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Posted by Judy Jankowski, Ed.D., Head of School, Chesapeake Bay Academy on Thursday, November 15, 2018
Judy Jankowski, Ed.D. Head of School at Chesapeake Bay Academy
Judy Jankowski, Ed.D.    Head of School    Chesapeake Bay Academy“Good Morning, Mrs. Jankowski.” “Good Morning, Mrs. Briggs. Nice to see you. So, how is Jackie doing?” “Well…academically, she’s doing fine. No problems. But, there is something that I am concerned about.” “Really, what is it?” “Well, I think that Jackie may have ADHD, I’ve asked the counselor to evaluate her.” “I’m sorry but I don’t understand. What is it that leads you to believe that she has problems paying attention...
Posted by Bryony Kean, MS, RD Registered Dietitian, CHKD Healthy You for Life on Thursday, September 27, 2018
Bryony Kean, MS, RD Registered Dietitian, CHKD Healthy You for Life
Bryony Kean, MS, RD    Registered Dietitian    CHKD Healthy You for LifeWhat is it that causes kids to lose focus and struggle to concentrate or finish a task? Doctors and parents have been looking into potential links between children’s diets and ADHD for decades, and there are a number of different theories available. Depending on what you search for, you can find any number of different diets and specialty products that promise to treat hyperactivity in children. Most “diets” for children...
Posted by Elizabeth Waranch, Director of Institutional Advancement on Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Dr. Amy Newmeyer - Options for ADHD Medication Management: Rx and OTC/Natural Treatments
CBA was pleased to welcome back Amy Newmeyer, M.D., developmental pediatrician at CHKD, as a breakout session speaker at our 4th Annual ADHD Symposium. This marked Dr. Newmeyer's second time presenting at our annual event made possible through a partnership with Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CKHD). Dr. Newmeyer is a medical doctor for Developmental Pediatrics at CHKD providing consultations for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of children with developmental...
Posted by Dana Calo, Assistant Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management at Chesapeake Bay Academy on Friday, July 6, 2018
Dana Calo, assistant head of school and director of enrollment management at chesapeake bay academy
Dana Calo Assistant Head of School Director of Enrollment ManagementThere’s no denying that recess plays a crucial role in a child’s life. Regularly scheduled recess time within an elementary school day is incredibly important for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social well-being. This dedicated time for unstructured physical activity and play allows children time to rest, play, imagine, think, move, and socialize. After recess, children are more attentive and better able to...
Posted by Erin Blair, MA, ATR, Upper School Art Teacher & EVMS Art Therapy Intern Supervisor on Monday, June 4, 2018
Erin Blair, MA, ATR, Upper School Art Teacher & EVMS Art Therapy Intern Supervisor
Art therapy is an integrative mental health profession that engages the mind, body, and spirit through kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities. This form of expressive communication can circumvent the limitations of language, giving voice to experiences and empowering individuals from all walks of life. Goals of art therapy can include fostering self-esteem and self-awareness, promoting insight, reducing conflict or distress, and improving motor skills (AATA, 2018). CBA...