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Executive Function

Develop Your Child’s Thinking and Doing Skills!

Just recently, I had to calm my fellow mama down through frustration, guilt, and blame!  Honestly, it was a lot for a relaxing Friday morning “off.” The frustration came at the school for not being in session fast enough. After some talking, the real frustration came from her darling not learning from virtual as she…

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Don’t Forget to Get the Basics Checked!

Just a friendly reminder to get the basics checked out on your student during this very strange summer. You know, hearing and vision. Don’t be like me. This is my youngest at the eye doctor last November. His reply was “Oh wow!  I didn’t know what I wasn’t seeing.” Whaaaaaat! Yes,  apparently he had been having horrible…

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Executive Skills Training

A few years ago, I sat across a father that was devastated because psychoeducational testing had revealed that his son had executive functioning deficits.  He spoke from the heart, and his eyes teared up. His wife reached over and held his hand.  He thought this information was almost a death sentence on his sweet boy. …

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How to Teach Your Kids to be More Independent

With our kids now home all day, you may be hearing more of, “Hey, Mom, I need help!” or “Hey, Dad, can you fix this?” I’m going to show you how you should respond to teach your kids to be more independent. Watch my latest video, “Mom to the Rescue Again?”  The Real Life Executive…

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How to Get Your Kids to Listen to You

With the kids being home all day, do you find yourself repeating the same things over and over again to no avail? In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to get your kids to listen to you and what you can do to get them to pay attention to you at home.…

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This secret weapon helps the families I work with reach their OT goals faster, better and for a fraction of the $.

A few months ago I did a team training at SPA all on how to use sensory strategies to give parents, teachers and related professionals another layer of knowledge to develop amazing humans.    Then we also dived into body awareness, processing speed, motor skills, executive skills and the ever-popular “What else can an OT…

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Develop Your Child’s Executive Function Skills

Have you been hearing all of the talk about executive function skills or executive skills disorder? I feel like everywhere we look, executive skills are on the tip of everybody’s tongue.  My video Develop Your Child’s Executive Function Skills is all about this topic. Keep reading to learn more! Why You Need to Develop Your Child’s Executive…

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Easy Activities to Teach Proper Pencil Grip

You bought a pencil grip and your children or students are using it for everything but to write. When our children are starting to use the pencil grip we need to be aware that this is a new skill they are learning. What I want parents and teachers to know that when we are introducing…

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Getting Middle School Systems for Success!

This is my third child going through middle school. I would consider myself a seasoned parent. I can look back and see where I should have spent a bit more with my older kids. Our family has many great traits. Systems and organizing are not one of them. I think it is a defect in…

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