Resources Tagged With: learning differences

A Father & Son Conversation: Growing Up with ADHD [video]

Hear from the perspective of a personal narrative what it “really” means to live with ADHD. Glen Elliott, PhD, MD, and his son, Mark Elliott, MD, psychiatrist, talk about their personal experience with ADHD and the different types of ADHD, ADHD symptoms, the connection between ADHD and executive functioning, treatment options and more. Read more ›

6 Signs and Symptoms Of ADHD [video]

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention or hyperactivity that interferes with functioning and development. Though ADHD is diagnosed during childhood, it can also affect adults. Read more ›

Executive Functioning: High School and Beyond

For students with learning differences, the shifts from online learning to hybrid to in-person (and back) have made a part of their life that is already challenging exceedingly more difficult.  In this Voices of Compassion podcast episode, we sat down with Dr. Nicole Ofiesh, Director of the Schwab Learning Center at CHC, about strategies students can use to build Executive Functioning skills in high school, college and beyond. Read more ›

Executive Functioning Tools and Resources [web resource]

There are many tools and strategies that can help with organization, attention, focus, planning, and prioritization. The following are some tools our learning specialists love and use at the Schwab Learning Center. Read more ›

Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (What Works for Special-Needs Learners)

This book helps teachers incorporate executive function processes—such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-checking—into the classroom curriculum. Chapters provide effective strategies for optimizing what K–12 students learn by improving how they learn. Read more ›

Activities for Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills With Adolescents [downloadable]

During adolescence, executive function skills are not yet at adult levels, but the demands placed on these skills often are.Teenagers need to communicate effectively in multiple contexts, manage their own school and extracurricular assignments, and successfully complete more abstract and complicated projects. Read more ›

Executive Functioning Issues and Learning: Ways to Help Your Child After High School

Executive functioning issues don’t go away after high school. They’ll continue to have an impact on your child, whether she’s in college or trade school, on the job or navigating everyday situations. Helping your child learn to manage challenges doesn’t mean you’re letting her off the hook. Your support can help her refine skills as she enters a new phase of life. Read more ›

A Parent’s Journey: A Child Who is Twice Exceptional

Parenting is never easy, but raising a child with exceptional talents who also struggles with learning differences (such as autism, ADHD or dyslexia) is even more complex. In this Voices of Compassion episode, we talk with Callie Turk, a parent of a 2e child and Dr. Vivien Keil, neuropsychologist, about the journey of understanding and parenting these unique and extraordinary kids. Read more ›

Differently Wired. A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child With Confidence and Hope

Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn’t respect, support, or embrace who they really are—these are what Deborah Reber is calling the “differently wired” kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Read more ›

Twice-Exceptional Kids: Who They Are and How to Help Them Thrive

When Kodi Lee appeared on America’s Got Talent, he did so with the help of a cane and his mother. Walking to center stage and speaking took immense effort. After Lee introduced himself, his mother explained that he is blind and autistic. He’s also a talented musician, making him a prominent example of someone who is twice-exceptional, or 2e – terms used to describe people who are intellectually or artistically gifted and have at least one disability. Read more ›

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