The Parish School Blog

Oct 29, 2019

Why Reading Comprehension Stalls

Every parent looks forward to the day their child can read fluently. Society leads us to believe that this is the pinnacle of a child’s early academic career. We’ve been told it indicates children will be more successful in their overall long-term education. However, research has found the opposite to be true. Read on to learn how early reading is correlated with success in elementary school, but doesn’t seem to lead directly to college enrollment or success.
Jun 24, 2019

Mental Health and Everyday Well-Being

Mental health awareness, support, education and treatment is vital for us to thrive as human beings. Our mental health doesn’t differentiate by gender, sexual identity, race, socioeconomic status, IQ, religion or age. We don’t choose to experience emotional difficulties. We experience life, and with life, we experience a multitude of emotions and adversities. Read on, as we further discuss the importance of mental health on our everyday well-being.
May 15, 2019

Executive Functioning: What Is It and Why Is Everyone Suddenly Talking About It?

While research on executive functioning has been taking place since the early 1970s, it has recently become a common buzzword in the worlds of education and speech-language pathology. This may be due to new research showing that a child’s future success depends less on their ability to memorize math facts and decode words, and more on having strong executive functioning and social-emotional skills. So what is executive functioning, and why is it so important for learning?
Apr 30, 2019

Speech Pathology Students Gain Valuable Hands-On Experience at Camp Acorn

Each June, college students and recent graduates from across the country make their way to The Parish School to gain the real-world experience they need to enter the field of their dreams – speech-language pathology.