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July 13, 2015

Summer is a great time to explore

Use this summer to explore new ideas or to take on projects that wouldn’t normally fit into your child’s busy...

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July 6, 2015

World Cup soccer and executive function

Last night’s Women’s World Cup victory for the United States was inspirational. These talented women set a goal many months...

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June 29, 2015

July 4: Time for relaxation, exploration, and rejuventation!

More and more often, students’ summer vacations are just as busy as their academic year. Their weeks are packed with...

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June 22, 2015

Practice executive function skills via summer planning

This week, many students are finishing another year of school and looking ahead to their summer plans. With excitement in...

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June 15, 2015

The benefits of “books on tape”

For some students, reading text on a page is effortful and time-consuming. Going back and forth between the book and...

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June 8, 2015

To regain “control”, generate a list

At the end of the school year, it can sometimes feel like there are a gazillion and one things to...

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June 1, 2015

“Quiz yourself” techniques for studying

Quizzing your child in advance of a formal exam is one of the best ways to help him determine his...

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May 25, 2015

As June approaches, reflect on progress, goals and effort

With warmer weather and the end of school year in sight, many students are relaxing their study habits and easing...

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May 18, 2015

Create a “Knowledge List” on an exam

Create a “Knowledge List” at the beginning of an exam to aid working memory and boost confidence. As soon as...

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May 11, 2015

Reduce stress by starting early

No student wants to spend hours and hours pouring over textbooks at the eleventh hour before their final exams. But...

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May 4, 2015

A different approach to reading/response assignments

Countless assignments in school ask children to read a passage and then answer related questions. And most students do exactly...

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April 27, 2015

Use a timer to promote task-initiation

Does your child struggle to start assignments, but easily completes them once she gets going? One way to help your...

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