Picture books for kids help me explain concepts to kids in neutral way, by focusing on the character instead of lecturing the kid standing in front of me. By using book characters as the focus, we are introducing the topic in a neutral way and not lecturing our kids about what they should or should […]
(2 min. read) Kids with ADHD may not enjoy sitting down to read for more than a few minutes at a time. However reading and writing comprise a large portion of their school day. Whether it’s a busy school year or the summertime, we can find ways to “sprinkle in” bits of reading skills practice.
(2 min read) When I was initially learning about executive function in the brain it took me a while to wrap my head around the concepts. So I took each executive function skill and tired to “see” it in real life. Working memory is the ability to hold information in your brain while you work
(4 min read) Have you bought countless worksheets and tried many computer games, just to make learning fun for your kid? I used to do that and sometimes I would stumble upon a learning activity that my kids actually like. But every so often the kids will come to me and excitedly tell me about
(2 min read) Fidget spinners and fidget toys have been gaining in popularity. While some adults might see fidget toys as a waste of time I totally disagree. I have seen kids with ADHD use fidget toys as a way to get sensory input. Using your hands to push, pull, squeeze, or snap allows you
I am thankful to have spent time talking to Katelyn Mabry, host of the podcast for kids entitled Journey With Me Through ADHD. We discussed how kids can learn about how they study best and partner with their parents and caregivers to get support. The episode is short, only 12 minutes long – please go
(3 min read) Working Memory is one of the executive function skills in our brain. Our working memory is used to hold onto information while we are using that same information. This is a short-term process. For example, I am thinking about what groceries I need in my house while I write my grocery list.
(3 min read) It feels comforting to have a perceived sense of control over what we are doing. We like to choose how we do our work, how we run our homes, and how we conduct ourselves. Whenever someone else tries to micromanage us and force a routine on us that we know isn’t best