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HELPFUL ARTICLES FOR PARENTS BY DR. STEVE MIGDEN

For Parents: Understanding the Testing Report
For many parents, even those knowledgeable about learning disorders, education and child development, the comprehensive psycho-educational or neuro-psychological evaluation report – often running 12 or more single-spaced, typewritten pages – is an imposing and intimidating document... Continue Reading this Article

IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know
As most parents and professionals may already know, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was re-authorized by the United States government in late 2004. IDEA 2004, formally known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, was passed by both houses of Congress and then signed into law by President Bush on December 3, 2004... Continue Reading this Article

Common Sense In Judging E.S.T. Programs
The increased use of empirical research methods in psychology and education has been one of the most positive developments that I have witnessed in over 25 years of professional practice. Empirical research methods have helped us to better determine the effectiveness of treatments for troubled youth, including some of those used in residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness programs... Continue Reading this Article

Publications & Presentations by Dr. Steve Migden

Using Psychological Evaluations to Assist in Placement Planning: A Guide for the Therapeutic Educational Consultant. Pre-Conference Training Seminar, Independent Educational Consultants’ Association Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2015.

Boarding and Residential Programs for Special Needs Youth. Workshop, Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, January 24, 2017; Thrive: Full Spectrum Services, New York, NY, October 2015; and Bio Behavioral Institute, Great Neck, NY, October 2015.

Boarding and residential programs in the US for special needs students. Workshop, FOCUS - Focus on Children's Understanding in School, Hong Kong, China, June 2013.

Boarding and residential schools for students with learning disabilities. Workshop, Long Island Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, Melville, NY, April 2013.

The role of the educational consultant. Workshop Panelist, Backpacks to Book Bags Conference, Uniondale, NY, March 2013.

Educational consulting: A national overview of documentation best practices. Semi-Annual Conference of the Independent Educational Consultants' Association, Boston, Massachusetts, May 2012.

Special needs educational consulting. Presentation, Mount Sinai Hospital, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service, New York, New York, March 2012.

Boarding and residential programs for students with special needs. Presentation, Spectrum Services, New York, New York, November 2011.

Residential placement and advisement services for youth with special needs. Workshop, NYU Child Study Center, Lake Success, New York, April 2011.

Placement and referral services for boarding and residential programs. Workshop, Cognitive Behavioral Associates, Great Neck, New York, November 2010.

Alternative placement options for the behavior disordered adolescent. Workshop, Department of Probation, Suffolk County, New York, January 2010.

Alternative post-high school settings for the special needs student. Workshop presented at the 36th annual conference of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, March 2009.

Special needs educational consulting: An overview. Workshop, Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society, Child Study Group, January 2008.

Psychological and psychiatric problems of college students. Keynote presentation at the annual conference of the Department of Reading and Basic Education, Nassau Community College, August 2007.

Things to think about when you're thinking about college: A guide for students with LD/ADHD and their parents. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Long Island Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, March 2007, and at a special presentation for the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, October 2007.

The psychological report: A primer. Places for Struggling Teens, August 2006.

Common sense in judging empirically supported treatment programs. Places for Struggling Teens, August 2006.

What to look for in an evaluation report. Workshop for parents, New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, May 2006.

The 2004 Re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities with Education Act. Grand Rounds, Department or Pediatrics, Winthrop University Hospital, September 2005.

The New IDEA and its Implications. Workshop presented at the 32nd annual conference of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, March 2005.

Recent developments in learning disabilities. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, December 2004.

Psycho-educational evaluation. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Independent Educational Consultants’ Association, November 2004.

Self-esteem and the individual with LD. Workshop, Learning Disabilities Association of New York, October 2003.

An overview of learning disabilities. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Nassau University Medical Center, March 2003.

Self-esteem and depression in adolescents with specific learning disability. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, vol. 2, 2002, 145-160.

Assessing the high functioning adult with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Paper presented at the 28th annual conference of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, March 2001.

The emotional concomitants of specific learning disability. Grand Rounds, Center for Psychological Services and Clinical Studies, St. John’s University, April 2000.

Identifying and understanding the emotional aspects of dyslexia. Lecture presented at the 26th annual conference of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, March 1999.

Dyslexia and self-control: An ego psychoanalytic perspective. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, vol. 53, 1998, 282-299.

The role of transitional experiences in child psychotherapy: Dependence and trauma. Psychotherapy, vol. 31, no. 3, 1994, 398-406.

Specific learning disability in adolescents. Lecture, Department of Pediatrics, Long
Island Jewish Medical Center, June 1992.

Assessing specific learning disability in the standard psychological test battery. Workshop presented at the 19th annual conference of the New York Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, March 1992.

Psychotherapy with dyslexic children and adults. Panel chairperson, 18th annual conference of the New York Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, New York, March, 1991.

Dyslexia and psychodynamics: A case study of a dyslexic adult. Annals of Dyslexia, vol. 40, 1990, 107-116.

Dyslexia in historical perspective. Panel chairperson, 16th annual conference of the New York Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, New York, March 1989.

Emotional functioning and psychotherapy of the individual with specific learning disability. Paper presented at the 12th annual conference of the New York Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, New York, March 1985.

Treating children in concurrent psychotherapy-remediation. Annals of Dyslexia, vol. 33, 1983, 275-288. Originally presented at the 33rd national conference of the Orton Dyslexia Society, Baltimore, November 1982.



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