Learning Disability

BeeLine Reader: Make Reading On-Screen Easier for your Brain!

On today’s show, we interview the founder of BeeLine Reader, a piece of technology that is improving reading for people across the world! In fact, if you’ve tried the button on our blog, you’ve seen how it can color the text, empowering your brain to engage with deeper comprehension by reducing the cognitive load of reading.

As one student said, “I finally got through a whole paragraph without losing my focus!” And, “It makes the words stop moving around.” Tribe,

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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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Creating a Home Schedule for Distance Learning

Click here for resources to make your home learning schedule! 

Hey tribe!

I appreciate so many of you reaching out with questions. I’ve really had to stretch and reflect on one particular question that has come up again and again from our community: what are the top two or three things I can do right now to help my kid at home?

One time I wrote to Russell Barkley, who is a hero of mine and a researcher

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7 Best Accommodations for Home School Learning

Top 7 Accommodations and Modifications to put in place for home school assignments:

*Printed work: screen work or using new technology (like trying to complete assignments on a student’s phone instead of the computer they have at school) may layer in a new challenge for your child. If at all possible, print work for your child to complete on paper, if new or difficult technology is required. Students can take a photo of the completed work and

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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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The BEST planner for your child with Executive Function needs!

Customizable Planner Pages for you to try!

I have purchased and put in place probably 40 student planners, and I’ve seen various degrees of success. What it comes down to is matching student understanding with planner set up. What I mean is sometimes it’s best to design the pages together, print them, then bind them with laminated card stock covers (it’s actually how I make my own teaching planners). 

That said, all planners should have:

*A yearly overview type

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Resolutions and Reflections that Work for Kids with Executive Function Needs

How to Make the Most of Reflections and Resolutions

New year is a fresh start. To be truly “fresh,” though, we have to commit to staying aware of the habits we have that keep us in old ruts and unhealthy patterns. One great place to look is at your reactions to your child or students.

 Are you shoulding on them?

Are you taking it personally?

Is it a puzzle or a problem?

Are you seeking new information and ideas?

If

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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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