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July 21, 2014

Writing and executive function

A fun way to engage your child in some summer writing is to encourage her to become a summer vacation...

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July 14, 2014

Taking the first step with summer reading

If your child is reluctant to get started with her summer reading, she may struggle with “task initiation”. If the...

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July 7, 2014

Practice being flexible

This past weekend, Hurricane Arthur forced many of us to practice an important executive function skill on the 4th of...

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June 30, 2014

A great time to take a break!

Everyone needs a break (parents too!) and this week provides a wonderful opportunity to do that. This year, with the...

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June 23, 2014

Avoid the “summer slide”

The only “summer slide” your kids experience this summer should be at the pool or at the playground! Research has...

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June 16, 2014

Packing for trips strengthens executive function skills

Use packing for overnight camp or a family vacation as an opportunity to practice and strengthen executive function skills with...

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June 9, 2014

Set the stage for test success

Set the stage for test success. Before your child takes a big test (be it a final exam, the MCAS,...

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June 2, 2014

Use a K-W-L chart for smarter studying

As your child prepares for end-of-year assessments, teach her how to employ a K-W-L chart for studying. As she goes...

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May 26, 2014

Get a jump on things and plan ahead!

Get a jump on things. If your child has a long-term research project that will require resource materials (beyond what...

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May 19, 2014

Break down the task into manageable pieces

Executive function skills are life skills and there’s lots you can do at home to strengthen these skills. Help your...

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May 12, 2014

Structure and routine to aid executive function skills

Many students who struggle with executive function skills need structure in their day to help keep them focused and on...

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May 5, 2014

Regularly model using your own executive functions

Regularly model using your own executive function skills. Show your child that you expect the unexpected and can be flexible...

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