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February 3, 2014

Encourage active reading strategies

No matter how engaging the material, everyone "spaces out" sometimes while reading. But if your child is trying to read...

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January 27, 2014

Executive function resources

The Engaging Minds website is good for more than just reading the EMChatTM write-up of your child’s weekly session or...

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January 20, 2014

Use a family calendar to model planning and time management

Post a family calendar in a well-trafficked location in your home and model for your child how to use it...

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January 13, 2014

Reward effort, not just achievement

Reward effort, not just achievement. If you have seen your child put her all into a given assignment, praise her...

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January 6, 2014

Learning how to self-advocate

The ability to self-advocate is an important skill for students of all ages. Help your child identify those times when...

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December 30, 2013

Be SMART with new year’s resolutions!

Let’s resolve to make this year’s New Year’s resolutions stick. A great way to ensure we give ourselves a chance...

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December 23, 2013

Winter break: explore, create, imagine, and enjoy!

Winter vacation provides an ideal opportunity for your child to devote some time to interests she doesn’t otherwise have time...

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December 16, 2013

Set short, attainable goals

Students who struggle with executive function often have difficulty initiating tasks, whether it’s doing homework, tackling chores, or getting ready...

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December 9, 2013

Use holiday “thank you” notes to strengthen executive function

Many people say that letter writing is a disappearing art, but the truth is that in spite of the fact...

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December 2, 2013

Color-coding helps organize ideas and information

Color-coding is your friend! From using different colored notecards or Post-it Notes for taking notes for a report, to having...

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November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving is a good time for a status check

Thanksgiving weekend provides students (and teachers!) a chance to re-charge their batteries and prepare for the stretch run to December...

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November 18, 2013

Finished? Not til you check it!

Our work is never finished until we take the time to check it. Students always need to make sure they’ve...

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