We have had a great deal of success with placements at Aspiro  (and here) and have a great deal of respect for their clinical team, (especially Gordon Day).  This subset program at Aspiro, called Vantage Point, takes quirky, socially awkward young men and does a fantastic job with them.  The profile for a young person going to Vantage Point is … Read More

Executive Functioning and The BIG Thanksgiving Dinner

 Photo Source Pulling off a big Thanksgiving feast for a large family sure takes a bunch of executive functioning skills.  At least if you have ADHD you can hyperfocus for the big day.  Let’s think about all the organization skills and elements that have to come together for it to work: First, getting all of the table linens out, and … Read More

What are study skills and why are they important?

Photo Source So many of the students we see at the Price Group lack good study skills.  Good study skills provide the structure we need to be both effective and efficient when we study. There is a simple study guide or process that students learned from John Galbary when he taught in Richland School District Two in the TLC program … Read More


(Photo source) When May and I first started working and referring students and families to therapeutic programs, one of the treatments that kept getting mentioned was DBT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I kept asking people to explain two terms to me: DBT and also Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  Although I had a psychology degree, these were terms that were being used … Read More

The Three Little Pigs: Building A Strong Foundation For College Success

If you go to visit a person in a hospital or nursing home, you may quickly realize they lack a sense of what day of the week it is, or have their days and nights mixed up, and you see that they are disoriented.  When a psychologist begins a  psychoeducational evaluation, their first assessment can be “is this person oriented … Read More

Diagnostic Labels: How Are They Changing?

May and I attended the Southeast Regional NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) in Asheville, NC on October 18th and 19th.  One of the speakers at the conference was Jeff Wilson, M.D.,  from the Aspen Institute for Behavioral Assessment.  He addressed the upcoming changes to the DSM.  For those of you that don’t know, the DSM is the … Read More

Trip to North Carolina!

Last night Louise and May went to meet with a student at Christ School. We had a wonderful dinner at Never Blue Restaurant at 119 Main Street In Hendersonville, N C. It was an interesting menu with many different items such as brussel sprouts and fried cauliflower. We also enjoyed a great beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts.  One of the … Read More

Transitioning from High School to College

Summary of an article: Preparing Students To Transition from High School to College, a review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience, August, 2012 Despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of students believe college is an avenue worth pursuing, only 68% actually enroll immediately after high school. Of those … Read More

Ten Things We Wished We Had Known about Teaching before Changing Careers

(photo source) On Sunday, September 16th, Louise and I presented at Columbia’s chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma for first meeting of the school year. Delta Kappa Gamma is an educational sorority for women educators – click here to read more about this organization.  We were asked to speak on the role of an educational consultant and ended up talking about … Read More

The Big D = DENIAL and The Boiled Frog Analogy

Photo From For many of the parents of children that come to our offices at The Price Group needing therapeutic placement, it is very hard to admit that their teen or young adult is totally out of control.  A term we like that comes from a book by John  McKinnon, M.D.,  called An Unchanged Mind is “global failure.”  What … Read More