Charles is committed to equipping parents, families, and community members with information so that they can become their children's most informed advocates. In fact, he often says, "knowledge is power; but access to information is key." Bridging schools with families and communities, Charles draws on his extensive experience as a school psychologist and effectively conveys critical information in a manner that is accessible, relevant, and meaningful to faith-based institutions, fraternities and sororities, and parent advocacy groups. Whether explaining the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of young people; demystifying special education and standardized assessments; or helping families understand and navigate the complex world of public schools, his presentations provide practical strategies to ultimately promote positive outcomes for children.
Drawing on their combined experience as school psychologists serving early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students, Charles and Dr. Desiree Vyas, a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed clinical psychologist, co-authored a series of articles for Ebony magazine to empower families by providing them with access to quality information. Addressing a variety of topics that are relevant to parents and caregivers, each piece offers practical strategies that allows families to support the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of their children. To learn more about their perspective on these issues as psychologists, please click on the links below.
Sliding Into Summer Without the Summer Slide
Money Matters: Teaching Kids the Value of a Dollar and Putting an End to the Comparison War
New Year, New Beginnings: Creating Structure at Home to Prepare Children for Success
Changing the Game in ADHD Treatment: Why Medication Is Not the First, Only or Best Option
Social Justice: Why Every Child Should Not Be Treated the Same
How Can I Best Help My Child Who Has a Reading Disability?
Special Education 101: Is an Individualized Education Program the Only Way to Help My Child?
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