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5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms & Alternative Treatment Options | Orlando Counselor Therapist

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West answers 5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms and Alternative Treatments to Medication "You need to put your kids on Ritalin!" "You do not discipline your kids enough!" "He never comes to class prepared!" "Why don't you make her do her homework!" "He's all over the classroom!" "She's is a daze [...]

Teaching Leadership to learn Social Skills in Orlando | ADHD & ASD Counseling Orlando Expert Jim West

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Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West teachers Leadership to students to learn Social Skills Have you ever seen a Leader without Followers? "I was first!" "You are doing it wrong!" "I want to go next!" "Can I be first!" These are a few statements from students that most likely exhibit leadership skills. They [...]

Tips if you Suspect Developmental Delay in Your Child | Orlando Social Skills Counseling Services

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Rolling over, sitting, crawling, walking, cooing, speaking; these are just some of the basic developmental milestones we expect our young children to reach. When we suspect one or more of these is delayed, what do we do? Where do we turn? In Orange County, Florida, before a child is three years old, one can turn [...]

Middle School Transition Tips | My Elementary Student is Going to Middle School | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist “The thing I remember most about middle school was how tough it was. You're not quite an adult, but you're not a kid anymore.” Jen Walters” It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own [...]

Trauma: What To Do When Disaster Strikes | West Virginia Mine Explosion | Orlando Trauma & Loss Counseling

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Orlando Trauma & Loss Counseling The news of the devestating mine accident in Virginia recently brings into sharp focus how easy it is to have one's world turned upside down in a second. We are bombarded by tragic news stories of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, violent crime, abuse, murder and much more. Most people consider those examples [...]