Executive Function

Manage Internal vs External Distractions

The potential for distractions is all around us.  Just take a look around the average home and you will see multiple TVs on, computers up and running, Ipods, Ipads, cell phones ringing and buzzing,...
adult transitions

6 Tips to Prepare Now for Transition to Adulthood

Many times when we ring in a new year, we make resolutions. We start new diets, exercise regularly, read more, etc. and “resolve” to due better in these areas of our life. Although statistics...
Transitions - School Bus

5 Tips for Better Transitions

Transitions are rough for many of us. As a parent, I even struggle when transitioning from the peace and quiet of my home office to the hustle and bustle that instantly ensues when my...

Easing Transitions Through Activity Disengagement

Transitions are known to be difficult for any child with isms.  Having sat in IEP meetings as an Occupational Therapist (OT), and having sat in my own child’s IEP meetings, it doesn’t take long...

Kids with Isms Can Benefit by Using Lists

My world is full of lists. I have them on my walls and whiteboards at work, on papers at home and scattered through synchronized computer systems, including my mobile phone, computer, iPad, print outs....

Back to School? But it’s Only July!

My youngest isn’t out of school a month yet and I find myself talking to parents about back to school supplies. As I have this conversation with moms, their children are usually giving me...

A Day at Monster Jam: Tips for Preparing “those” Summer Events

Summer is a time many families are looking for those fun, high interest activities to do with their kids. As a counselor, one of the biggest fears I often hear from parents is, “We...

School’s Out: What To Do With All The School Projects?

Finals exams have ended. Teacher gifts handed out. All lockers are emptied. Now, what to do with all the school projects, writing assignments, books, etc. that have been collected throughout the school year. I have...
Fun Timer App

The Fun Timer App

How do you teach the importance of staying on task and not wasting time to a child who doesn't understand the passing of time, can't read a clock, and seeks only immediate gratification? While...

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. ...