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What Are Executive Functioning Skills?

Executive functioning skills are responsible for planning, organization, and time management as well as other higher-order functions. Students with deficits in this area are often described as disorganized and mislabeled lazy or procrastinators when in fact they may be suffering from poorly developed executive functioning skills. These students frequently fail to turn in homework assignments [...]

When Poor Motivation Is A Symptom And Not The Problem

There are many reasons why an individual may not be successful in school. Some of the “obvious” reasons parents and teachers attribute to poor academic performance include not doing the assigned work, not studying, poor motivation, and inattention. My 12 years as a special education teacher and 5 years in private practice as an [...]

What Essential Study Skills Must All Students Learn To Master?

All too often, bright kids and their parents experience the frustration of poor grades on exams in spite of spending countless hours studying. More often than not, these students lack efficient study skills and have the potential to excel tremendously with strategic support in this area. Below is merely a sample of test taking [...]