Executive Function Skills

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS

PRESENTATIONS

Does Your Child Have the Big 10 Life Skills?

Julie Swanson
“The Life Skills Lady”

VIDEO

Materials:
Big 10 Life Skills (PDF format)
Life Skills Cheat Sheet for IEP Planning (PDF format)

— Justification for incorporating life skills into the IEP (See Section 300.320(a)(2)(i)(B))

More About Julie Swanson

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with
Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA

How to Help Your Elementary School Child Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

Susan Chandler

Allison Tables

Executive Function Skills:
How Can We Help Our Children in Elementary School?

Allison Tables, MA, NCC, LPC
Susan Chandler

How to Help Your Middle- and High-Schooler Develop Organizational Skills for Distance Learning and for Life

Mary Murphy, PhD

Susan Chandler

Allison Tables

Executive Function Skills:
How Can We Help Our Children in Middle and High School?

Allison Tables, MA, NCC, LPC
Susan Chandler

VIDEO

Materials: EF Skills (Secondary School) (PDF Format)

More About this Presentation

More About Susan Chandler

More About Allison Tables

Co-sponsored by SoNo Branch Library: SPED MATTERS

Ten Practical Strategies to Help Your Children Improve Their Executive Function Skills

Mary Murphy, PhD

VIDEO

Materials: Executive Functioning presentation (PDF Format) and Practical Strategies (Summary) (PDF Format)

More About this Presentation

More About Mary Murphy

Co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Council and Wilton Library

Academic Coaching:
Empowering Students with ADHD and
Executive Function Challenges

Kelly Schwenkmeyer, MEd

VIDEO

Materials: Academic Coaching (PDF Format)

More About this Presentation

More About Kelly Schwenkmeyer

ARTICLES FOR PARENTS

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

For kids with ADHD, EF impairments are typically “chronic and severe” and the consequences of lacking focus and sustained attention can be considerable. Learning to drive is an example of this.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Promoting responsibility and independence in kids requires parents to step back from doing things for them rather than with them. Breaking the pattern involves motivating new behaviors through positive communication and encouragement.

ARTICLE

by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

For parents of teens with weak executive functions, helping your kids improve these skills takes a concerted and intentional effort, some of which may not come naturally. Applying these strategies can help you find the balance between too much support and not enough.

ARTICLE

by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Students with ADHD and other learning challenges often have weak executive function skills. Strengthening these skills will benefit your child at school and beyond. Share this article’s strategies with your child’s teacher, and follow them at home as well.

ARTICLE

by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP, with Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

The turbulence associated with adolescence is partially due to underdeveloped executive functions, putting teens at risk for unhealthy behaviors. You can counter these natural tendencies by explicitly teaching executive function skills.

ARTICLE

by Eve Kessler, Esq.
for Smart Kids with LD

Inattentive ADHD is characterized by the ability to focus intensely on areas of interest while paying little or no attention to tasks that are unexciting. Here, Dr. Thomas Brown, a leading expert in the field, explains the nuances of this form of ADHD along with the challenges of diagnosing it.

ARTICLE

VIDEOS