Resources Tagged With: executive functioning

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Not All Screen Time Is Bad [presentation]

For all students, but especially students who learn differently, a comprehensive, integrated approach to technology makes reading, writing, studying, organization, and creative expression more efficient. Presented by a Compass High School teaching team with Rachel Wylde, Executive Director, Lura Milner, Coordinator of Educational Services, and Josie Porcella, Learning Specialist, parents learn what to look for in instructional and assistive technology programs in schools, and teachers learn strategies for developing executive functioning skills in their students, differentiating for a variety of levels, and making instruction more interactive and engaging using computers. Read more ›

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Developmental Milestones of Early Childhood [presentation]

Did you know 85% of brain development occurs before the age of 5? And toddler’s brains develop more than one hundred trillion brain connections? It’s a very important time of life, filled with potential. Early childhood program manager Dr. Melanie Hsu and doctoral intern Nicole Stettler share their expertise on developmental milestones in the areas of motor skills, cognitive development, communication, social-emotional development, and more. Read more ›

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Dyslexia and Learning Differences: Signs and Classroom Strategies [presentation]

In this class for educators, Lisa Parnello, MEd,  DP and Sand Hill Teacher & Instructional Coach Valerie Stephens discuss learning differences (LD) and their signs, the social-emotional impacts of LD, and classroom strategies that work. Read more ›

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How to Help Your Child Cope With a Learning Disability

kids photoA learning disability is a problem that affects how a person processes, understands and uses information. Everyone has learning strengths and weaknesses, but people with learning disabilities have complex learning issues that persist throughout their lives. However, learning disabled students are as smart as – and can be even smarter than – the average student. Read more ›

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Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – CHADD [web resource]

CHADDChildren and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.  CHADD provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD and for their families.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral condition affecting 11 percent of school-age children.  Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Read more ›

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Parents Helping Parents [web resource]

ParentsHelpingParentsParents Helping Parents (PHP) helps families who have children of any age with special needs.

PHP’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care. Read more ›

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Learning Disabilities Association of America [web resource]

lda-logo-lgSince 1963, Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with  information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a network of resources. Read more ›

Community Education

Executive Functioning: What It Is and How to Support It [presentation]

Executive functioning is the set of mental processes that allow us to be efficient learners, thinkers, and actors. Learn about the components of executive functioning, executive functioning deficits and the strategies that can be taught to help compensate for and work around executive dysfunction. Read more ›

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ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips

adhdLife with a child with ADD/ADHD can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent there is a lot you can do to help control and reduce the symptoms. You can help your child overcome daily challenges, channel his or her energy into positive arenas, and bring greater calm to your family. The earlier and more consistently you address your child’s problems, the greater chance they have for success in life.

Children with ADD/ADHD generally have deficits in executive function: the ability to think and plan ahead, organize, control impulses, and complete tasks. That means you need to take over as the executive, providing extra guidance while your child gradually acquires executive skills of his or her own. Read more ›

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The ABC’s Of Child Development — Developmental Milestones For Your Child’s First Five Years

ABCs blocks early child developmentChildren grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood differ, most pass a set of predictable milestones along the way. The information presented here offers a map that can help you follow your child’s journey from birth to age 5. Read more ›

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