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

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

Now the hard work begins and motivation really matters

After making progress on the habits and skills that are relatively easy for the client to adopt, like using MyHomework App to track assignments or seamlessly maintaining a routine with binders, notebooks, and folders so handouts are not misplaced, clients find that it’s now time … Continue readingNow the hard work begins and motivation really matters