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February 8, 2016

Provide explicit direction for multi-step tasks

Many students who struggle with executive function require explicit direction to complete a multi-step task efficiently and effectively. For example,...

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February 1, 2016

When homework is *truly* complete

If your child gets his homework done, he should get credit for it! The key is in knowing where to...

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January 25, 2016

Parents: Trust your instincts

Trust your instincts. If you see your child beginning to falter in school, don’t hesitate. Most students don’t know how...

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January 18, 2016

Homework doesn’t have to be a struggle every night!

Homework doesn’t have to be a struggle every night! There are many reasons why students struggle to get homework done....

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January 11, 2016

Regain control over overwhelming assignments

Big assignments and projects can be daunting, especially if the student feels he’s got to do it all at once...

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January 4, 2016

Acronyms aid memorization

Use acronyms to help remember important terms and processes. When your child has a group of terms or steps to...

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December 28, 2015

Turn New Year’s resolutions into “SMART” goals

Creating New Year’s Resolutions provides an excellent (and less-obvious-to-your-child) opportunity to map out a few goals for the second half...

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December 21, 2015

Color code notes to organize ideas and information

A great way for students to organize class notes or annotations is by writing different types of notes in different...

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December 14, 2015

An alternative use of timers for homework time

Many students who work with an executive function tutor have explored the uses of timers to aid their homework schedule....

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December 7, 2015

Learning from our “personal history”

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. It was a day that shaped a generation and...

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November 30, 2015

Get some sleep!

Many students believe that pulling occasional “all-nighters” is normal, especially as they reach high school. However, sleep is one of...

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November 23, 2015

Reduce anxiety around test-taking

One of the keys to gaining confidence and minimizing anxiety around test-taking is to know how to prepare for, and...

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