Give Me a Break

The message in this article appears in the most recent version of “We Are NATSAP”. It is an ongoing conundrum in therapeutic environments that we stress developing coping strategies to “control” strong emotions while we also acknowledge to our young charges that...

Learning How to Learn: A Process for Success

This was an article written by our Lead Teacher of History and Government, Mr. Chris Will, for a NATSAP Education Newsletter in the spring of 2016. His insight and advice remains relevant for all students. Thank you for sharing, Mr. Chris! It’s the same ole...

Trauma and the Brain, Part 3

This is the final installment of my Three Part Series on Trauma and The Brain, previously published on WordPress, with grateful acknowledgement to the researchers on the effects of trauma in the brain and the presenters at CALO’s 5th Annual Conference on Trauma. In...

Trauma and the Brain, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3-Part series on trauma that I had published previously. In Part 1, I described how trauma creates a “fight or flight” reaction to the world that is based on survival instincts centered in the parasympathetic network of the brain. In Part 2, I will...

Trauma and the Brain, Part 1

In June 2015 I attended a conference on Developmental Trauma at Change Academy at Lake of the Ozarks (CALO), and wrote a three-part article that I later published on WordPress. This information bears repeating, and so I am sharing this on Auldern Academy’s blog. Many...

Turning the Page

Last week, we celebrated the high school graduation of four of our students. There were many highs and lows to recall, many hopes expressed, many tears of joy and sorrow shed. Graduations are always a time of looking backwards and forwards, of closing old chapters and...

Thankfulness

While the original Thanksgiving did not resemble anything like what we celebrate today, folks worldwide of different faiths have understood the importance of gratitude for millennia. We are thankful for families, for friends, for good health, for a successful...

What is a Learning Disability?

As a professional with a Special Education background, I forget that not everyone understands what a learning disability is and what it is not.  I forget that not everyone understands the basics of child learning and development, and how different aspects of learning...

Sweet 16

Auldern Academy opened on September 11, 2001.  That was a difficult day for many people, including for our family.  At the time our daughter lived at the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn, just over the Brooklyn Bridge.  She was attending Pace University’s Manhattan...
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990 Glovers Grove Church Road
Siler City, NC 27344
Phone: (919) 837-2336