Executive Functioning Skills
What are executive functioning skills? Executive functioning (EF) skills are the abilities in our brain that help us complete everyday tasks. These skills include planning, organization, time management, metacognition, working memory, self-control, attention, flexibility, and perseverance. S
9 Early Signs of Autism (That I Missed) • ASD Resources for Parents
The signs of high functioning autism are more subtle than classic autism and may go unnoticed until your child is older and there are more social demands.
Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences
Researchers at UCSF have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important neurodevelopmental disorder.
Interventions for Executive Functioning Challenges: Task Initiation
Strategies and supports for executive functioning challenges can make all the difference, especially for students who struggle with task initiation. This is such an important skill, since it's like the motor in allowing us to get started on all tasks and assignments. When someone is struggling to in
What is Sensory Processing: The Basics Explained
Many people just don't understand the foundation of what sensory processing is. Learn about the basics of just what sensory processing is.
15+ Ways to Teach Executive Functioning Skills
In many ways, strong executive functioning skills are the foundation for success. These are the mental processes that help learners plan through assignments, organize materials, initiate a task, manage time well, stay focused, try new strategies when stuck, and persevere until the completion of a go
Practice That Feels Like Play: 9 Executive Functioning Activities for Kids
This collection of executive functioning activities for kids will help develop working memory, impulse control, problem solving, time management, organization, social, and self-control skills in a fun, non-threatening way both at home and in the classroom!
Visual Processing: How to Recognize a Visual Processing Disorder in Your Child - Integrated Learning Strategies
How to recognize signs of visual processing issues in your child. What are the signs and symptoms of a Visual Processing Disorder.
Don't forget! 18 working memory games and strategies for kids
18 working memory games and strategies designed to develop a child’s memory, planning, and organization skills in a fun and effective way!
Could the Moro Reflex Be the Root Cause of Sensory Processing Issues?
Could an unintegrated Moro Reflex be causing your child's sensory issues? What causes this reflex to not integrate, and what can you do to help your child with sensory processing disorder, anxiety and learning disabilities?
Self Regulation Tools: Personalized strategy poster - No prep activity centre
Help your students to learn about their emotions/feelings and which strategies they can use to stay calm and ready to learn, using this fun no prep activity!This pack contains posters to display in the classroom with a selection of self regulation tools students can use to help them stay calm and re...
Practicing Executive Functioning Skills with Play Activities
Executive functioning skills are important for learners at all ages. Sometimes people hear the term and assume it's only for older kids, but I'm here to dispel that myth! Even our youngest of learners should learn and practice stills for paying attention, using self-control, getting organized, using
Society Is Failing High-Functioning Autistic Children
High functioning autistic children are being misdiagnosed, diagnosed too late, and having their needs left on the back burner. How can you help change this?
Embracing The New Year With Hope : Resolutions For Special Needs Parents
As the New Year approaches, it is human nature to review our misgivings. Perceived character flaws and negative habits are scrutinized as the year draws to a close. Change can be positive and assessing areas to restructure within our lives is definitely important. Unfortunately, focusing on the positive aspects such as goals accomplished, strides already…