Tag: executive function


Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding Emotional Grounding

Anxious Child: Toys for Anxious Children, Self-Regulation and Emotional Grounding This article provides helpful toys to calm an anxious child or they can help kids that don’t know how to self-regulate their emotions in the classroom. Affiliate links are includes for your convenience. All children become anxious and stressed out at one point of their education with tests, homework, big projects and understanding new concepts....

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Processing Speed: Why Slow Processing Speed Makes Simple Tasks Daunting for Kids Executive Functioning

Processing Speed: Why Slow Processing Speed Makes Simple Tasks Daunting for Kids This article provides helpful information about slow processing speed in the classroom and at home. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Max, a 7-year-old boy, frequently has trouble executing the most basic daily tasks. He displays attention problems in school and gets distracted regularly from the activity he is supposed to be...

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8 Executive Functioning Skills: Why my Child Can’t Complete Tasks and Stay Organized in School Education

8 Executive Functioning Skills: Why my Child Can’t Complete Tasks and Stay Organized in School This article provides helpful information on executive functioning skills. Educators and professionals in the child development field frequently discuss the natural responses and skills that a child is born with. Some of these include primitive reflexes, which are responses and movements that help a child transition to a new skill...

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION: Visual Charts for Kids Struggling with Executive Function & Organization Executive Functioning

Executive Function: Visual Planning Charts for Unorganized Kids Oftentimes children who struggle with Executive Function also struggle with organization and need to break down simple tasks through visualization. When creating visual planning charts, kids may find tasks to be less daunting and manageable as they get ready for school, complete chores, do their homework and find activities to keep them active after school. Preparing charts...

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How to support the ‘air traffic control system’ of your child’s brain Physical Literacy

Guest Blog Post Dawne Clark How to support the ‘air traffic control system’ of your child’s brain If your child is involved in organized sports, you’ve probably noticed that at practices and games some children are focused, listening to the coach, and doing what they are asked, whereas other children seem to be doing anything but — daydreaming, fidgeting, watching the birds fly by, or...

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