On Tuesday, April 24, we will host an engaging evening with William Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson to discuss their book, The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. These experts will explain the crucial link between the twin scourges of high stress and low motivation, namely a low sense of control or autonomy. They will present practical, eye-opening approaches for supporting the development of autonomy and raising healthy, successful children.

Johnson runs PrepMatters, an elite tutoring service that teaches teens how to perform better on standardized tests. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps patients suffering from ADHD, anxiety and depression.
The Self-Driven Child – #1 on Amazon
A clinical neuropsychologist and test-prep guru combine cutting-edge brain science with insights from their work with families to make a radical case for giving kids more agency to unleash their full potential.
Register now.  All proceeds benefit Chattering Children.
The author event is open to the public. Invite friends, family and colleagues.
 Location: 4880 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC


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Welcome to Chattering Children!

All children at Chattering Children have a diagnosed hearing loss and benefit from hearing aids or cochlear implants. At Chattering Children, it is our privilege to serve a diverse population of children and families. We recognize that each child arrives not just with a specific diagnosis, but also with unique strengths, challenges, and personality traits. We work with families to design a path for progress with the objective of helping the child to achieve his or her potential, understanding that each child progresses at a different rate. We believe that maximizing a child’s ability to listen and speak provides the greatest opportunities for social integration, academic success, and long-term quality of life.

“From the moment we walked into the doors of Chattering Children we knew that our son’s needs would be taken care of. You have given our family support and direction at a time when we truly needed it. Your work with our son, and with our family, has given us a wonderful foundation on which we continue to grow and learn.” – Monica
“My husband and I have attended two therapy sessions with our granddaughter. We were immediately impressed by the great friendliness and joy from the staff when she came in – indicating they had been eagerly waiting her arrival. The professionalism and interest in our granddaughter was clearly evident. We appreciated being encouraged to participate in her therapy sessions.” – Susan