End-of-Year Academic Testing is Approaching
The end of the academic year is quickly approaching and while it often marks a milestone for parents and children, it also brings a marathon of academic testing…much to the dread of students and parents everywhere.
These standardized tests that children have to sit – for hours on end – to complete, are typically the “one chance” they have to regurgitate every ounce of learning they completed over the academic year. For children with test anxiety, ADHD, or a learning disability, the process is particularly painful.
At Wellspring Behavioral Health, we offer academic testing to help parents, teachers, and counselors understand where a student’s strengths and weaknesses lie. Knowing how a student best learns can guide teaching, studying, and testing, making academic success a real possibility.
Contact us at Wellspring Behavioral Health today to learn more about academic testing services.
What Do You Do if Your Child is Struggling in School?
No matter how you find out that your child is struggling academically, figuring out how to best help them can prove difficult for many parents. Whether your child is struggling academically, with social skills, or something else school-related, parents and teachers can help – and stay empathetic during the process.
Utah Passes the Nation’s First Free-Range Parenting Law
The state of Utah has become the first in the Nation to protect free-range parenting and change the definition of child neglect in the process.
With the new free-range parenting law, parents can now allow their children to perform certain activities – such as walking to and from the park or letting them play outside – without adult supervision, given the child can demonstrate self-reliance and maturity. However, the new law doesn’t specify at which age a child can be left without adult supervision, or what they consider maturity – likely because each individual case or situation is different from another.