What is the big deal with metacognitive skills?

Everything! We need metacognitive skills to manage anything and everything we care about in school and in life. Metacognition is a cognitive process that allows us to think about unsolved problems that impede progress towards goals and intentions and implement the interventions and strategies to solve those problems effectively. … Continue readingWhat is the big deal with metacognitive skills?

Twice-exceptional: College Support Services in Massachusetts for those with ADHD.

For many high school seniors, June 1st is the deadline this year for deciding which college to attend. This decision is the culmination of a … Continue readingTwice-exceptional: College Support Services in Massachusetts for those with ADHD.

What is Executive Function Case Management Coaching (EFCM)

Executive Function Case Management (EFCM) provides a more comprehensive and increased level of coaching support for clients and/or parents looking for a higher level of support, monitoring, prompting, advocacy, collaboration, and/or accountability. … Continue readingWhat is Executive Function Case Management Coaching (EFCM)

Study Skills and ADHD. Building Skills Over the Summer.

Only five weeks remain in the school year. Can you believe it? It’s been another year of resilience – for students, parents, teachers, and medical professionals. I hope this summer brings a much-needed sense of closure to another crazy academic year and a renewal of … Continue readingStudy Skills and ADHD. Building Skills Over the Summer.

Invisible Disability: Seeing It Through Their Eyes – An Invitation

Having ADHD and executive function challenges is hard. Help is not easy to get. The executive function skill deficits and social-emotional and communication skill challenges that are a part of having ADHD are most often invisible or are hard to discern as lagging skills. Instead, … Continue readingInvisible Disability: Seeing It Through Their Eyes – An Invitation

Reframing How We Think about Executive Function Skills

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

College Planning with Academic and Disability Support Services

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

Covid19 parenting. Connecting, problem-solving, and fostering self-regulation skills in the home.

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.