The Power of Language

Language is an essential ingredient for the development of self-regulation, which is critical to successful functioning in today’s world.

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Children at Social Risk

Children growing up in poverty face many challenges to academic success. Yet their potential to learn and achieve is great.

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Individuals with Autism

Knowledge and use of words that convey the internal state of ourselves as well as others can be taught and can be learned by individuals with autism.

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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Language can provide a web of organization to develop a plan, follow through on the plan, think about how well it worked, and make revisions.

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Young Children

Language enables children to develop organization and focus that aids in understanding and managing emotions.

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Emotional / Behavioral Disorders

Helping individuals with an emotional/behavioral disorder to develop language that is appropriately assertive offers an alternative to acting out.