10 Back to School Tips for Executive Function Challenged Students

Oh August! It is still summer BUT school looms in the not-too-distant horizon. For students with executive function challenges (and their parents!) there can be an underlying anxiety about facing a new

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The Difference Between a Dream and a Plan

Those who struggle to create and execute planning, or future thinking, often have executive function deficits. Everyone has dreams, but without the ability see, plan and actualize the required steps, life

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Celebrating Our Executive Functions

Executive Functioning Success in its 8th year, and if I have learned anything, it is that running a business requires a LOT of strong executive function skills! Last week during our staff meeting, where

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Who Do You Want to Grow Up to Be?

I will be 65 this summer, and I want to grow up to be my mother-in-law, Selma. I have just returned from a family gathering to honor her 90th birthday. Just about the whole Sklar clan came together for

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Special Announcement! Join Our New Executive Function Challenge, Seeing My Time in Action

I’d like to ask a quick question. Can you name some nagging thing that you want or need to get done but you just can’t start it? I think the real question is who can’t name such a task? For

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Getting Past Fear

I just returned from presenting at the LDA national conference. Dr. Jerome Schultz, a clinical neuropsychologist at Harvard, gave a keynote with the title: Conquering the Fear Factor: Helping Kids with

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The Danger of Labels

People often find me and my work because of a label they have been given. Typically it is “executive function deficits.” Testing or evaluations were sought out to explain “why” a certain

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How to Embrace the Future: Creating a Yearly Plan

Ready for my toast to 2018? Raise a glass, or a cup of tea, and say with me: To planning! The ability to plan for the future, and then take the actions required to accomplish those plans, requires the

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Winter Courses Are Open!

Have you been interested in taking a course from us in the past? Winter is a great time to do this. Our professional courses are hosted online, and our family group course is held in Portland, Oregon.

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Two Tips to Lower Holiday Stress

Have you been feeling stressed with the holiday season approaching? I have just returned from Texas and the conference for the Association of Educational Service Agencies. The keynote speaker was Eric

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