Tips for Coping with Anxiety

By Kaleigh Mangiarelli Whether diagnosed or not, anxiety is something many people deal with on a daily basis. The word “anxiety” gets tossed around a lot in millennial culture, but those of us who have or feel anxiety know the great weight of the word, of the disorder. I’ve had anxiety for my entire life, but I wasn’t…

Executive Function 101: Time

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

Executive Function 101

Executive function deficits are very common among young people, especially those with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. These challenges show up as weaknesses in getting and staying organized, managing time, planning and prioritizing, and initiating tasks. Sound familiar? It should because many of us, whether we’ve been diagnosed with a learning difference or not,…

ASKING FOR HELP

Submitted by Nicole Subik, Learning Specialist at Villanova University’s Learning Support Services Why is it that many of us view asking for help as a sign of failure? If you are traveling from Point A to Point B and stop to ask for directions along the way, does that mean that you failed? Didn’t you make…

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…