Organization 101: Start with the Backpack

By Daniel Franklin, Ph.D. Getting and staying organized requires a broad range of executive functioning skills, time, and energy that your child may not have. Routinely engaging in organizational tasks with you, your child will become familiar and comfortable with… Read the rest

How to Do It NOW!

ADHD coach Leslie Josel’s new book is available for preorder. How to Do It Now Because It’s Not Going Away is a compilation of Josel’s best advice, tips, and strategies for dealing with your child’s procrastination. How To Do It… Read the rest

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