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“Our only goal is to help children and adults fulfill their potential.”
–Dr. Risa Tabacoff, founder & director, DAIC

Testing and Therapy


Could Your Child be at Risk?
Common Warning Signs of Learning Problems:

If you think your child demonstrates any of the problems listed below you should contact your pediatrician, a teacher or a child specialist.
These professionals can guide you to the appropriate resources to help you identify and remediate your child’s unique problem. If your child has a learning weakness, the earlier it’s discovered and addressed, the better off your child will be emotionally, socially and academically.
Please don’t delay, be proactive and maximize your child’s potential. We help children ages 0 and up.

Preschool Children:
Does your preschool child have trouble with
or delayed development in:

• Learning the alphabet
• Rhyming words
• Connecting sounds and letters
• Counting and learning numbers
• Being understood when he or she speaks to a
• Using scissors, crayons, or paints

• Reacting too much or too little to touch
• Using words or later, stringing words together into …phrases
• Pronouncing words
• Walking forward or up and down stairs
• Remembering the names of colors
• Dressing self without assistance

Elementary School Children:
Does your elementary school child
have trouble with:

• Learning new vocabulary
• Speaking in full sentences
• Understanding the rules of conversation
• Retelling stories
• Remembering newly learned information
• Playing with peers
• Moving from one activity to another
• Expressing thoughts orally or in writing
• Handwriting or holding a pencil
• Computing math problems at grade level

• Following directions
• Self-esteem
• Remembering routines
• Learning new skills
• Understanding what he or she reads
• Succeeding in one or more subject areas
• Drawing or copying shapes
• Understanding what information in class is important
• Modulating voice (speaking to loudly or in monotone)
• Keeping notebook neat and assignments organized
• Remembering and sticking to deadlines
• Understanding age-appropriate board games

(Compiled By Alvin Eden, MD)
Does your adolescent have these signs of potential emotional problems:


Early identification and treatment of emotional problems in children is very important. A number of symptoms are often the first signs of trouble and must be recognized early. Here are seven questions that you should ask yourself about your child’s behavior. If some of the answers are “yes”, there may be a problem.


• Does your child have trouble with a teacher or appear less interested than usual in school?
• Does he/she daydream or become easily distracted?
• Is your child sad and unhappy or irritable or angry most of the time?
• Are his/her grades dropping or is he/she absent from school more
than usual?
• Does your child worry a lot and have trouble sleeping?
• Does he/she spend more time alone than before and tire more easily?
• Does your child always blame others for his/her problems?

“Our only goal is to help children
and adults fulfill their potential.”

Psychology Center, Testing

DAIC, founded by Dr. Risa Tabacoff,
a NY State licensed psychologist
has been successfully maximizing potential in children and adults for
over 20 years.

Serving the New York City Tri-State area with offices in
Bedford Hills, NY & Greenwich, CT