Learning Challenges

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 ›

Guiding Students to Improve Executive Functioning Skills

Executive function needs become more complex among high school students as their life roles evolve.  Too often, chaos results as they use self-management approaches they have outgrown, like keeping track of their assignments in their heads. Read more ›

Pediatric Neurologist Writes Book to Help Children Understand Autism

Amazing Abe Has Autism! is a 20-page book meant for children of all ages, but specifically aimed at the age group between the ages of three and six. 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 ›

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