Archive for August 2019

Why Brain Training?

Scientific research has proven that the brain, like almost every other function of the human body, has an ability to change.  In fact, the brain holds the capacity for a far greater ability to change than our bodies do. What does that mean for students (of any age)?  We used to believe that brain development…

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Encouraging Reading

For many kids, diagnosed with ADHD or not, reading is problematic, and they can come up with some very creative ways to avoid it.  As a prior teacher and a book lover for as long as I can remember, it always saddened me to see anyone, student or adult, not able to find joy in…

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Activities to Strengthen Focus and Attention

Have you noticed your youngster’s attention isn’t as long as you think it should be?  The length of time your child can sustain his/her attention is naturally lengthened as they age and through the activities in which they participate.  Nevertheless, it can’t hurt (and may even help!) to purposefully engage in some of the following. …

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Family Fun Night

It’s good to have a standing night of the week where you can be together as a family.  You have seven choices; choose the night of the week that works for your family.  While Friday or Saturday is the most common night, it might be another night for your family.   If you don’t yet…

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How to Improve Memory

Unfortunately, if you are reading this, you are human, and humans decline cognitively as they age.  Memory loss is the number one complaint.  There are a myriad of factors that contribute to this:  genetics, aging, medical conditions, diet and lifestyle. Age related cognitive decline is a proven, scientific fact, but there are ways to slow…

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Boosting Executive Function

Executive function encompasses all the skills an individual needs to navigate life successfully:  Typically, there are seven areas that impact people with Executive Function issues.  Those are: Self-awareness Inhibition Working memory Self-regulation Motivation Problem solving Cognitive development programs strengthen working memory, problem solving and often, as a result of intense training, the remaining areas are…

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ADHD/Executive Function Checklist

While all individuals are unique, and certain symptoms are more crucial at specific ages, nevertheless, there are some commonalities that indicate ADHD may be an issue for you or your child.  If you respond to a significant number of these (six or more), an evaluation from a professional may be indicated.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Check any of…

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Why Brain Training?

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Reviews Brain Training Results Even though he was wearing a helmet, Drew was in a bike accident and suffered a serious traumatic brain injury. After a month-long coma, his long recovery included a long hospital stay, physical and occupational therapies.  He and his wife, Emily, sought brain training to help with…

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Helping your Middle Schooler Have a Great Year!

Encourage participation. The more involved your child is in school and after-school activities, the more likely he or she will be to find friends, familiarity, and acceptance among different peer groups. Stay engaged. Parental engagement tends to drop off dramatically in middle school even though studies show it improves academic achievement. A study from the…

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Preventing Middle School Nightmares: Trauma-Free Transition Tips

P Does the thought of sending your child off to middle school make you anxious? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Many adults have middle school memories of social awkwardness, hormonal upheaval, and the added pressure of more responsibilities with a growing need for more independence. Now think of your child experiencing these same anxieties!…

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