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Resources Tagged With: executive functioning

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Working Memory: The Engine for Learning

workingmemory444Approximately 10% of us have weak working memory; however, the estimates of the percentage of weak working memory in students with specific learning disorders, including dyslexia, ranges from 20 to 50 percent. Weak working memory is a core difficulty for students with ADHD, Inattentive Type. Read more ›

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Teaching Executive Functioning Skills in the Elementary Classroom [presentation] [video] [downloadable]

This workshop for educators introduces multiple options for cultivating executive function skills within the framework of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Using subject-specific case studies, participants will develop plans that incorporate developmentally appropriate Executive Function strategies to increase student engagement, knowledge, and self-regulation.

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Four Key Executive Functioning Strategies for Your Child

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Written by Vivien Keil, PhD, Neuropsychologist and Clinical Director at CHC

March Madness is around the corner: a time of anticipation and excitement for college basketball fans around the globe. Many students, however, especially those with learning and attention differences, are experiencing another form of madness altogether: midterms, projects, deadlines and a pressure to succeed. In a recent study, 45% of teens reported feeling stressed “all the time.” Many parents feel helpless as they wonder how best to help their kids stay afloat.

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Strategies for Parents of Kids With ADHD [presentation] [video]

Parenting a child with ADHD has its challenges. There are strategies that you can learn and use that can make a big difference for your child. In this parent education class, learn more about how you can support your child with ADHD. Presented by Kendra Fraka, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at CHC. Read more ›

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Teaching Middle School Students with ADHD [presentation] [video]

Do you have students in your middle school classes that call out, seem inattentive or disruptively interrupt the class?

This workshop for educators presented by Chris Harris, MEd, Director of EBC Schools at CHC, will help you understand the similarities and differences between ADHD and anxiety so your interventions and strategies will be most effective in mitigating these students’ learning challenges in the classroom. Read more ›

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Executive Function Deficits in Kindergarten May Predict Academic Difficulties in Primary Grades

ExecFunction347New Penn State research suggests that children’s executive function deficits may be an important risk factor for academic difficulties.

Preliminary findings from a three-year National Science Foundation-funded project, recently published in Child Development, show that executive functions in kindergarten predict children’s mathematics, reading and science achievement, as well as their classroom behavior, in second grade. Read more ›

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Executive Function 101 e-Book [downloadable]

Each of us navigates daily life — learning, work, recreation and relationships — thanks to intrinsic skills called executive functions.

Children and adults with learning and attention issues—including learning disabilities (LD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—often struggle profoundly with many of these skills that most of us take for granted. Read more ›

What Every Parent Should Know About Working Memory

workingmemory332Think about the series of commands you might give your child on a school night: “It’s time for bed! Put away your toys, change into your PJs, and brush your teeth!” Maybe your child put away his toys and got into his PJs, but forgot to brush his teeth. If your child frequently loses track of tasks like these, it’s possible he may struggle with working memory. Read more ›

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Helping Kids with Executive Functioning Issues Manage Behavior [presentation] [video]

An important aspect of developing Executive Functioning (EF) skills is the ability to manage oneself and one’s behavior.

This session covers EF and the relationship of the mind and body in developing self-awareness. Learn strategies to increase self-monitoring and self-regulation in kids with EF challenges. Read more ›

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Working Memory Boosters

workingmemory328Does your child have a hard time keeping one bit of information in mind while he’s doing something else? For example, if he’s helping make spaghetti and the phone rings, does he forget he needs to go back and keep stirring the sauce? If he often has trouble with such tasks, he might have working memory issues. Read more ›

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