Blog Posts

February 23, 2015

“If he could, he would.”

If you find yourself thinking "My child is [x] years old, he should be able to do that by now,"...

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February 16, 2015

Active study strategy: predict what’s on the exam

Active study strategies, like previewing or predicting what will be on a test, is a great way to boost confidence...

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February 9, 2015

An efficient test-taking strategy

To avoid taking too much time on reading sections of tests, help your child develop effective and efficient test-taking strategies....

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February 7, 2015

The overlap of Executive Function and ADHD

Executive functions, and the difficulties some students face with executive function,  are not as familiar in the greater sphere of...

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February 2, 2015

Identify the strategy that works best

As adults, we’ve come to recognize that there is more than one way to get something done. What works for...

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January 26, 2015

Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind. That is — before beginning a task, help your child create a mental (or...

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January 22, 2015

Flexibility: more than just “going with the flow”

Flexibility is one of the more subtle and lesser known facets of executive function. While difficulties with planning and organization...

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January 19, 2015

Textbooks 101: “Preview” before diving in

Before launching into reading a textbook, encourage your child to “preview” the chapter by first glancing over headings, key vocabulary,...

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January 16, 2015

One size does NOT fit all

Imagine if every student used the same problem-solving methods, the same test-taking strategies, the same note-taking schemas, and the same organizational structures—what would happen? In such a uniform...

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January 12, 2015

Use graphic organizers for note-taking, too!

Your child has likely been introduced to graphic organizers (a visual/graphic display of relationships between facts, terms or ideas —...

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January 8, 2015

Reward effort, not just achievement

Every family has a way of rewarding each other’s achievements. Some families celebrate important milestones with dinner out at a...

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January 5, 2015

If you use it, you won’t lose it!

To increase comprehension of concepts, equations, and languages, encourage your child to apply her knowledge in her own life. For...

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