The Blog

As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

ADHD… Is It Really?

There are no diagnostic tests for ADHD. Parents need to visit the school, question the principal about the number of students diagnosed with ADHD. Continue reading

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Things To Do Before School Starts

It  is  the  time of year when  parents  bring  their  young children  to  school to register for kindergarten  in  the  fall. They  are  ready for “real” school now.  Parents can  do  several things to ensure their child’s success in this … Continue reading

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Are Tests For Learning Disabilities Valid?

Learning disabilites and testing to detect them has come under scrutiny lately because it seems to have gotten out of hand.  What started as a good idea became mired in bureaucratic regulations and laws to the point where the test … Continue reading

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Visit Your Child’s School, It is Important

In the book, “The Cunning Man” the author, Robertson Davies, creates a character named Dr. Jonathan Hullah. Dr. Hullah discusses why he would never give up house calls. The details he sees in the house help him to make a … Continue reading

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