beach this week for the 70th Annual CASP Convention. She presented on a topic that combined her passion for children, externalizing challenges, and resiliency with her knowledge of school psychology, clinical psychology, and psychoanalytic theory. Rooted in her doctoral [...]

Briefing: The House of Representatives Dyslexia Caucus

Drs. Kierce and Forchelli spent yesterday afternoon at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC with U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, stakeholders, and community advocates for children with learning disabilities. The purpose of the briefing was to bring increased awareness to congress regarding the impact of learning disabilities on children, families, and society. Check out the [...]

Too Much Screen Time Can Have Lasting Consequences for Young Children’s Brains

According to researcher Sheri Madigan, children who spent more time using TV or computers showed poorer performance on developmental tasks with regard to memory, attention, language and communication skills, social interactions, and problem solving than children who had limited access to technology. Recommended use for children is one hour per day for quality educational programs. [...]

Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families: Empowering young people to make informed decisions about their mental health

Greetings! I was lucky enough to visit the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families when I was in London last year. Ms. Freud pioneered the Centre just a few houses down from where she lived with her Father, Sigmund Freud, after fleeing Vienna during the Nazi regime. At that time, she took the lead [...]