Category Archives for Executive Functioning

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday Season

My staff and I took the week off for Thanksgiving, which I think will become a tradition at EFS. We all experienced some wonderful and rewarding family time. With all of that Thanksgiving feasting behind

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All Work and No Play? Sharpen the Executive Function Skill of Future Planning – for fun!

Many people struggle with planning, the “thinking-ahead” executive function skill. Caught up in the demands of their daily lives, they start to feel like life is just endless work. It makes

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The Family Meeting: Support Executive Functions

It is very typical for one parent in a family to be the Family Calendar Keeper, what I call the Executive Functioning Machine for the whole family. By the time that family gets to my table for their Seeing

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A Little Known Secret about Teaching Executive Functions

I see a lot of parents who seek help for their children’s executive function challenges. To be perfectly honest, sometimes I am more concerned about the parents than I am about the child. Let me explain. Some

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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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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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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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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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