ARTICLES FOR PARENTS

ARTICLES FOR PARENTS

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

For kids with ADHD, EF impairments are typically “chronic and severe” and the consequences of lacking focus and sustained attention can be considerable. Learning to drive is an example of this.

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by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Promoting responsibility and independence in kids requires parents to step back from doing things for them rather than with them. Breaking the pattern involves motivating new behaviors through positive communication and encouragement.

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by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

For parents of teens with weak executive functions, helping your kids improve these skills takes a concerted and intentional effort, some of which may not come naturally. Applying these strategies can help you find the balance between too much support and not enough.

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by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Students with ADHD and other learning challenges often have weak executive function skills. Strengthening these skills will benefit your child at school and beyond. Share this article’s strategies with your child’s teacher, and follow them at home as well.

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by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

The turbulence associated with adolescence is partially due to underdeveloped executive functions, putting teens at risk for unhealthy behaviors. You can counter these natural tendencies by explicitly teaching executive function skills.

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by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Inattentive ADHD is characterized by the ability to focus intensely on areas of interest while paying little or no attention to tasks that are unexciting. Here, Dr. Thomas Brown, a leading expert in the field, explains the nuances of this form of ADHD along with the challenges of diagnosing it.

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS
by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

For kids with ADHD, EF impairments are typically “chronic and severe” and the consequences of lacking focus and sustained attention can be considerable. Learning to drive is an example of this.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Promoting responsibility and independence in kids requires parents to step back from doing things for them rather than with them. Breaking the pattern involves motivating new behaviors through positive communication and encouragement.

ARTICLE

by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

For parents of teens with weak executive functions, helping your kids improve these skills takes a concerted and intentional effort, some of which may not come naturally. Applying these strategies can help you find the balance between too much support and not enough.

ARTICLE

by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Students with ADHD and other learning challenges often have weak executive function skills. Strengthening these skills will benefit your child at school and beyond. Share this article’s strategies with your child’s teacher, and follow them at home as well.

ARTICLE

by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

The turbulence associated with adolescence is partially due to underdeveloped executive functions, putting teens at risk for unhealthy behaviors. You can counter these natural tendencies by explicitly teaching executive function skills.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Inattentive ADHD is characterized by the ability to focus intensely on areas of interest while paying little or no attention to tasks that are unexciting. Here, Dr. Thomas Brown, a leading expert in the field, explains the nuances of this form of ADHD along with the challenges of diagnosing it.

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