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June 16, 2014

Packing for trips strengthens executive function skills

Use packing for overnight camp or a family vacation as an opportunity to practice and strengthen executive function skills with...

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June 9, 2014

Set the stage for test success

Set the stage for test success. Before your child takes a big test (be it a final exam, the MCAS,...

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June 2, 2014

Use a K-W-L chart for smarter studying

As your child prepares for end-of-year assessments, teach her how to employ a K-W-L chart for studying. As she goes...

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May 26, 2014

Get a jump on things and plan ahead!

Get a jump on things. If your child has a long-term research project that will require resource materials (beyond what...

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May 19, 2014

Break down the task into manageable pieces

Executive function skills are life skills and there’s lots you can do at home to strengthen these skills. Help your...

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May 12, 2014

Structure and routine to aid executive function skills

Many students who struggle with executive function skills need structure in their day to help keep them focused and on...

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May 5, 2014

Regularly model using your own executive functions

Regularly model using your own executive function skills. Show your child that you expect the unexpected and can be flexible...

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April 28, 2014

Utilize technology to support executive function skills

Utilize technology to help your child manage her time and take the onus off of you to be your child's...

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April 21, 2014

Strengthen executive function skills on vacation!

Vacation week provides many opportunities to strengthen executive function skills. Baking treats is a delicious way to practice planning, organizing,...

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April 14, 2014

The Post-it note “parking lot” strategy

If your child is impulsive and/or has a million things going on in his mind at once (and has a...

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April 7, 2014

The “two-column” approach to note-taking

Note-taking is often challenging for students who struggle with executive function. One of the best ways for students to overcome...

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March 31, 2014

Be a partner and guide rather than tell

One of the first steps toward helping your child become a more successful student is by being a partner in...

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