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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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November 11, 2013

Get your child’s perspective

Ask the questions and listen to the answers. If you see your child struggling, it is sometimes all too easy...

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November 4, 2013

Ask your child what to expect at your parent-teacher conference

Before you go in for a regularly scheduled parent-teacher conference (or even for a special meeting), ask your child what...

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October 28, 2013

Executive Function and Halloween

Boo! Don’t be scared by all the sugary treats your child is bringing home after Trick-or-Treating – encourage him to...

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October 21, 2013

Explain the “why” of a given task

Explain the “why” of a given task to your child. Often a child with executive function challenges can’t organically comprehend...

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October 14, 2013

A fun fall activity to boost organization skills

With the leaves starting to change, have your child do a classifying and sorting activity. She can gather different shapes,...

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October 7, 2013

Make a sandwich and strengthen executive function skills

Students with Executive Function difficulties often have trouble with sequencing. To help your child strengthen his skills in this area,...

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