All around us there are celebrations happening – graduations, weddings, reunions of friends and families who have been apart for over a year, new jobs; you name it we are celebrating and for good reason! Big events in our lives, big accomplishments and major milestones … Continue readingCelebrate Success
Throughout this past year COVID-19 and executive function skills have had very real, visible and significant impacts on our lives. While everyone is aware of the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on our lives, not everyone is as aware of the significant role and impact that executive function skills have had on each and every one of our daily lives. … Continue readingReframing How We Think about Executive Function Skills
For many high school seniors, June 1st is the deadline this year for making a final decision about which college to attend. This decision is the culmination of a long process of exploration in which many factors are taken into consideration: location, size of the … Continue readingCollege Planning with Academic and Disability Support Services
During this time, that is becoming known as the “new normal,” parents, teachers, and students are doing their best to manage the massive shift in roles and responsibilities. From changes in work for parents and changes in learning for students, we are forced into a paradigm … Continue readingCovid19 parenting. Connecting, problem-solving, and fostering self-regulation skills in the home.
Parenting with the Brain in Mind. A supportive and non-judgmental parent coaching model that is flexible and individualized At EEC parent coaching is a flexible and nonjudgmental approach to helping parents to help their kids. We help parents “parent with the brain in mind” to … Continue readingSeeking quaran-teen help? Use a parent coach
I have been on a journey with my son for the past 17, almost 18 years, knowing that he has always been different; different than my 20 year old daughter, different than my 15 year old daughter, different than his peers in elementary, middle, and … Continue readingTwice-Exceptional Learners with Guest Author Courtney Edman
Hi EEC Families! Do you know who Jonathan Mooney is? If not, then you should. All EEC clients, who I consider to be twice-exceptional, can relate to his story of learning struggles and perseverance. As someone who’s fought through school with dyslexia and LD, I … Continue readingStuck at home? Now what? I have some thoughts 💭 Unschooling | Quiet Time | Virtual Coaching | Parent Coaching | EF Coaching.
I am not a social media alarmist anymore. Most parents are no longer clueless about social media and the impact it has on the developing brain and the risks associated with unfiltered access. Yet, I come across extreme blogs like this one and still feel … Continue readingTikTok, middle school, and their developing brain
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
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