This session on Executive Functioning skills was presented by Ali Meyers, Co-Director of Meyers Learning Center. Learn strategies for building these critical, developing capacities in everyday ways. Read more ›
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ADDitude magazine is a quarterly publication about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It contains feature and service articles about ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia. The ADDitude website offers an array of complementary content and resources for parents, educators, and clinicians. Read more ›
Simply put, executive functioning skills are the set of mental skills that we use to plan, organize and complete tasks. These skills develop over time and at different rates in individual children. Persistence, or grit refers to how a child perseveres in the face of a challenge.
How do you know if your child or teen has executive functioning issues? Do they possess the skills to see a task through to completion? Read more ›
Researchers tied three behaviors to higher scores on tests of mental ability in children: at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night, and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time. Read more ›
In this presentation, Jennifer Hector, LMFT discusses the forms and common symptoms of anxiety in children and how you can support a child who is experiencing anxiety. Read more ›
Like a lot of children with learning issues, my son doesn’t leap out of bed eager to get ready for school. Our morning routine had always been rushed and manic.
Sometimes I’d spend the whole morning just trying to get him dressed. That left only a minute or two to throw him some toast in the backseat of the car for breakfast. And forget about my getting to work on time. Read more ›
Is your child willing to take on challenges and keep working on them despite setbacks? That’s a sign of a growth mindset—believing that abilities can improve over time. But some struggling learners have a fixed mindset. They think that their abilities are set and won’t ever improve, even with effort.
Your child can work to develop a growth mindset. It’s an ongoing process, but you can help your child move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset by doing some simple growth mindset exercises. Read more ›
In this parent workshop on Executive Functioning skills for middle and high school success, Ali Meyers, Co-Director of Meyers Learning Center, provides strategies for building these critical, developing capacities in everyday ways. Read more ›