Autism

Distance Learning Hacks for Families

Is Distance Learning making you feel like you’re back in school? So many parents are reaching out for help–realizing just how much the Executive Functions like organizing and prioritizing are used as a student!! One of the areas that you can make easier for yourself and your child is hacking the assignments and workload. 

But first, I have to celebrate my momma, and my own brain’s strategies. I’ve been online teaching all day. I hit a few snags in planning

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The Magic Word that Can Stop Annoying or Naughty Behaviors for Good

I was recently coaching a parent whose kid is in constant motion in body, words, or both. The poor family is in a frustrating push-pull of yelling, resenting, and feeling bad about each other and the situation. The parents have tried planned ignoring, being firm and direct, even punishments and rewards, but they’ve seen little progress. One of their main concerns is that when their child does stop moving or talking, the change is only for a brief

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How to make a decision using your body as prompts

Have you ever been paralyzed by the decision-making process? Which job to take? Where to live? What to make for dinner when you’re really, really hungry and you’re trying to be healthy but you’re also so, so tired and you’re pretty sure there’s one last frozen pizza in the back of the freezer?

For students with executive function deficits, the requirement to make a decision or solve a problem can cause a melt-down moment. It’s overwhelming for kids to

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Home school for kids who struggle in school-school

Suddenly home schooling? Kids with learning challenges may experience a transition to distance learning, but we can strategize this struggle too. This week’s podcast covers some basics of adjusting to home schooling, including a few places parents can just Let It Go! (You’re welcome for starting the song in your head) 

Some reminders and tips include:

*Know that it won’t take up the same amount of time

*Forgive yourself: you can’t replace school, even if you worked at

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Pay Attention! Real-life, brain-friendly strategies for success

What does paying attention look like?

Welcome to the EFP. I’m your host, Sarah Kesty, and today we’re talking about attention. Not the kind that comes naturally or you want to give freely, but the kind we ask kids to pay. Today I’m going to teach you quick strategies to improve your child’s attention and improve your understanding of your child’s brain!

I want to begin by telling you about a few students I’ve had. I’ll start

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What is Executive Function and why is it so important?

Welcome to the very first episode of the Executive Function Podcast! I’m over the moon happy to have you join us to discover strategies to support you and your child! If you’re not sure what Executive Function (EF) is or how it could be impacting your life, you’re in the right place! Today we’re going to jump in and explore EF—what it is, why it matters, and how supporting its development can change lives in huge ways!

Before

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