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Group Summer Study Skills Program Improves Executive Functions

Summer is the perfect time to brush up on important executive function and academic skills students need, but are not taught in school. This one-week study skills program will take place in August so executive function skills are fresh for the new school year. All sessions are interactive and creative.

5 Reasons Why Your Child Needs To Do An Academic Summer Program

Unless you live in Antarctica in a snow cave, you have probably heard the expression “summer slide” to describe setbacks in academic skills which students experience over the summer. Honestly, even if you haven’t heard of this, it is just common sense that, like an...

Is ADHD Mostly a Boy Thing?

The definitive answer to this question is yes...and no. It is true that boys are 2 times more likely, and in some research I read even more likely than that, to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. This statistic came up in a conversation recently and I wondered if this...

Cloudy With a Chance of Cash

by Susan V. Schaefer And the sky became dark and stormy, the wind howled and the leaves held on to their limbs for dear life. Suddenly a crack of lightning turned the night into day followed by a boom of thunder that tore the clouds open and cold hard cash came...

5 Ways Academic Coaching Differs From Tutoring

“A tutor can prepare you for a test on Friday, an academic coach can prepare you for a lifetime of learning” Each time a new student steps into our offices I ask the very same question, “Do you understand the difference between academic coaching and tutoring.” Nine...

ADHD in High School Seniors and New College Students

In College Things Will be Different; the lies ADHD high school seniors tell themselves and anyone else who will listen If there is one pearl of wisdom I can impart on a high school senior who has ADHD, it is that going away to college will not magically change the...

The Undercooked Teen Brain Causes Weak Executive Functions

Reposted from npr/Richard Knox When adolescence hit Frances Jensen's sons, she often found herself wondering, like all parents of teenagers, "What were you thinking?" "It's a resounding mantra of parents and teachers," says Jensen, who's a pediatric neurologist at...

Getting In to College Doesn’t Mean Students Are Ready to Go

From The New York Times By Lisa Damour April 27, 2015 reposted from www.CausewayCollaborative.com Last October I held a hastily scheduled psychotherapy session with a teenager facing a disastrous start to her college career. When we met, she somberly shared that she...

Helicopter Parenting is Ruining Kids

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper. But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of...

20 Things You Should Know About Dyslexia

Dyslexia. It’s a word many parents dread when they hear it in reference to their own children. What their “lay” minds take in is that they have a child who will face struggles throughout his/her schooling and in life. Dyslexia never goes away. There is no medication...

How To Parent on the College Visit

  By Christine VanDeVelde Confession: I like to be in control. Fact: If you want a good college visit experience with your son or daughter, you must cede control. Ugh! You’ve heard it a hundred times from the college counselor, and people like me: When it comes to the...

Is It Okay to “Grade Shame” Your Kid?

  The post simply said, “My daughter is currently pulling a D- in math. This is her phone.” The image has received over three million views in one day. The parent added in a follow-up remark on the thread, “I promise it’s a matter of motivation.” I’m no parenting...