ADHD Coaching: Can It Work for Your Child?

In Driven to Distraction, authors Ned Hallowell and John Ratey offer the metaphor of a sports coach to explain the role of an ADHD coach. They write that a coach is “an individual standing on the sidelines with a whistle,… Read the rest

Summer Practice: 5 Components of Reading

Reading with children and helping them practice the specific components of reading can dramatically improve their ability to read. Use the more leisurely summer months to help your child improve in the key areas below: Recognizing and using individual sounds… Read the rest

Improving Executive Skills

Executive skills are skills that youngsters need to function independently. They include planning, organization, task initiation, sustained attention, goal-setting, decision-making, and problem solving. For children with LD or attention disorders, developing these skills often does not come naturally. Instead, they… Read the rest

Social Skills Building Blocks

Children are less likely to be happy and successful if they struggle with the social skills necessary to make friends and manage relationships. Below are six building blocks of social competency, along with simple teaching strategies drawn from everyday life.… Read the rest