Slow Processing Speed and Executive Functions


What is processing speed?


Processing speed is one of the major steps in the cognitive process. It is an essential part of learning, academic performance, reasoning, […]

Setting Limits: Where do I start?

“How often should I let my child play video games?” might be the most common question I am asked as a child clinical psychologist. There are a lot of mixed […]

Three Steps to Make Homework Shorter and Less Frustrating

If you have a child with ADHD or a learning disability, you must constantly be strategizing for how to get through the school year. Executive functioning deficits are difficult in […]

Teaching Executive Functions and Social Emotional Learning Skills (SEL) with Sports

Extreme sports such as skateboarding, surfing, rock climbing, and snowboarding can improve executive functions as well as social and emotional learning. Kids may be pulled to these sports due to […]

Flexibility is Key to Inking Your Way to Victory in Splatoon 3!

Flexible thinking is the secret to adaptability and success. Flexibility is an important Thinking Skill that enables children to adapt to new situations, improvise, and shift strategies in response to […]

Can Exercise Improve Processing Speed?


Does your child seem bright but take a long time to understand things? Does information go in one ear and right out the other? It’s possible that they struggle […]

Fortnite Can Boost Your Working Memory

Working Memory acts as your on-the-go mental sticky notepad. Working Memory is a thinking skill that impacts how our minds process and remember information every day. This thinking skill is […]

What the Research Shows About Video Games, Creativity, Problem Solving, and Social Skills

Video games are a modern platform that provides a host of opportunities to practice abilities such as creativity, problem-solving, and social skills. There is a wealth of research suggesting that […]

Plan to Survive in Minecraft!

It’s true that just an hour of preparation could shave hours off actually doing something. Being unprepared is a more significant stressor than being ready for something, right? The thinking […]

Why is ADHD Under-diagnosed in Girls?

People throw around the term ADHD pretty casually, perhaps when describing themselves as being forgetful, distractible, or excitable. Widespread assumptions about what this disorder looks like have led to misunderstandings […]