Executive Function

Organizing that Mountain of Paper

Papers, Papers everywhere!! Many kids with special needs, especially those with Executive Function issues or ADHD, have a hard time organizing and managing their materials.  At this point in the school year chances are your...
Popcorn - Oral Sensory Crunch

Help Regulate Kids with Oral Sensory Snacks

Children with various isms have challenges with regulating their emotions.  Heck, I know of a lot of adults who struggle with this.  Think about sitting in a lecture.  What do you do to keep...

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me!

Today I would like to talk about self-regulation, because I feel it is a very important topic. Once a person learns how to self-regulate, their life will become a lot easier. But first, I am...

Networking at Special-Ism — Seth and Chris Make a Special Connection

Special-Ism writers, Seth Fowler and Chris Abildgaard, NCSP, LPC, had not previously met in person prior to their membership to Special-Ism's writing team. Through Special-Ism's networking platform, we discovered that, unbeknownst to each of...
sports -perfectionist

“Probability Goals” Keep Your Perfectionist Child from Giving Up

You may not think of your child as a "perfectionist", after all, he may have a terribly untidy room or he may take little care in his writing when doing homework but perfectionist children...

Engage Kids in the Classroom: 8 Ideas for Heavy Work

It’s Monday morning. You grab your coffee and head into your classroom, ready for a great week. You have your lesson plans ready to launch onto your third grade class. You look across the...

Tips to Help Develop Time Awareness

Getting a handle on time awareness can be a tough challenge for someone with ADHD or other isms. Even with medication, children and adults with ADHD have a difficulty sensing time in the standard way. ...

Get Visual and Creative to Support Transitions

We have three children, each unique with their back to school ritual. The daughter was ready to purchase back to school supplies in mid-July and had her closets and desk organized in anticipation of the...
Visual Timers

Visual Timers: Boost Productivity & Self Esteem

Time to a child can be so elusive and unimportant, yet its pressure can be extremely limiting and even debilitating.  For children and teens  with executive function isms, time can be an unrelenting enemy....
Visual - Picky Eater

Picky Eater? Discover the Vision Board

Raise your hand if you have a child or have heard a child refuse a food based upon how it looks? Rest assured that you're not alone in the picky eater world. I've not...