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Executive Functions: What Are They And Why Are They Important?

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S. L. Crum, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. One of the most important and difficult set of functions to assess through neuropsychological evaluation are executive functions. By executive functions, I refer to a set of mental processes that enable us to connect past experiences with present circumstances so we executive and monitor our actions in such [...]

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Parent Developed Student Portfolios

by Marilee Emerson, M.Ed., BCBA, UCF CARD Do you ever wish that teachers, in-laws and community members knew your child as well as you? That they really understood who your child is, not just their disability label? An opportunity exists to share meaningful information with people in your child’s life who want to help, but [...]

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Activities at Home to Encourage Beginning Reading Skills

By Milaura Spelman, MS, CCC-SLP Many parents find it difficult when reading with their child to encourage appropriate reading skills. Some children do not enjoy reading books while others dive right in. Creative, fun activities can help children to enjoy the act of reading and create lifelong learners. The activities described below will guide you [...]

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Sensational Classrooms

A Program Overview for Schools Educating Children with Sensory Delays by Carmen McGuinness The National Institutes of Health describe sensory integration as “the involuntary process by which the brain assembles a picture of our environment at each moment in time using information from all of our senses.” Jean Ayres, and others who have continued her [...]

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Positive Psychology – It’s Time!


By Mary Travis, PhD In my opinion evaluation results, academic interventions, counseling, coaching, and group work all rest on principles from Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is different from positive thinking in three ways: • Positive Psychology is grounded in empirical and replicable scientific study • Positive Thinking urges us to be positive all the time [...]

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Attention Deficit Disorder: New Perspectives

by Mary F. Zesiewicz, MD I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and have been practicing for 20 years. For almost half of my professional career, I have practiced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The primary reason for referral, by far, was Attention Deficit Disorder. Over the years, I watched as the standards of assessment and treatment [...]

By | October 5th, 2013|Attention Deficit Disorder|Comments Off on Attention Deficit Disorder: New Perspectives

Teaching Your Right Brain Child

by Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP God has a wonderful sense of humor, I believe. He wants us to grow and stretch, and one of the ways He does this is to give us children who are very different from each other. Just as it is very likely that a right brain person will have a [...]

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