Many children with ADHD have working memory deficits, and they need to learn to compensate.
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Category: Executive Function
Lately, I have been dealing with an insurance company and they asked me, ” Are you working on language vs executive function with your client?” I was stumped? My client has Asperger’s syndrome, so of course, I am working on both, so I wondered, “How do I answer this question?” We want to compartmentalize everything. As if one thing […]
Did you know that last month was National Poetry Month? An amazing young client of mine is pen pals with this year’s National Youth Poet Laureate. My client also earned an honorable mention for her haiku in this year’s National poetry competition. She does not let communication challenges stop her. Amanda Gorman says, “I’ve been pen-palling […]
I read an article on Understood.org by Kate Kelly ADHD and Aggression: What You Need to Know. I wish I had read this article on ADD and aggressive behavior earlier in my parenting career because it would have been nice to confirm my personal experiences. Hitting, throwing objects, screaming, falling on the floor, or refusing […]
My daughter often doesn’t want to practice her instrument, so much of my time and effort has been spent figuring out how to get her to practice her instrument, but I do because music instruction develops executive function skills and will improve other skills like math. Yesterday I attended a yearly Martin Luther King event […]
Early on in my career working with middle and high school students, one of my biggest challenges was working with students who were so disheartened by learning they were not motivated to try. Carol Dweck’s work on “growth mindset” supported my work as a speech-language pathologist because it talked about the difference between and fixed and […]
Homework battles, whether once a week or every day, fighting your child to complete their homework is a dreaded chore.
Replacing the generic term of “mindblindness,” often used to refer to people on the autism spectrum, with a more specific term such as “context blindness” has been proposed by Peter Vermeulen, PhD. Simon Baron-Cohen created the term “mindblindness,” to refer to the deficit people on the autism spectrum have in reading others mental states. This term […]
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) When working with a client, I often do research to see what is new in the field or go back to refer to diagnostic criteria.
Creating Pictures from Words: “Along the road stood many spindly trees…” Visualization or mental images we create in our mind help us see and plan for our future, convey a story, and to comprehend.