The Best Approach to Improving Executive-Functioning Skills

Do you have a teenage child, student, or client who struggles to reach his potential, showing moments of brilliance but getting overwhelmed by simple things such as getting his work […]

Can a Growth Mindset Improve Processing Speed

Slow processing speed often leads to feelings of frustration, low self-esteem, and a fixed mindset that hinders effort and personal development. Preschoolers and elementary school-age kids with slow processing speed […]

Three Ways Outschool Makes Screen Time into Learning Time

Your kids are bored. They are stuck at home and can’t visit their friends or participate in sports. They aren’t going to school or able to attend extracurricular activities. They […]

4 Strategies to Improve Focus with Remote Learning

It’s been tough for even the most attentive students to stay focused on school over the past few months, and for children with ADHD, anxiety, or difficulty with executive functioning, […]

Why Kids with ADHD, LD, and Weak Executive Functions Should Learn Dictation Skills

Writing is often the most difficult academic skills for kids with ADHD, LD, and weak executive functions. Competent writing requires sustained attention, facility with language, organization, and working memory. Efficient […]

Is ADHD a Disorder of Executive Functioning?

Thought leaders in psychology such as Russell Barkley, Ph.D., and Thomas Brown, Ph.D. have identified ADHD as a disorder of executive functioning. Rather than focusing on the major symptoms of […]

Summer School with Minecraft: Building executive-functioning skills

Would your kids love to play Minecraft nonstop this summer? While I would not suggest this as a recipe for a healthy and well-balanced summer, allowing kids access to Minecraft […]

The Best Approach to Improving Executive-Functioning Skills

Do you have a teenage child, student, or client who struggles to reach his potential, showing moments of brilliance but getting overwhelmed by simple things such as getting his work […]

What Are Executive Functions? The Importance of Working Memory

Executive functions (EFs)  are brain-based cognitive skills that help with decision-making and self-control. EFs help with figuring out what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. […]

Three Activities for Homeschoolers to Improve Executive Functions

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, I had noticed that an increasing number of my patients are being homeschooled. In the southern part of Rhode Island where I live, the majority […]