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Category Archives: News

Decoding Evaluations – Presentation by Jeanne Tighe, M.A., CCC-SLP

Decoding Evaluations Date/Time: February 11, 2015, 7:00 pm. Location: 555 US 1 South, Suite 340, Iselin, NJ 08830 Barger & Gaines is pleased to invite you to an evening with Jeanne Tighe. Ms. Tighe’s presentation, “Decoding Evaluations,” will address planning, reading, interpreting, understanding and utilizing evaluations to ensure appropriate programming for your child with learning […]

Parenting Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

Parenting is difficult enough. So then why do we criticize other parents, especially those parents with children with disabilities or special needs who already have an upward battle in trying to elicit appropriate behaviors from their children? Yesterday, in the New York Times Article “Harsh Critics in Public Spaces, Judging Only What They See” author […]

What is a Neuropsychological Assessment?

A neuropsychological assessment helps understand the “big picture” of your student’s strengths and weaknesses. These assessments look at the following areas: Intellect Achievement (reading, spelling, written expression, math) Social-emotional levels (anxiety/depression, ability to manage stress and mood) Cognitive skills (attention and concentration, language, motor skills, memory, executive skills, i.e., planning and organization, time management, working […]

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (The ABLE Act)

Congress is attempting to provide families with a much-needed savings tools for children with severe disabilities. Impoverishing children with severe disabilities is the only way parents can have their children qualify for programs like Social Security Insurance or Medicaid. Those programs become a lifeline for families because they provide much needed services for those families. […]

Upcoming Events and Presentations

We are excited to share the upcoming events and presentations with the partners at Barger and Gaines! Millburn Resource Fair: The Millburn Special Education Committee (M-SPEC) will hold a Special Education Resource Fair on October 22, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Millburn Free Public Library. Lori Gaines and Paul Barger will be […]