Executive Function 101: Balance

This is the fifth post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time, the second addresses managing materials, the third discusses managing information, and the fourth achieving independence. Effectively managing time, materials, and information offers students…

Executive Function 101: Information

This is the third post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time. The second addresses managing materials, the fourth achieving independence, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. Teaching students how to…

Executive Function 101: Materials

This is the second post in a five-part series about Executive Function. Each post includes downloadable templates to use at home and in the classroom. The first article is about managing time, the third addresses managing information, the fourth achieving independence, and the fifth finding balance between school and extra-curricular activities. Managing the countless print and…

Dyslexia: Learning Disability or Entrepreneurial Advantage?

Submitted by Elliot S. Weissbluth I was first diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and then again 20 years later as an adult law school student. Dyslexia affects each individual a little differently, but generally creates difficulties for processing written language. It is often characterized as a “learning disability.” Early on, I struggled to keep up in…

Tips for Parents: Working with your LBLD student, Part 3

Homework: Importance and Procedures for Success Submitted by Gail Kent Ever have difficulty figuring out how to help your child with homework? Why is homework so important anyway? Homework is used to reinforce skills and information learned during class time. It is important for students because it allows them to further interact with material and…

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EXECUTIVE FUNCTION AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Submitted by: Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP – Landmark High School Speech-Language Pathologist/Consultant and Landmark Outreach Program Adjunct Faculty Much has been written and discussed in recent years about Executive Function (EF) challenges faced by students diagnosed with a language-based learning disability (LBLD). Also in the forefront are conversations amongst educators, speech/language pathologists (SLPs), and neuropsychologists…

COLLEGE READINESS

I am often asked about how to ensure student success in college. As it happens, I think about college readiness a lot, but I’ve yet to find the elusive recipe for gliding through college free of road bumps. The truth is that individuals differ and there are so many aspects that figure into the college…

MAKING THINKING TRANSPARENT

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it” This is nothing new as shown through a few examples. A great book by Ritchhart, Church, and Morrison was published last December, Making Thinking Visible. The fusion of Executive Function and Transparent Thinking probably grew out of Cognitive Theory. Wouldn’t it be cool to sit in on…