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College Readiness and Executive Function Skills

David Murphy, Ed.D. and Cristina Evans, M.Ed. “Only 6 out of 10 students who start college are still enrolled or have graduated 5-6 years later” National Center for Education Statistics. Years ago applying to colleges and getting accepted was the hardest aspect of the higher … Continue readingCollege Readiness and Executive Function Skills

The 45-day challenge: Start school with a mindset for academic success

Dr. Murphy is a special education teacher and founder of Effective Effort Consulting. He is a leading provider of ADHD/Executive Function coaching and consulting services on the South Shore and Greater Boston. The start of school is only a week away. Now is the time … Continue readingThe 45-day challenge: Start school with a mindset for academic success

Summer –> A great time to develop executive function skills

We hope you are all having a great summer.  Summer is a perfect time of year to relax and regroup before school starts up.  It is also a great time of year to quietly work on executive function skills.  Below are a few suggestion on … Continue readingSummer –> A great time to develop executive function skills

Stomping Your ANTS; Automatic Negative Thoughts

Cristina Evans, M.Ed. and David Murphy, M.Ed., Ed.D. Have you ever had a friend walk into a store where you are shopping and not say hello?  Do you automatically start thinking that you must have done something to offend her or she is not as … Continue readingStomping Your ANTS; Automatic Negative Thoughts

But I am studying: how students are not putting in the right kind of effort.

It’s not easy being a student, and that’s the problem. Most students want quick fixes and easy answers to a challenging issue that does not have a simple solution. Many students who come to EEC struggle with tests and quizzes. When asked if they study … Continue readingBut I am studying: how students are not putting in the right kind of effort.

KEEPING ALL THE BALLS IN THE AIR: Balancing the demands of being a student athlete with ADHD

Developing effective strategies to manage ADHD can be a challenge but when the disorder is present in a busy student athlete, a performance plan is essential.  The following tips are helpful to managing this tricky combination: Sleep  Sleep matters – at least 8 hours a … Continue readingKEEPING ALL THE BALLS IN THE AIR: Balancing the demands of being a student athlete with ADHD