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Let’s Welcome Yulia Tamayo, Ed.S, N.C.S.P. To Our Staff!

Yulia M. Tamayo, Ed.S., N.C.S.P.

Licensed School Psychologist


Yulia Tamayo, Ed.S. is a nationally certified and Florida licensed school psychologist. She achieved her graduate degree from the University of Florida. A career in school psychology fulfills her longstanding love for psychology and her vocation as an educator, inherited from her parents who are both former educators. Yulia is also a native speaker of Spanish and is passionate about helping children who are English Language Learners (ELL) and their families.


Over the past five years, including one year of internship, Yulia has worked as a school psychologist in the Alachua County Public Schools. Through her fieldwork and ongoing participation in state and national professional conferences, Yulia has strengthen her skills in comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations (including bilingual evaluations), functional behavior assessments, academic and behavior interventions, and collaboration with families and other professionals. Additionally, she has gained a solid understanding of education regulations and their implications for day-to-day school procedures, making her a strong child advocate.


Yulia is excited to join the Milestones in the Making team…



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My niece just launched a new website that I think might be helpful to some of you trying to figure out what baby gear you really need (and what you don’t!). The basic idea is to make a much better version of all those excel spreadsheets you.  Please be sure and check out the developmentally appropriate list of toys and books for children birth to five years.


CHADD Improves the Lives of Children and Adults with AD/HD


CHADD is delighted to announce we are once again offering the Summer Camp Award. The program, open to children of CHADD members only, is offering  three awards of up to $6,500 each, and is designed to help parents or guardians afford the expenses associated with attendance at eligible summer camps and programs for children affected by ADHD.

Applications are accepted between Monday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, so get started now!

Interested in learning more? Go to the CHADD website for details.

Want to know which camps are eligible? Find the list here.

Just want to get started on the application? Download it now.

Have questions that the website does not answer? Email us Remember, this program is a benefit of CHADD Membership. Thank you for being a CHADD member!

The CHADD Summer Camp Award Fund is made possible by donations from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, Inc.


How to Discipline Young Kids Effectively: 4 Steps Every Parent Can Take

Every time Karen tells her 5-year-old son Jayden it’s time to leave a friend’s house, he explodes, throwing his toys, screaming and kicking her. “It’s gotten to the point that I don’t want to take him anywhere anymore,” she says. For Sarah, the problem is a little different. Her 3-year-old toddler has started biting other kids when she’s frustrated. “Lily’s having fewer play dates because no one wants her around, and I get it,” says Sarah. “And she’s already getting in trouble in pre-school.”

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